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Archive for June, 2012

Film Commission looking for more locations for database

Monday, June 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Regional Film Commission wants to add your interesting property to its database of possible film locations.

The commission will add a location scout to its team this summer to add to its existing database of 3,300 locations. The scout will photograph interesting local properties to provide an even broader idea of potential shooting locations to productions considering filming in the area.

“We’re already pretty well known for being a film-friendly town with great crew and support services, and also for having a wide range of types of locations,” Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin said in a news release. “However, the more of a picture we can paint of the complete range of location options available, the more productions we can potentially attract.”

The commission says when a project is considering where to film its project, it weighs many factors, and the types of locations available are important to the decision. The more closely the locations match the vision of the writer and director, the easier that aspect of filming will be.

That’s where you come in.

“We are encouraging anyone with an interesting property – anything from a warehouse or a barn to a restaurant, shop, house or farm – to contact us. If it’s appropriate we will send our Scout to take some photographs,” Griffin said. “We’ll add it to our database, and if a production likes what they see, they will contact the owner directly.”

You can contact the Film Commission can be contacted at (910) 343-3456 or commish@wilmingtonfilm.com.

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Trust fund set up for murdered delivery driver

Monday, June 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The family of Zhen Bo Liu has asked the law firm of Alley Register McEachern to receive donations for Liu’s widow to offset funeral and travel expenses.

Liu was murdered June 14 at the corner of 13th and Queen Streets in Wilmington while making a Chinese food delivery.

Police say 15-year-old Mustafaa Friend shot Liu in the foot and say 20-year-old Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr. shot him in the face. Both are charged with murder.

Investigators say they and four others also robbed Liu of $48 and took the food they ordered home and ate it after killing Liu.

Donations for Liu’s widow can be made at any of the 10 local Wells Fargo Branches. Any checks should be made payable to “Alley Register McEachern Trust Account FBO Zhen Bo Liu.”

Liu is also survived by an adult son Yu Lin.

There are funeral expenses and unexpected travel expenses which are expected to amount to about $10,000, which the family hopes to offset by donations.

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Flocks of flamingos could help beach access

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Signs reading, "You’ve been flocked!" could soon litter yards in southern New Hanover County.

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Captains, officials keep pushing for dredging funds

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Army Corps of Engineers’ latest dredging of Carolina Beach Inlet, completed last week, allowed for a smooth ride Monday as Capt. Robert Schoonmaker navigated his charter fishing boat from the Intracoastal Waterway to the ocean.

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Crash at MLK & Kerr sends one to hospital

Monday, June 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One person went to the hospital after a SUV flipped this afternoon on MLK Parkway and Kerr Avenue.

Wilmington Police say the driver of the SUV hit another car and then flipped after overcorrecting.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital. Police say injuries did not seem life threatening.

The driver of the other car was not hurt.

MLK and Kerr are now back open to traffic.

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