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Southport-Fort Fisher starts off-season schedule Monday

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Now that fall has arrived, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry moves to its abbreviated fall/winter schedule Monday. Full story...
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Military wounded warriors ride in parade from Southport

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Supporters of the military's Wounded Warriors group are organizing a welcome home parade along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Maritime Memorial location up for debate

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video The city of Southport wants to pay tribute to its maritime heritage with a memorial. But after a public hearing, the proposed location may be sinking fast. Full story...
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Sunny Point practices for terrorist threat

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video A Brunswick County military installation was on high alert today. It was part of a simulated attack planned at Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal near Southport by civilian contractors. Though it was just a drill, base officials are not taking it lightly. Full story...
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Fans excited for Sparks on set in Southport

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video An anxious crowd waited for the chance to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite stars Wednesday in Southport. After close to an hour, "Safe Haven" stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, along with writer Nicholas Sparks, finally arrived. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry schedule tweaked for 'Safe Haven' shoot

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will cancel two departures for the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry tonight for a movie shoot. The cast and crew of the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie "Safe Haven" will use the Motor Vessel Southport and its crew for a shoot this evening. Full story...
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Southport man plans Bahamas trip in homemade plane

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video A Southport man is almost finished building his own ultralight plane with hopes of making an international flight. Although aviation is in his blood, Norman Lewis says the flight he wants to make is different than anything that's been done before. Full story...
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'No Port Southport' claims deepwater port plan is dead

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No Port Southport, which opposes an international terminal in southern Brunswick County, believes the federal government's focus on other port projects means the Southport plans are dead. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' flying over Cape Fear River; other productions along for the ride

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video Hollywood East is alive and well. At least Four productions are actively filming in the Cape Fear, and one more with big names is on the way. Full story...
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HBO releases details on 'Mary and Martha,' filmed in Southport and Wilmington

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North Carolina residents have already spotted Hilary Swank, James Woods and Brenda Blethyn in Southport and Wilmington and today HBO released details on the TV movie they are shooting, "Mary and Martha." Full story...
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Big productions making impact on Cape Fear

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video Call it the "Iron Man Effect," and we're not talking about Tony Stark. Instead, the economy in the area is flourishing thanks to multiple productions here in Hollywood East. Full story...
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Seacrest sponsors contest for 'Safe Haven' walk-on role

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TV and radio star Ryan Seacrest is sponsoring a contest for a walk-on role in his girlfriend's movie that's currently shooting in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Southport continues centuries old celebration

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video Southport is famous for its Independence Day celebration. The North Carolina 4th of July Festival traces its origins back to the late 1700s, and it is thought to be one of the oldest celebrations of its kind in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3,' 'Safe Haven' shoot around region this month

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"Iron Man 3" will soon be flying north to Duplin County. Before that, the "Iron Man" team has several shoots set for Wilmington. Full story...
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