'Sleepy Hollow' filming in New Bern for last time

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'Sleepy Hollow' has returned to the colonial capitol for the last time.

The Fox television show, which is mostly filmed in Wilmington, is back in New Bern for the third time.

Workers pulled in on Sunday and plan on being in town through Thursday. They are primarily shooting around the Tryon Palace area.

But the series says next season it will shoot in Atlanta, after North Carolina did away with tax credits for the movie and television industry in the state.

The Craven County Visitor's Bureau says the last time 'Sleepy Hollow' came to town, it brought about a half million dollars to New Bern. The cast and crew has already spent $160,000 in hotel rooms in just the last two days, and they'll be here until Thursday.

New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw is disappointed the legislature cut the credits. "We'd like to see more of it," said Mayor Dana Outlaw. "With all of our natural resources and beautiful architecture, we'd love to see more movie industry in this area. It would be a good idea for the New Bern Board of Alderman to sign a letter of spirited intent to try and lure more of them back."

The state says in 2013, studios applied for $62.2 million in tax credits, including nearly $1.5 million for filming 'Sleepy Hollow' in both Wilmington and New Bern.


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For the third time since the show started, a popular TV show will return to the Colonial Capital on Tuesday to continue filming the series.

Crews will be at Tryon Palace and around the downtown portion of New Bern filming another episode of FOX's 'Sleepy Hollow.'

Workers pulled in on Sunday and plan on being in town through Wednesday.

A notice to neighbors in the historic area of downtown New Bern said crews expected to be filming between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Visitors are still allowed to stop by the palace during filming, though access to the palace courtyard and stable will be limited.

New Bern Police will be on hand to direct traffic around detours. The same notice sent to neighbors outlined the following detours expected:

- along Pollock Street between Metcalf and Eden
- George Street between Broad, Pollock ,and Eden
- Eden Street between Pollock and South Front Street.

Crews said they would have to remove some street signs for the filming so they requested police assistance through Wednesday.

Some residential streets are also covered in mulch to accommodate the 1780's era for some portions of the filming.

Our Raleigh affiliate reports if the show is picked up for a third season, production will stop in nearby Wilmington and continue in Georgia after film and TV tax credits were allowed to expire in our state.