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Shot in the region in May 2013, “Tammy” follows an unlucky-in-life woman as she road trips to Niagara Falls with her irreverent grandmother . The heartiest of the extras is “Tammy’s Road Trip Checklist,” a collection of road trip-themed interviews with stars of the film.

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LELANDLeland could follow in Shallotte’s footsteps and work with a UNC School of Government group to push forward their downtown development plans. Town officials held a special council meeting Oct. 31 to meet with UNC School of Government Development Finance Initiative staff.

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The Brunswick County Economic Development Commission received the results of a retail study on Monday that could lead to a major regional development project. The $30,000 study, commissioned earlier this year, identified areas of Supply, Shallotte and Southport as potential shopping areas that could capture dollars being lost to Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.

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Voters will see 19 names on the ballot for retired N.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge John Martin’s seat. Because the vacancy occurred after the filing period ended for May’s primary election, all 19 candidates will appear on the general election ballot next Tuesday.

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Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Shallotte man on multiple heroin-related charges after a month long investigation. Justin Hashaim Bland, 21, of Hale Swamp Road in Shallotte was charged Friday with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, conspiracy to sell and deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Voters will cast ballots for or against a constitutional amendment that would allow a person accused of a felony to waive his or her right to a jury trial, taking the case before a judge instead. North Carolina is the only state in the nation that doesn’t allow defendants to forgo jury trials, according to the UNC School of Government .

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If you’ve got a hankering for fish, be sure to catch the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach. In addition to killer tunes from headliners Robert Cray Band on Saturday and Delbert McClinton on Sunday, vendors will pack the grounds with dishes like crab cakes, fried flounder, clam chowder and more.

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A Shallotte man was arrested after allegedly filing a false claim in an effort to be compensated for damage previously done to his vehicle. Department of Insurance criminal investigators say that on August 15 Christopher Eric Grissett, 41, purchased a used vehicle with body damage, then filed a claim four days later with the National General Insurance Company for an alleged deer collision.

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