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'NY Times' describes Southport as a place for new beginnings

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The small town of Southport gained attention Thursday in an article written about the movie "Safe Haven" in the New York Times. The small town of Southport gained attention Thursday in an article written about the movie "Safe Haven" in the New York Times.

SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – The small town of Southport gained attention Thursday in an article written about the movie Safe Haven in the New York Times.

"This picture-perfect town is presented as the go-to destination for terrorized damsels in distress," wrote Stephen Holden.

Holden goes on to describe Southport as a "tiny paradise" and as a place where "a new beginning awaits."

Safe Haven was released nationwide on Valentine's Day. The film, starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and David Lyons, wrapped production this summer in Southport. It is based on a book written by Nicholas Sparks, who based the novel in the town.

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