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Archive for April, 2013

Local film leaders say bill would end N.C. film industry

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Conservative General Assembly lawmakers have argued that an overhaul of the state’s tax code that streamlines and simplifies the tax structure would be more effective

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McCrory announces transportation funding overhaul

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

CHRIS KARDISH
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory wants a new transportation funding model that directs more money to projects that he says will grow North Carolina’s economy.

McCrory’s plan introduced Thursday would give more state money to projects that can prove their potential worth.

Supporters say the state can use this new funding model despite weak revenues because the plan reprioritizes spending. Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata says his department would redirect about $120 million a year from secondary road maintenance to capital projects of greater impact.

Currently, North Carolina has a model that awards funding equally among the state’s 14 divisions. Tata says the new method could let the state work on 85 more projects and create 66,000 more jobs over the next 10 years.

The new formula will need legislative approval.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington tweaks sign rules to accommodate developer

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The council voted 5-1 to allow greater sign flexibility for office buildings in the mixed-use district

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Video gives behind-the-scenes look at ‘Iron Man 3’

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — “Iron Man 3” premiers nationwide in two weeks. Now we’re getting a behind-the-scenes look at the film shot in and around Wilmington last year.

The nearly six-minute video released by Marvel and posted on movie website JoBlo.com shows stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle shooting scenes and stunts on set and on locations, including New Hanover Region Medial Center and the State Port of Wilmington.

“Iron Man 3” opens in theaters May 3.

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My Turn: Film incentives and the economy

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair talks about film incentives and their impact on the economy.

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