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Archive for November, 2009

Cucalorus showcases love and art of filmmaking

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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It is a festival that brings together people all with one thing in common: the love and art of filmmaking, no matter the genre.

Cucalorus started fifteen years ago as a one day event. Now it lasts five days. People come from all over the world, giving filmmakers and actors a chance to network.

“There’s people from just all over the place that hear about Cucalorus and it’s kind of garnered a lot of attention internationally and helped filmmakers and the whole creative process,” said writer/actor Johnathan Guggenheim.

Cucalorus features everything from documentary’s to short films like director Chip Hackler’s, Two Hours in the Dark. It is based on the true story of an event that changed Frank Capra’s life.

Hackler said it is gratifying to see his hard work on the big screen. “You used to hear the expression that a writer’s book isn’t really finished until someone’s read the book. I think the same way for a filmmaker; that the work isn’t finished until it’s screened and audience sees it and also, when you hear some feedback about the work and I think that completes the creative cycle,” he said.

The festival starts Wednesday and ends Sunday.

If you are interested in checking out any of the films, check out www.cucalorus.org for ticket information and a list of the eight venues.

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videoSome creative minds are headed to the Port City. Cucalorus kicks off Wednesday night. The film festival received more than one thousand entries; about a hundred and fifty made the cut.

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Wilmington Christian Academy celebrates 40 years of education with food drive

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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As part of its birthday celebration, one local school is holding a food drive of its own. The Wilmington Christian Academy is holding a Thank You Wilmington Picnic this weekend to celebrate forty years of education.

In return for a non-perishable food donation, those in attendance will receive a free lunch. Donations from the picnic will go to the Yahweh Center, Salvation Army, and School Creations Incorporated.

Wilmington Christian Academy administrator Barren Nobles said, “There are so many people that are hurting and we figured this would be a good way to help support agencies whose funding may have been cut due to the economic budget problems. These are organizations that we believe in.”

The picnic takes place Sunday from noon until 3:00 p.m. at 1401 North College Road. There will be an art show, musical performances and a special recognition for military veterans at 2:00 p.m.

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As part of its birthday celebration, one local school is holding a food drive of its own. The Wilmington Christian Academy is holding a Thank You Wilmington Picnic this weekend…

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Wilmington Bank of America sees another robbery

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank on South College Road.

It happened at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Bank of America near the corner of Bragg Drive.

Witnesses said the man gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over cash, and the man took off.

Police believe he may have left in a vehicle parked at the nearby Hampton Place Apartments.

The man in the surveillance photos looks similar to the man who robbed the Bank of America on Oleander last week.

If you have info on the man in these photos, call the WPD at 343-3600.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank on South College Road.

It happened at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Bank of America near the corner of Bragg Drive.

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New veterans clinic coming to Port City

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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Congressman Mike McIntyre visited the VA clinic in Wilmington with some good news about their health care. He announced plans for an expanded clinic that will offer veterans specialty medical attention, without having to drive to Fayetteville.

McIntyre said, “We have one of the fastest growing veterans populations of any district, really in the nation, between Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Sunny Point.”

That’s why a new 100,000 square foot facility is so necessary for Wilmington.

“When you’ve got 77,000 veterans living in southeastern North Carolina, and that population is ever expanding, we want to make sure those who are coming home from serving our country over seas, as well as those in times passed have served our country, get the health care that they deserve and that they’ve earned.”

Veteran Fred Johnson said, “The building here i guess does well, but if they have more services, it would enhance more veterans to come out and they could be better served.”

The new center will be equipped with a lab, pharmacy, dental clinic, x-ray machines, and cardiology, and disease specialists.

“For the veterans in the Wilmington area, they won’t have to come to Fayetteville for a lot of the specialty services that they now still have to come to even though we have a clinic here,” said Bruce Triplett, Director of Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

The current outpatient clinic is about 8,000 square feet. The new clinic is going to be more than 10 times the size of that, at about 100,000 square feet. It will also have the ability to expand as our vet population continues to grow.

The Veteran’s Administration has also gotten approval to open outpatient clinics in Brunswick and Robeson counties.

“What a great way to be able to celebrate Veteran’s Day by in a tangible way, on behalf of the United States to say thank you to those who have given that service,” McIntyre said.

The project will cost roughly 95 million dollars in federal funds.

The current outpatient clinic is expected to close and the new center open in June 2011. The new facility will be in Wilmington, but the exact location has not yet been announced.

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videoCongressman Mike McIntyre visited the VA clinic in Wilmington with some good news about their health care. He announced plans for an expanded clinic that will offer veterans specialty medical attention, without having to drive to Fayetteville.

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Topsail commissioners pursue beach club restrictions

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

The board voted unanimously to proceed with the planning board’s recommendations, prohibiting the club usage in the B2 zoning district, which often borders residential areas.

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