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Archive for October, 2014

EUE/Screen Gems sign down as studio gets makeover

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new view along N. 23rd Street in Wilmington has some film supporters worried.

The sign is missing off the side of one of the buildings at EUE/Screen Gems Studios. But it’s nothing to worry about, reports our Wilmywood expert Sheila Brothers.

On her Wilmywood Daily blog, Sheila reports that the wardrobe building is being painted this weekend, so the letters were taken down temporarily.

Click here for more from Sheila’s blog about it.

And tune in to the Cape Fear CW Primetime News at 10 each Thursday to find out from Sheila What’s up in Wilmywood.

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Campaign signs raising concerns, questions of legality

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s hard not to be bombarded with campaign signs across the area; one sign, however is raising legal questions.

The sign says: “End the arrogance – no Hayes, no Higgins for board of educaction”

The misspelled sign, which is posted anonymously, has some wondering if it is legal or not. The answer – maybe.

The director from the New Hanover County Board of Elections says due to the size of the sign, officials do not require the name for who paid for them, unless they paid more than $100 or if they did not act alone.

Don Hayes is one of the individuals targeted:

“I think they’re illegal and cowardly they can put them out all over the county which really doesn’t give the person attacked the opportunity to respond,” Hayes said.

Hayes said he thinks he knows who put up the sign, but would not disclose that information.

An individual who wanted to remain anonymous said the misspelling was done on purpose.

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Back Then – Attack on Ft. Fisher was called imminent

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Here are a few Civil War tidbits from October 1864.

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UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for diver in fatal scuba accident

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Officials have released the identity of the man that died in a scuba diving accident off the coast of Carolina Beach around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

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Two shot outside Nash Co. Courthouse

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

NASHVILLE, NC (WTVD) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol and Nash County authorities are looking for two suspects after two people were shot Tuesday morning at the Nash County courthouse in Nashville just before noon.

Pictures from Chopper 11 showed crime tape up around the entrance to the courthouse and yellow bullet shell casing markers.

A North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter was being used to assist in the search for the suspects in a wooded area off Highway 64. Dogs were also being used.

Click here for more at ABC11.com

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