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Southport seeing surge from 'Safe Haven'

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SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – Southport is seeing a surge from Safe Haven.

Alderman Ken Karn said traffic to the city's website, www.cityofsouthport.com, has more than tripled in just the past few weeks.

Yesterday, the day the movie was released, the city's website had 680 hits.

Karn said the site averages less than 200 views per day.

Karn said web traffic has increased since the start of the year, when publicity for the film began.

79% of those looking at the site are new visitors.

Most clicked on the maps, calendars and jobs tabs located on the site.

Karn said he believes the increased attention is a direct result of the movie. He believes the film will result in more tourism for the town.

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