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Wilmington's Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - June 26

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks lost both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday night. The competition will be even stiffer on Thursday. The Sharks will host Team USA on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field. Lenny Simpson has returned to Wilmington for the sole purpose of putting more tennis racquets into the hands of Wilmington youth. Plus more! Full story...
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Lenny Simpson moves back to Wilmington to start tennis program

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videoTennis legend Lenny Simpson has returned to his roots in order to put tennis racquets into the hands of anyone whose willing to learn the game of tennis. On Wednesday Simpson announced his new partnership with the Wilmington Family YMCA. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 25

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videoFormer New Hanover basketball standout Kenny Gattison has been named as an assistant basketball coach for the Pheonix Suns. Gattison played for Phoenix from 1986-1989. Commissioner John Swofford put the ACC in the spotlight for a news conference at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Wilmington Sharks dropped a close baseball game at home against Morehead City. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Oct. 29

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Monday marks the eve of the start of the 2012-2013 NBA regular season. Former Whiteville High standout Chris Wilcox is wearing green once again for the Boston Celtics despite the fact Wilcox underwent heart bypass surgery seven months ago.... Former Hoggard standout Jonathan Cooper once again is the ACC offensive lineman of the week.... Plus more ! Full story...
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Year after work done, Empie subcontractors still waiting to be paid

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Empie Park's Althea Gibson Tennis Center in Wilmington has been up and running for more than a year, but subcontractors who worked on the city park have still not been paid. Full story...
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City Council says Althea Gibson Tennis Complex will not be privatized

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Wilmington City Council Tuesday night made clear it will not privatize the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Instead it will seek a public-private partnership with the Althea Gibson Foundation. Full story...
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McEnroe, Martin serve up support for Althea Gibson Tennis Center

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The real winner was the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park, which gets the proceeds from the event, including a donation from tennis great John McEnroe. Full story...
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