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Archive for July, 2009

Two men arrested on prostitution charges at Greenfield Lake

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Wilmington police arrested two men on prostitution charges Thursday during an undercover operation at Greenfield Lake.

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Kure Beach park gets financial boost

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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The Town of Kure Beach got a half-million dollar boost Friday. The money comes from the state’s Natural Heritage Trust Fund, and will go toward the town’s new Ocean Front Park.

In order to get the funding, Kure Beach must keep the area solely as a green space. Acquiring the funds has been two years in the making.

“It’s going to help revitalize our economic development in the town as well as in the long term provide a positive public access for the people of North Carolina,” said Mayor Mac Montgomery.

Down the line, Kure Beach has plans to build bathrooms, a pavilion for outdoor concerts and a play area for small children at Ocean Front Park.

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A $500,000 grant will go a long way toward creating the new Ocean Front Park.

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A stinky situation in Brunswick County

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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There’s nothing like a cold glass of water to cool you down on a hot day. Rosalind Hewett says there nothing refreshing about the water coming out of her faucet.

“Have you ever been to a pond, where there is all that green stuff in the middle, and it just smells…musty, thats the only thing I can say it just smells musty.”

The water coming out of the pump station in Shallotte looks clear and safe to drink. But residents who smelled the water say they’re not so sure about the safety.

Hewett’s granddaughter is coming to visit, so she went out to the store and stocked up on bottled water.

“I don’t know that it’s safe to be drinking this water, no one has told us anything, she said.” So I went out and bought water because I don’t want her taking a risk.”

Brunswick County Utilities Director Jerry Pierce says the water is completely safe to drink.

“I live in Leland and i drink the water everyday,” Pierce said.

The county uses raw water from the Lower Cape Fear River. A bloom of algae has caused the water to have a slight odor. The county is treating it with carbon, and beginning to flush out the system starting at the north end of the county, moving south.

“It just takes us a long time to get it out of our system, because of the size of our system. We provide water from one end of the county to the other, about 900 miles of water mains we have to get it out of,” Pierce said.

In the meantime, Hewett says she’s gonna stick to the clear, odorless water that comes in a bottle.

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People who live in Brunswick County are wondering what’s wrong with their water. There’s been a strong odor coming from their faucets and they want to know why.

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Film incentives, HBO shows futures uncertain

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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The local film community continues to watch and wait on Raleigh as the film incentive bill sits in the house.

The bill would increase the state’s film incentive from 15% to 25%. It still has to clear a second house committee.

In the meantime, questions remain about two HBO shows that have filmed in Wilmington. “East Bound and Down” may come back in the Fall.

“Little Britain USA” is being redesigned, and it’s future is uncertain.

Hollywood East casting director David Schifter says we’re still getting smaller projects here but the big budget movies have been going to other states.

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The local film community continues to watch and wait on Raleigh as the film incentive bill sits in the house.

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In the “Name” of Love

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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From Myspace and Facebook, to e-Harmony and Match.com, internet dating is quickly becoming a widely accepted and popular way to find love.

If you believe some people are just meant to be, here’s your couple.

“I was using Myspace and I was on it just about everyday and I was like, ‘I wonder if there are any other Casey Townsend’s in the world. So I typed my own name into Myspace and there I saw Casey Samuel Townsend, from Bolivia, North Carolina. I was from Dayton, Ohio,” said the female Casey.

After exchanging Myspace messages, these two realized 700 miles was the about the only thing that set them apart.

“I thought it was extremely ironic that there was a casey townsend living in North Carolina that was the same age as me, that was also a videographer, and a musician, and a Christian, just like me.”

The male Casey’s cousin even happened to go to the same high school in Dayton as the female Casey. The connection gave them an excuse to meet in person.

It was love at first sight. After four months of dating, they tied the knot.

Having the same name made a lot of things easy. For instance, since their names are spelled the same, no one had to get their name changed.

But sometimes it can get confusing.

“We bought two tickets for Casey Townsend and Casey Townsend but they only gave us one seat, but they only gave us one seat for Casey Townsend, they thought it was a mistake.”

Finding love online doesn’t work for everyone, but it certainly worked for Casey and Casey.

“We were both really funny about online dating, we weren’t into the online dating thing…
I think it seemed too good to be true, that I type my own name into Myspace, and magically I find my husband. I just didn’t believe that it could be that simple.”

The Townsend’s did research to make sure they weren’t related. They said they plan on having children, and they’ve ruled out the name “Casey.”

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There isn’t much that sets the Townsend’s apart. Born within three days of each other, and with the same job, these two share the same first and last name – and did so even before they got married.

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