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FIRST ON 3: Darius Rucker headlines Azalea Festival Wednesday concert

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video Hoggard alum Connor Barth among celebrity guests during 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Full story...
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'The King's Speech' gets 12 Oscar nominations

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The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Full story...
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Big production, movie's TV premiere could signal good things for Hollywood East

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videoWilmington has played host to more than 300 feature films, TV movies and mini series, beginning with "Firestarter" in 1983. Lately Hollywood East has been trying to revive itself, and a couple of locally-shot projects could show a trend in that direction. Full story...
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Avett Brothers tickets going fast

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The Avett Brothers are proving a success at the Azalea Festival box office. Full story...
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Helping fund film means tax write-off

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video Tonight, you can help a locally-produced film become a reality. And you can write it off come tax time. Full story...
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See 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on stage and screen

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A beloved Christmas cartoon comes to life this weekend. You can catch the original 1965 animated classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on stage at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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'Hairspray' hits stage this weekend in Wilmington

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If you love the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray," starting this weekend you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch it. "Hairspray" is hitting the stage at the Historic Hannah Block USO building. Full story...
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Man who brought Hollywood to Wilmington dies

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video "Hollywood East" is here primarily thanks to one man - Dino De Laurentiis. Today people are remembering De Laurentiis after he died in California. Full story...
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Cucalorus Film Festival starts tomorrow

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video Take away the glitz, the glamour, and the red carpets and bring on about 10,000 pouring into the Port city to celebrate the art of filmmaking. The Cucalorus Film Festival starts tomorrow. Full story...
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Cape Fear Fair & Expo hits the road

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video It takes lots of hard work and hard workers to pull off this task of breaking down the fair. The employees who help do it work for Powers Great American Midway which is based in Burgaw. Full story...
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Leaders hope 'Journey 2' will give second life to Hollywood East

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video Wilmington Regional Film Commission director Johnny Griffin said Wilmington had a lot to offer, like a local crew, facilities, locations, weather and, yes, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" will use the water tank at Screen Gems for the first time ever. Full story...
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'Happy Days' dad Tom Bosley dead at 83

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Tom Bosley, the patient, understanding father on television's long-running "Happy Days," has died. He was 83. The family says Bosley died of heart failure at 4 a.m. Tuesday at a hospital near his Palm Springs home. Full story...
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Governor stole spotlight on new movie announcement

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Gov. Bev Perdue's office first announced last night "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" will film in Wilmington. We wanted to know why the local film commission did not step in and make the announcement before the Governor. Full story...
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Caine, 'The Rock' to star in Wilmington-shot movie

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video Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that New Line Cinemas film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Caine will start production later this month in Wilmington. Full story...
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Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleaver's TV mom, dies

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Barbara Billingsley, who gained supermom status for her gentle portrayal of June Cleaver, the warm, supportive mother of a pair of precocious boys in "Leave it to Beaver," died Saturday. She was 94. Full story...
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