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Archive for July, 2013

Rep. Ellmers says she isn’t running for US Senate in NC

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers won’t run for U.S. Senate next year.

Ellmers said Tuesday she’s decided she’d do the most good if she ran for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican in her third year in office represents the state’s 2nd Congressional District, which stretches in an arc to the north, east and south of Raleigh.

North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis of suburban Charlotte has said he’s running for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan. Tea party favorite and physician Greg Brannon of Cary has said he’s also planning a run.

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ needs extras with detective look

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Sleepy Hollow is looking for some men and women who have a detective look for scenes that will be shot in Wilmington next week.

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McCrory sees flood-ravaged North Carolina counties

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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VALE, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory has toured portions of Lincoln and Catawba counties where heavy rains led to flooding and property damage.

McCrory met with local leaders to survey the damage and discuss how the government can help. The officials estimated road damage at $5 million so far.

McCrory said he was willing to tap into state reserves to help pay for road projects. The governor said he was directing the state Department of Agriculture to look for programs to help farmers impacted by flooding, and that he was also checking with federal authorities about low-interest loans available for homeowners.

Officials in Catawba County have formally requested disaster assistance for hundreds of victims of last weekend’s flash floods.

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Andy Garcia, Mandy Moore join ‘Christmas in Conway’ cast

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Grammy Award winner and an actor who’s been nominated for an Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globes are joining the cast of a made-for-TV movie about to start shooting in Wilmington.

According to Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Facebook page, Mandy Moore and Andy Garcia are joining Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker in “Christmas in Conway.” The movie starts shooting Monday.

According to Hallmark Hall of Fame, Garcia plays Duncan Mayor, who decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved but ailing wife Suzy (played by Parker) is a ride on a real-deal Ferris wheel, set up in their own backyard. Why? Because it was while riding one years earlier that Duncan asked Suzy to marry him. Crews are setting up the Ferris wheel at a home on Forest Hills Drive this week.

Mandy Moore is Suzy’s nurse Natalie. Natalie and Suzy develop a deep bond almost immediately. Not so for Natalie and Duncan. He’s a bit of a curmudgeon and at least initially resents the time and attention his wife pays to her soulmate nurse. But love is in the air, and not just between Suzy and Duncan. Natalie and a young landscape designer who’s helping Duncan assemble the giant Ferris wheel also fall under the intoxicating spell of romance.

Moore is no stranger to shooting in Wilmington. She starred in 2002’s “A Walk to Remember,” based on the Nicholas Sparks book, which shot in and around the Port City.

“Christmas in Conway” is scheduled to air later this year on ABC and WWAY.

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Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore to film movie in Wilmington

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore are joining the cast of Christmas in Conway.

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