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Azalea Festival concert stage rises

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The main stage for this week's Azalea Festival concerts is taking shape. Crews started setting it up in a parking lot at Cape Fear Community College this morning. video Full story...
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Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies

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video The Walt Disney Co. says Annette Funicello, who went from Mouseketeer to beach party movie icon, has died at age 70. Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases info on Street Fair, road closings

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival would like to let our community know that during the Street Fair the downtown merchants will all be open for business as they join in the festival festivities. Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases more tickets for Avett Bros.

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videoThought you wouldn't get in to the Avett Brothers show during the Azalea Festival? You have another chance. The festival has released 1,000 more tickets to the show Friday, April 12. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Buddy Guy to headline 20th Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

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videoFolks in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach area already jazzed about the 20th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, and it's not happening until October. Full story...
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Craig Thomas out at Sunny 104.5

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videoA longtime part of the Wilmington radio scene is off the airwaves. Craig Thomas is no longer part of the staff at Sunny 104.5. Thomas told WWAY he was not ready to comment on his departure, but said his last day on the air was Wednesday. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' theatrical trailer released

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videoMarvel Entertainment has released the theatrical trailer for "Iron Man 3," which shot in and around Wilmington last summer. The new trailer includes clips of scenes shot at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the State Port of Wilmington. Full story...
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Colt Ford to play Saturday concert at Azalea Festival

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videoThe Azalea Festival has announced a third and final concert slated for downtown Wilmington next month. Colt Ford will perform Saturday, April 13, at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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'Dancing With The Stars' season 16: New celebrity cast announced

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Musicians, athletes and TV personalities are among the new crop of celebrity contestants who will take to the dance floor on season 16 of "Dancing With the Stars." Full story...
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'Rolling Stone' rips 'Safe Haven'

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Folks in Southport may love "Safe Haven," but the latest big-screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book has drawn the ire of "Rolling Stone" movie reviewer Peter Travers. Full story...
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Explore with George: 'Safe Haven' premiers, Southport residents excited

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video It's the moment many folks in Southport have been waiting for, today's the day Safe Haven finally hits screens nationwide. WWAY's George Elliott went down to the Southport Community Center to have a part in the party. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' debuts to packed house in Southport

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Southport has had its fair share of movies shot within its city limits, but tonight residents of the area were treated to a special viewing of what could be its biggest blockbuster yet. Full story...
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Wilmington theater offers Oscar Best Picture nominee marathon

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It's less than two weeks until Hollywood's biggest night, which means time is running out to catch all of Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. But a Wilmington movie theater is offering a solution. Full story...
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Southport to host invitation-only pre-screening of 'Safe Haven'

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videoSouthport is getting ready for its moment in the spotlight when "Safe Haven" hits theaters nationwide Thursday. Some folks in the community, though, will get a sneak peak at the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie a couple days early. Full story...
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Auditions being held in for NC's 'Lost Colony'

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Actors hoping to perform in this summer's performances of the outdoor drama "The Lost Colony" have several chances to audition. Full story...
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