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The Cape Fear excited about premier of 'Hunger Games'

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Amazon.com revealed earlier this week cities topping the list in the United States for reading The Hunger Games trilogy. The list was generated after compiling sales data of all versions of The Hunger Games books, in both print and Kindle formats, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents. Wilmington, North Carolina holds the 14th spot! Full story...
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'Dancing with the Stars' season 14 cast revealed

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A whole new celebrity cast is putting on their dancing shoes and preparing to take the ballroom by storm on Season 14 of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Full story...
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Productions spent $113M in Wilmington in 2011; more predicted for 2012

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Movie, TV and commercial productions spent more than $113 million on goods and services in the Wilmington area last year, according to the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. The commission expects an even better year in 2012. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' beats 'Star Wars' at weekend box office

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A new movie shot in part at Wilmington's Screen Gems Studios had a good first weekend at the box office. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" finished third in weekend ticket sales with $27.6 million. Full story...
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Whitney Houston dead at 48

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Whitney Houston, the iconic American singer whose battles with drugs, alcohol and ex-husband Bobby Brown marred her star power, has died. She was 48. Houston's publicist confirmed the singer's death to ABC News. The cause of death is not yet known. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' takes 3-D movies to new dimensions

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videoIt's a milestone day in Hollywood East. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" opened today. It's the first big production shot on the so-called Dream Stage at Screen Gems. The movie features special effects and underwater scenes never before shot in 3-D. Many of them were shot in Wilmington. Full story...
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North Carolina Jazz Festival kicks off downtown

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The stars of the music world came out Thursday night for the 32nd annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at the Hilton Riverside, downtown. WWAY’s Chris Phillips got to kick off the event again this year Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Teen Mom 2' giving Brunswick County lawyer taste of limelight

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videoFew would argue Brunswick County's Jenelle Evans has made headlines for all the wrong reasons as the star of MTV's "Teen Mom 2." While the 20-year-old can't seem to stay out of trouble, Evans's issues and the show are a boon of sorts for her attorney. Full story...
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Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars 11 nominations

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Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Full story...
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CFCC teacher joins Wahlberg in 'Contraband'

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videoFrom the classroom to the big screen, one Cape Fear Community College teacher is in a major motion picture hitting theaters tomorrow. Jack Landry, the lead drama instructor at CFCC, is in the new movie "Contraband" staring Mark Wahlberg. It's an exciting experience for both landry and his students. Full story...
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Crews clean out Karen's Café

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That's a wrap for a "One Tree Hill" set on Front Street in downtown Wilmington. Crews packed up the fictional Karen's Café today two weeks after the show finished filming. Full story...
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Kate Voegele concert draws 'One Tree Hill' fans sad to see show wrap

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A big crowd downtown Wednesday night at the Soapbox to see Kate Voegele in concert. The singer has another tie to our community. She appeared on "One Tree Hill" as Mia. Full story...
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Fans from around the world make final visit as 'One Tree Hill' shooting wraps this week

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The drama attracts fans from all over the globe. Girls and guys from France and Canada traveled to the Port City just to get a glimpse of their favorite characters as shooting wraps this week on the show's ninth and final season. Full story...
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Sale, auction give fans chance to own piece of 'One Tree Hill'

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As The CW's original series "One Tree Hill" draws to a close, Auction Company of Wilmington has been engaged to offer thousands of items and set pieces to the public over the course of two weekends at EUE Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. Some of the more spectacular items that will be available at auction include the main characters' bedrooms and décor pieces including artwork, nightstands, beds, armoires and more. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' down to final five shooting days

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Another milestone counting down to the end of an era here in Hollywood East. Today marked the start of the last five days of shooting for "One Tree Hill," according to the show's co-producer. Full story...
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