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Archive for August, 2014

Smuggling Suboxone: Why inmates are desperate to get the drug

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Brunswick County Detention Center is cracking down on a prescription drug being smuggled inside. Postage will be removed from all mail delivered to inmates at the facility in an effort to cut down on the problem.

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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Dead Crow Comedy Club

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Have you been to the Dead Crow Comedy Club yet?

They’ve transformed the old Firebelly Lounge in Downtown Wilmington into a hilarious haven for live stand-up comedy.

George Elliott stopped by today to find out what’s so funny.


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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Local leaders are asking state leaders to call lawmakers back to Raleigh to discuss film incentives.

Members of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to “reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive” in the film industry.

“For over three decades, our region has served as a hub for film in North Carolina and the United States,” the letter reads. “This clean and innovative industry and the numerous video, television and film productions it generates bring great notoriety and revenue to both our region and the state. However, the lack of action by the General Assembly to sustain a strong incentive program puts in jeopardy this existing industry, state and local economies, associated investments, infrastructure, tourism, and many varied direct and indirect jobs.”

Along with the letter, leaders sent copies of the New Hanover County video “Economic Development – the Film Industry” was included with each letter.

The state budget adopted last month makes significant changes and cuts to the current film incentive plan. Critics of it say it could lead to the death of North Carolina’s film industry, which has included numerous movies and TV shows, many of which shot in and around Wilmington.

A spokesman for the governor says there is no update on calling a special session.


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Beer and wine app developer finds new home in Downtown Wilmington

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington-based company hoping to uncork its knowledge of wine and beer is moving downtown.

Next Glass plans to relocate to 21 S. Front St., which is the old Charlie Brownz Bar, to consolidate its laboratory with the rest of the company’s operations and provide more room for growth.

The move is set for the spring after extensive renovations to the building.


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Three charged in theft of UNCW seahawk statue

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The statue was found in Greensboro and was returned to Wilmington on Tuesday.

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