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Archive for May, 2014

Locally filmed HBO series, movies now streaming on Amazon Prime

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If you missed any of the recent HBO projects shot locally, now is your chance to remedy that.

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Residents give input for new northern Waterfront Park

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Wilmington residents gathered at City Hall Thursday evening for a special public input session.

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Governor’s budget bill proposes big changes for NC film incentives

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate today presents Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan for the state budget, and with it a drastically different plan to give incentives to film projects.

The current incentive, which is set to expire at the end of the year, provides a 25 percent credit up to $20 million for productions that spend at least $250,000 in qualifying expenses. McCrory’s plan is much different.

Under the proposal, productions must spend at least $1 million in qualifying expenses to be eligible for a tax credit, which maxes out at $6 million. Also gone is the flat credit rate. Instead, the proposal offers the following credit:

-5.3 percent of money spent on payroll
-4 percent of money spent on goods and services from non North Carolina-based companies
-5 percent of money spent on goods and serves from North Carolina-based companies

The plan would also forgive the state’s share of sales and use taxes (2.5 percent for each dollar), the state’s corporate tax (currently 6.9 percent) and the state’s tax on fuel.

McCrory’s budget plan also puts some of the burden on local governments. It allows county commissions to vote to give up their share of sales and use taxes, as well as exempting productions from room occupancy taxes.

The governor’s budget proposal also creates incentives that would promote building production and post-production facilities in the Tar Heel State.


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Terrell Stanley to miss 2014 season

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

East Carolina junior defensive end Terrell Stanley, who was seriously injured during an automobile accident Feb. 12, will be sidelined during the 2014 season according to an announcement from head football coach Ruffin McNeill on Thursday.

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Active shooter situation training a first for US Army Corps of Engineers in Wilmington

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

An active shooter scenario played out in the halls of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Thursday.

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