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Archive for July, 2012

Seacrest sponsors contest for ‘Safe Haven’ walk-on role

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — TV and radio star Ryan Seacrest is sponsoring a contest for a walk-on role in his girlfriend’s movie that’s currently shooting in Brunswick County.

Julianne Hough stars in “Safe Haven,” based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, with Josh Duhamel. The movie has been shooting for the last several weeks in Southport and Wilmington.

According to the entry form on Seacrest’s website, the prize package includes roundtrip coach airfare for the randomly-selected winner and a guest “to a to-be-determined city for filming” for a walk-on role in “Safe Haven.” The contest ends Sunday night.

Sparks has been running his own “Safe Haven” contest. It offers a trip to the set in Southport or a trip to the worldwide premiere of the film, which is scheduled to open February 8, 2013.

(Photo courtesy facebook.com/safehavenmovie)

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Outside firm won’t look for CFPUA billing errors

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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Toll delays, school calendar changes become NC law

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill into law that postpones more North Carolina ferry tolls for another year and tweaks scheduling rules for school districts so students could stay at their desks longer but attend class fewer days.

The omnibus measure signed by Perdue on Tuesday shifts the Legislature’s course on the tolls. The primary budget law approved for this year had required new and higher tolls be collected despite Perdue’s executive order last winter to delay them.

The new law also gives school districts the option to set schedules that meet for 185 classroom days or 1,025 hours beginning in 2013. Schools previously had to meet both hour and day thresholds.

The law also gives give state employees and teachers an extra week of leave this year.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Clerk foils beer theft, two arrested

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Kevin Christopher Mullen, 22, and Heather Lynn Barlup, 21, were each charged with armed robbery.

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ONLY ON 3 @ 5:30: Mayor Saffo LIVE to talk baseball

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Watch WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 p.m. later today when Mayor Bill Saffo joins us live to talk baseball, bonds and the backlash over killing the “no tax for baseball” petition.

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