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Archive for April, 2009

Friends shocked after homeless man found dead

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Authorities say the man found dead in a trash pit in New Hanover County on Thursday morning is Berry O’Neal Carter, a 42-year-old known member of the area’s homeless.

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Disney picks Georgia for Cyrus flick

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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It looks like Miley Cyrus will not make a movie in Wilmington after all.

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced yesterday the Disney movie The Last Song will be filmed in and around Savannah this summer. Georgia had been contending with North Carolina for the film, which the governor’s office says will bring about 250 jobs to the state.

The script is by novelist Nicholas Sparks. Movies based on his books A Walk to Remember and Night in Rodanthe were filmed in Wilmington and other parts of North Carolina.

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue had planned to announce during a visit to Wilmington last week that the movie would shoot at Screen Gems Studios’ new "Dream Stage," her staff pulled the plug on the media event 15 minutes after the governor was scheduled to arrive. At the time sources told WWAY Disney was not ready to make a public statement. The state later revealed the delay was caused by Georgia, which has a higher tax incentive for film projects than North Carolina, getting into the mix to lure the production.

Read Gov. Sonny Perdue’s announcement about The Last Song shooting in Georgia

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It looks like Miley Cyrus will not make a movie in Wilmington after all.

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Sheriff’s Office looking for missing man

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment who was last seen at 11 a.m. Wednesday.The man is Paul Armand LeBeau, 56, according to a release from Deputy Charles Smith of the sheriff’s office.

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N.C. tax collectors: Refunds slowed by lack of cash

Friday, April 10th, 2009

RALEIGH | North Carolina’s dwindling cash flow has delayed individual income tax refunds by about four weeks, the state Revenue Department said on its Web site Thursday.

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Wilmington Seder marks start of Passover with food, talk

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The people at the table talked about the first ever Passover Seder being held at The White House on the first day of the Jewish holiday Thursday night.

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