By Ben Steelman
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- An era ends Saturday night, both at the StarNews and in Southeastern North Carolina sports.
Sportswriter Chuck Carree will head off to cover a Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game at Legion Stadium. He'll file his story, probably well ahead of deadline as usual.
At that will be it – after 35 years of covering athletics along the Lower Cape Fear.
Carree is retiring officially on Saturday. He'll still step in to cover the occasional game as a correspondent, according to sports editor Dan Spears. The Hammerheads game, however, will cap a full-time sports writing career that began on Groundhog Day 1978 – enough time for Carree to have covered both fathers and sons on the field.
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