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for Independent Weekly Vol. 28 Issue 52, December 2011
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The state of film production in North Carolina is getting better. Direct spending on film in the state is expected to be almost six times what it was in 2010 (75 million to 450 million). Major films like The Hunger Games, Iron Man 3 and TV shows Homeland, Revenge, and Hart of Dixie are currently filming in North Carolina or plan to film in North Carolina in the next year. Wilmington and Charlotte are major film production areas. The success of the industry is credited to Governor Perdue and the legislature for offering new film incentives in 2011 which have attracted new films.
Smithfield, NC’s Johnston County Hams pork products are known as some of the best in America. The company specializes in cured hams and other meats and their history is explored. Their methods for curing are also detailed, along with the positive feedback from customers nationwide.