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Extra! Extra! Casting call wants them all

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While One Tree Hill is exiting stage right, Iron Man 3 is preparing to set up shop in Wilmington. A production of superhero size needs a lot of extras, and Premier Casting is fattening up its database of extras to be ready for upcoming films. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local leaders look to state to expand rail service

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video Everyone is looking for more jobs and business to get our economy back on track. Transportation planners say one solution could be restoring a 27-mile stretch of railroad between Castle Hayne and Wallace. Full story...
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After efforts to clean up neighborhood failed, Wilmington woman decides to move on

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video Back in March, a Wilmington resident was on a mission to clean up her neighborhood. Often times, Lola James was left alone to clean up everything from broken glass to paper bags. But today, she says the trash problem has gotten worse and she is fed up with the filth. Full story...
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Hundreds try for spot in final 'One Tree Hill'

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Fans and eager actors lined up today to part of the end of an era in Hollywood East. Fincannon & Associates says more than 600 people turned out for a casting call for the series finale of "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Hoggard star arrested again

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A former high school football star is in trouble with the law once again. Records show Wilimington Police booked Shawn Sidbury into the New Hanover County Jail yesterday. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first degree burglary. Full story...
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Man shot in 700 block of North 6th Street

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At least one man was injured last night in a shooting in the 700 block of 6th Street in downtown Wilmington. Police responded to the call at about 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Campbell and 6th Street. Full story...
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State offers tax break on Energy Star appliances this weekend

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video In today's economy everybody's looking to save a few bucks wherever they can. This weekend, you may be able to do that in a big way not only at the store, but also at home on your electric bill. Full story...
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Castle Hayne residents discuss incorporation

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video Residents in Castle Hayne have been discussing incorporation for years. The decision to become a town or not will happen with next Tuesday's elections. Thursday voters came together one last time to talk about the issue. Full story...
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Extras! Casting calls aim to fill OTH finale, future productions

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video The stage is set. Now all that's needed are the people to fill it. If you've ever dreamed of being in a television show or movie, now is your chance. Hollywood East is once again starting to live up to its name, and that means casting agencies need more extras. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Bill Saffo

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video For the last few weeks we've been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and mayor. With the election now just days away, we wrap up our candidate profiles with with incumbent Mayor Bill Saffo. He says he looks forward to continuing to make Wilmington the gem of southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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