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2008-07-16 15:00:40

By Amy Hotz, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 15--Feature films, television shows and commercials spent 61 percent more money last year in North Carolina than in 2006. Construction materials for sets, double lattes for stars and even portable potties rented from local companies helped contribute to an estimated $160.2 million spent in the state, according to the N.C. Film Office, part of the state Commerce Department's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development. Those...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 15--Stars from John Travolta in "Domestic Disturbance" to the cast of the television series "Surface" have graced the private docks at the end of Lewis Road in Hampstead. But it will take more than Hollywood magic to see the small working waterfront and occasional movie and TV set turned into the first public boat access along Pender County's fast-growing coast. County officials thought they had the funds in hand when the General...

2008-07-15 12:01:00

By Shelby Sebens, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 13--Dosher Medical Plaza on Long Beach Road plans to open its doors to patients the first week of August. The opening has been delayed a couple months because of confusion between the contractor and the state over fire protection requirements, Dosher Memorial Hospital CEO Edgar Haywood III said. Wednesday the state gave the hospital notice it can now occupy the building, Haywood said. "This is our first physical joint project...

2008-07-09 12:00:00

By Steve Jones, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 9--Ocean Isle Beach is going to pay an additional $6,250 in its ongoing battle with Mother Nature at the east end. The money will go to dig old sandbags and chunks of asphalt from the surf near Shallotte Boulevard in preparation for new sandbags that will complete a solid line from the road to the farthest house on the east end. The old sandbags are all that remain of a line put up just a couple of years ago. The town paid to...

2007-08-13 12:20:33

By Lindell Kay, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Aug. 13--NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH -- Considered a beach erosion expert by some and a beach nourishment opponent by others, retired Duke University professor Orrin Pilkey will be speaking in North Topsail Beach on Tuesday. "I am excited at the opportunity to present my view of beach nourishment to the people of North Topsail Beach," Pilkey said Friday. "This is a community where beach nourishment was apparently voted down, but the...

2007-03-06 15:00:35

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Blue Developers has unveiled plans for a unique nautical community, located on the spectacular Intracoastal Waterway near Wilmington, North Carolina's historic downtown. Primary to the community's design is its focus on nautical lifestyle. Residents can easily cruise to the Atlantic Ocean via the Intracoastal Waterway. The highlight of Anchors Bend is The Marina Club, which features a protected dock and deep-water boat slips ranging in...

2007-02-08 06:00:29

By Jim Nesbitt, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Feb. 8--A Wilmington judge might rule as early as this afternoon whether admitted killer Ann Miller Kontz will be prohibited from having any contact with her 7-year-old daughter. District Judge Phyllis Gorham is also weighing a lengthy visitation request from the child's paternal aunt and grandparents -- the sister and parents of murdered AIDS researcher Eric Miller of Raleigh, who died of arsenic poisoning in 2000. In November...

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2005-06-04 15:09:25

RALEIGH, N.C. -- "Fathom," a new NBC series starring Lake Bell, will be filmed in Wilmington. The drama, about a new form of life lurking in the sea, will begin shooting in July, according to a news release Friday from state legislators who got the news from NBC Universal studio officials this week. Bell played lawyer Sally Heep on the ABC legal drama "Boston Legal." The pilot for "Fathom," which is set to premiere this fall, was shot in California. NBC chose North Carolina in part because...


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