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Jap Davis Field House put out to pasture?

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The field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches have continued to use it until recently. Everything inside the field house was removed last week and Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board will discuss its future. The Jap Davis Field House is off limits to players and coaches; in fact everyone for that matter. It sits empty now. The building used to be the afternoon haunt for Sonny Jurgenson, Roman Gabriel, Trot Nixon and another thousand New Hanover Wildcats. The Davis Field House has an endless list of problems though, too many to name. In summary, it's been deemed unsafe. Keith Moore is the Director of Athletics at New Hanover and he's looking for a quick solution. "It seems like the one that might work the best for us is if we're allowed to proceed with the renovations of the existing building, and if nothing else get the kids back onto the first floor where they can utilize the locker rooms, restrooms and shower facilities." The New Hanover High School football team will practice every morning until the new school year cranks up. For now the field house can only serve as their backdrop. Some folks at New Hanover prefer tearing the building down and building a new one, but that process could take at least five years due to a required bond referendum. The New Hanover County School Board meets tonight and may give New Hanover High School an answer. Keith Moore says time is a major concern, but the high school has a loyal and large alumni base that goes back 86 years. He may be calling out for their support in the near future.

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My family has been listening and supporting the Wildcats for almost four years now. I am not surprised that this issue is still going on. My son played for the first two years for the football team. He wasn't allowed to get any playing time on the field though. Strange way the coaches are about who they let play. Anyhow, the only concern I have is about those guys who are out there on the field with no place to keep their stuff, and get there selves changed and a decent place to use the restroom. It has been an ongoing problems for at least two years now. They had a private donor willing to tear down and replace the building without any help from the state or the school having to pitch in and help. The city of wilmington is the problem. The city won't let them do anything to help this situation. They put up walls at every turn. I bet if this were Hoggard or Ashley asking this wouldn't be an issue. If you are going to keep this school open and our boys have to walk the distance to get to practice and sweat, blood and tears over this field the city of wilmington needs to help them out!!!


Why don't they use those mobile homes until they rebuild that building from the lottery and any resource coming in from education. I am tell you if you want ideas for anything I have them in my head and I can create ways to get money into United States or N.C. to help. The government will not help us you got to help yourself to do what is best. They are controling things unless you get out vote for someone else someone who wants to create wats for you not been in political policy then time to do it now.