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'Safe Haven' credited with Southport's surge in popularity

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Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough at the "Safe Haven" premiere in LA. Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough at the "Safe Haven" premiere in LA.

SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – Southport and surrounding areas are continuing to see a surge from Safe Haven.

Karen Sphar, the Executive Vice President of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, said the group has seen a 62% increase in visits its website, when comparing this February to last February.

The website is www.southport-oakisland.com.

Last week, we first reported that hits to the town of Southport's website have tripled, since the film hit theaters.

City leaders are hoping the film brings more tourists to the area.

To watch our report from the Hollywood premiere of Safe Haven, click here.

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