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Archive for October, 2011

Elaborate settings: Club decorates to help children

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

ST. JAMES | This year, members of the St. James Service Club are setting tables to raise money for children. The theme of their second-annual fundraising event, Tiptoe Through the Tables, is “Children are in our Hearts.”

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“Super Size Me” filmaker talks about new documentary to UNCW crowd

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you saw “Super Size Me”, it probably made you think twice about eating a Big Mac or buying your kid a Happy Meal. Some even say it completely changed the way people view fast food. The mastermind behind the documentary, Morgan Spurlock, has a new film that he hopes changes how people view the consumer industry.

Spurlock came out to UNCW to talk about his new documentary, titled “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.” In it, he examines the increased use of product placement and branding in almost all aspects of our lives.

“We live in a culture that is incredibly disconnected from all these things,” said Spurlock. “Until it affects us personally, it is never something that we think about. It’s never something that we are bothered about. “

To further illustrate his views, the funding for the movie had a very significant role.

“So, what I wanted to do was make a film about product placement and advertising, where the entire film was funded completely by product placement and advertising,” said Spurlock.

Spurlock called hundreds of corporations, even going so far as to ask McDonalds, which big surprise, did not wish to participate. All in all, 22 brands signed on to fund the movie.

Spurlock hopes his new documentary will open viewers eyes to how product branding and advertisements have forever changed the way people view television and movies.

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Winter Park Optimist logs years of service

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

WILMINGTON | The Optimist Club of Winter Park just completed its 57th year serving area youth and youth-based programs. The club was founded in 1954 and is the oldest Optimist club in Wilmington.Over the past 57 years our focus has always been on youth development programs. Many area residents know us for providing youth baseball, softball and Little Seahawks in our area.

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Two arrested for theft of meth chemical

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriffs dectectives have arrested two men for stealing a chemical used to make methamphetamine.

41-year-old Eugene West and 46-year-old Jimmy Delton are facing methamphetamine and other drug charges after allegedly stealing ammonia to make the drug. They were both taken to the Brunswick County jail under a 500-thousand dollar bond. The arrest occurred after a three month investigation into several thefts of anhydrous ammonia.

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Pedestrian fatally struck by car

Monday, October 17th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car around 7 p.m Monday. The accident occurred near Gordon and North College Road in Wilmington.

Highway Patrol is looking into the incident.

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