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ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Searching for deserving families

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009



Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you.

Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to North Carolina!

“We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” says Casting Supervisor Morgan Fahey.

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover? “We’re looking for those
special people who have amazing strength of character and never give up. Whether it’s
keeping their chin up in really tough circumstances or going out of their way to help
others. We want to help people whose stories have really affected their community or
made a big difference in other people’s lives.” Fahey added: “There are a lot of people
who are heroes to those around them because of the way they inspire others and quietly
serve their communities on a daily basis.”

The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition producers are looking for families whose homes desperately need to be rebuilt. “We really want to help families whose homes present
major problems for the family, those big issues that affect the family’s quality of life on a daily basis. We want to find deserving people who just don’t have the resources, ability,
or time to fix those serious issues without our help.”

To be eligible, a family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.

Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to: CastingNorthCarolina@gmail.com.

Nominations may be submitted by the family or by a member of their community. Each nomination must include the names and ages of every member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home. Anyone submitting a nomination should be sure to explain why the nominated family is deserving, heroic, and/or a great role model for their community. If possible, include a recent photo of the family. All nominations must include a contact phone number.

The deadline for nominations is August 7, 2009. Don’t delay!

For more information on how to apply please visit our website at:

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Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you.

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Update: Truck overturns; one lane blocked on N.C. 211 in Brunswick County

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Traffic is down to one lane on N.C. 211 near Midway Road, where a construction pickup truck overturned around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. St. James Fire Department closed the westbound lane heading toward Supply and is alternating traffic as officials wait for the N.C. Highway Patrol to arrive, Assistant Fire Chief John Bahill said.

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Truck overturns on N.C. 211 in Brunswick County

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Emergency workers were headed to the scene of an overturned truck on N.C. 211 and Midway Road in Brunswick County just before 9 a.m. today.A Brunswick County 911 dispatch official said the driver was not injured in the single vehicle accident. It was not yet known how or if the accident is impacting traffic. Check back later for updates.

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Goodwill – Innkeeper, policeman earn praise for helping

Monday, July 27th, 2009

On July 6, Wilmington’s Racine/New Centre Drive area was inundated with 10 inches of rain within a few hours. This yielded a couple of tributes to folks willing to wade into some trouble.

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Victim believes his sexual orientation might have led to attack

Monday, July 27th, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

While Chaz Housand suspects he and a friend were attacked because they are gay, he doesn’t remember the incident and so can’t be certain.

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