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Archive for April, 2013

Swimming alert issued for Ocean Isle Beach lifted

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

A swimming alert that was issued for a part of Brunswick County's beaches Wednesday has been lifted, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Forecast forces change to Rims on the River Saturday

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A rainy weekend forecast is forcing changes to a popular event in downtown Wilmington.

Organizer have postponed Saturday’s car show until Sunday. They say the same times will apply for Sunday’s show as were set from the original Saturday show. Registration is 9 a.m. The show opens to the public at 11 a.m. Awards will be at 4 p.m.

You can find more information on the Rims on the River Facebook page.

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HBO movie shot in Wilmington debuts this weekend

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington-shot movie makes its premiere this weekend.

“Mary and Martha” debuts Saturday night on HBO.

Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and Oscar-nominee Brenda Blethyn star in the story of two mothers who forge a unique bond after traumatic events in Africa bring them together.

Part of the movie was filmed in the Port City last year.

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Raleigh man charged with having sex with dogs at animal shelter

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (RALIEGH NEWS & OBSERVER) — Police charged a 21-year-old man Thursday with molesting at least four dogs at the Wake County animal shelter where he worked as a volunteer.

Detectives arrested the man after they learned from a tipster that he was posting photos of himself molesting the animals on the Internet. Police charged a 21-year-old man Thursday with molesting at least four dogs at the Wake County animal shelter where he worked as a volunteer.

Investigators say Henrich on at least four occasions “willfully and feloniously did commit the abominable and detestable crime against nature with a DOG,” according to the arrest warrants.

The police say Henrich then went to an Internet website that features bestiality and posted at least three photos of himself “engaged in a sex act with a dog,” arrest warrants stated.


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/18/2834520/raleigh-police-charge-animal-shelter.html#storylink=cpy 

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Catlin, Millis sponsor bill to change film incentive law

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A bill filed in the state House could make it harder for North Carolina to bring big productions to Hollywood East.

Under the current law, a film company earns a refundable tax credit for 25 percent of a production’s qualifying expenses. Any money left over as surplus credit is then cut into a check from the state to the production company.

Republicans Rick Catlin of New Hhanover County and Chris Millis of Pender County are among the sponsors of a bill that would require them use the surplus against any future tax liability for the next five years.

Catlin says people need to be aware of the fact that tax incentives are coming right from tax-payers pockets, but Rep. Susi Hamilton, a Wilmington Democrat, says this bill is bad for business.

“If this bill or anything like it passes, the film industry in North Carolina will go away, and thousands of clean jobs will go away with it,” Hamilton said.

Rep. Catlin says even though he sponsored the bill, he does not expect it to pass.

Local actors and workers in the film industry will hold a rally this weekend to voice their objections against lawmakers who support the bill. It’s at 12:30 p.m. at Riverfront Park downtown.

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