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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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Cape Fear Chordsmen deliver songs of love

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videoThe Cape Fear Chordsmen are spreading the love on Valentine's Day, surprising some special people with love songs. 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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ONLY ON 3: Southport Alderman reconsider city's film policies

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video As Southport gets set for its starring role in "Safe Haven," city leaders are reconsidering how to handle any future movie shoots. The debate comes after some residents were not happy with some of the impacts of "Safe Haven" shooting around town last summer. Full story...
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Southport businesses cash in on 'Safe Haven'

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Southport is attracting fans from all over thanks to the movie "Safe Haven." The movie was filmed in and around Southport last summer, and even hand-picked a few local stores for several scenes. Many of these stores have been cashing in on the movie which does not even hit the big screen until Valentine's Day. 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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Southport to honor heroes who saved man from sinking car

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video Three young men who saved a man from a sinking car in Southport last week will be honored for their good deed. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rescuers describe saving man from sinking car

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video An elderly man is lucky to be alive after driving his car into the waterfront last night in Southport. And it's all thanks to three young men who did not hesitate to jump in the water and free him from the sinking car. Full story...
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Southport Aldermen consider buying building for office space

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video Aldermen meet in a special session at 6 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the finalization of plans to purchase the Wells Fargo building at 1029 North Howe Street. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' fans hit theater for Q&A with Sparks and lead actors

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video In less than a month, people will be able to see Wilmington and Southport on the big screen. The Nicholas Sparks book-turned-movie "Safe Haven" is set to premier on Valentine's Day. Ahead of the big event, fans got a chance tonight to do a Q&A session with Sparks and the movie's big stars, Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel at Mayfaire Cinemas. Full story...
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Tickets running out for Southport 'Safe Haven' party

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video Tickets are running out for Southport's celebration for the premier of the movie "Safe Haven" that was shot in around the Brunswick County city last summer. Full story...
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NC megaport opponents turn to seashore project

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The people who fought a megaport on North Carolina's coast are in the early stages of trying to preserve much of the same area along the lower Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Most NC ferry routes to cut schedules during Christmas

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video The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an amended schedule at its Cedar Island-Ocracoke, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach, Southport-Fort Fisher and Currituck-Knotts Island routes Dec. 24-26 as a costs savings measure. Full story...
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Tracked Great White visits Southport, Bald Head Island

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videoA Great White shark you can track online has made it north to the coast of Brunswick County. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' reshoots to impact ferry schedule

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videoThe return of the cast and crew of the movie "Safe Haven" will have an impact on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The ferry will run an abbreviated schedule Saturday, Nov. 17, to assist with reshoots for the movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book. Full story...
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