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Archive for November, 2011

Extra! Extra! Casting call wants them all

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While One Tree Hill is exiting stage right, Iron Man 3 is preparing to set up shop in Wilmington.

A production of superhero size needs a lot of extras, and Premier Casting is fattening up its database of extras to be ready for upcoming films.

Gerald Thomas is one of the hundreds that showed his face this weekend. He works full time as a dental tech but says he enjoys doing extra work on the weekends. He’s especially excited about the chance to work on a Marvel movie.

“It’s definitely an all day event,” extra hopeful Thomas said. “Be prepared to wake up early and kind of go home late; pretty fun on set. You get a chance to meet a lot of good people and network. I’m enjoying myself.”

Like Thomas, many of the folks who applied over the weekend are comic book and Iron Man fans. Iron Man 3 is set to start production soon, and the release date is scheduled for May of 2013.

If you’re interested in being an extra, the open casting call is going on at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Home set on fire for practice

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) — A home on Sunset Harbor Road in Brunswick County was donated and set ablaze Saturday for firefighters to learn more about the burn.

Firefighters from all over the county came out to put out the flames in an effort to better prepare themselves for the real deal. The Sunset Harbor and Zion Hill Volunteer Fire Department coordinated the training burn.

The department has been using the house for training for the past few weeks, but Saturday, it was burned to the ground.

“We don’t get enough hands on training,” Fire Chief John Eeten said. “The training towers can’t do it for us. They can give us a simulation, but it’s not real world. This type of house here is real world. We have actual room sizes. I have five rooms in there.”

The guys and girls got to practice rescues, moving around obstacles and putting the fire out quickly and safely.

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Celia Rivenbark – Facebook, friends and frownie-faces

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I’ve tried to keep my whining about the newly revamped Facebook to more of a low, sustained growl.

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UNCW student trains dogs for Canines for Service

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A service dog in training living in campus housing is a first for UNCW and Canines for Service.

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Remember to set your clocks back this weekend

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Daylight Savings Time ends on at 2 a.m. Sunday, when clocks will be set back one hour.

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