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TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes and Cape Fear Memorial Bridge expected to go up at noon

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Isabel Holmes Bridge to go up at Noon. 

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19-year-old accused of trying to break into Campus Edge apartments

Friday, April 26th, 2013

A 19-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor and breaking and entering after police say he attempted to break in to some Wilmington apartments.

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Could Johnny Depp be coming to Wilmington?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

By F.T. Norton

Fran.Norton@StarNewsOnline.com

WILMINGTON, NC (STARNEWSONLINE.COM) —        Casting has begun for a feature film to be shot in Wilmington starring heartthrob Johnny Depp, several Internet websites announced Friday morning.

The unnamed film starring Depp is currently casting for principal, supporting and extra roles, according to The Wilmington Casting Call's Facebook page and Axcesstalent.com.

"Pay is up to $842 per day depending on role and experience," the announcements say.  

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Life in the slow lane

Friday, April 26th, 2013

City’s street sweepers have seen it all

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George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

Friday, April 26th, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “Possum” recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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