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'Downton Abbey' costumes to go on display in NC

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American fans of "Downton Abbey" can soon see an exhibition on the show's costumes in Asheville. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that tickets for a show entitled "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times" are now on sale. Full story...
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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

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videoJoan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Full story...
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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Labor Day Weekend

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videoHere's a look at what's happening around the Cape Fear on this Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

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Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby. Full story...
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Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

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Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff's Office says Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. The sheriff's office says a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. Full story...
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ABC drama 'Secrets & Lies' continues filming in Wilmywood

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videoABC's murder mystery starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis continues calling Hollywood East its home. Full story...
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Did you make a film? Submit it by tonight

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Today marks the final deadline to submit your film for the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, held Nov. 12-16, 2014 in Wilmington. There is no submission fee for residents of Wilmington. Full story...
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Film museum coming soon?

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videoWilmington Film enthusiasts are hoping to expand their presence in the Cape Fear. Members of the local film community gathered to discuss the potential for a film museum in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Big Smo visits Wilmington kids, plays Ziggy's tonight

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videoHick-Hop is coming to Ziggy's by the Sea tonight. From "Kuntry Livin'" to the Port City, reality star Big Smo is performing up and down the east coast and stopping along the way to explain to kids the importance of art and following their dreams. Full story...
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Satisfaction after Downtown Sundown Concert series kicks off

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videoFriday kicked off the 9th Downtown Sundown Concert series featuring Chasing Opal opening for Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction. People flocked to Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington to take in some sweet and free tunes while enjoying food and drink as the sun set on the river. Full story...
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Rolling Stones tribute headlines first Downtown Sundown concert

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videoMemorial Day weekend has arrived, and with it the unofficial start to summer. And of course, Friday nights in downtown Wilmington throughout the summer mean the Downtown Sundown Concert Series. WWAY NewsChannel 3 is proud to sponsor the ninth season of Downtown Sundown. Full story...
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ABC releases first look at locally-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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videoToday we got our first look at locally-shot "Secrets & Lies," which stars Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. The trailer released as ABC officially announces its new show during Upfronts in New York also features another familiar face and voice Full story...
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ABC picks up Wilmington-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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videoABC has picked up the drama "Secrets & Lies," producer Aaron Kaplan confirmed on Twitter this afternoon. The crime drama, starring Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, Natalie Martinez, Clifton Collins and KaDee Strickland, shot its pilot episode earlier this year in and around Wilmington. Full story...
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Second trailer released for Wilmington-shot 'Tammy'

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A second trailer has been released for the movie "Tammy," which shot in Wilmington in May 2013. The movie stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon. Full story...
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Rally pushes for continuation of NC film incentives

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videoFilm equals jobs. That's what hundreds of people were chanting at today's NC Film rally downtown. Film industry employees and supporters worried about their future came out in full force. Organizers says more than 1,000 people turned out. Full story...
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