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Atlanta Braves and Mandalay reps in town for tonight's city council meeting to talk new stadium

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Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox, as well as Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren and Mandalay Baseball CEO Art Matin are in town to attend tonight's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Ballpark plan brings enthusiasm, skepticism

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video Could this be our field of dreams, and if we build it will they come? Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo thinks so. Full story...
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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike

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video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Trot Nixon to be enshrined in Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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Trot Nixon is among the inductees in this year's class for the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. He joins local legends like Sonny Jurgenson, Roman Gabriel, Meadowlark Lemon and Althea Gibson in the Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Trot Nixon headlines autograph fundraiser Saturday

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Trot Nixon will headline a celebrity autograph session on Saturday afternoon in Wilmington. He'll be joined by another former pro baseball player and a current major league pitcher as well. Full story...
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World Series champ Trot Nixon lends a helping hand at baseball camp fundraiser next week

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video Wilmington native Brack Hardee is battling brain cancer. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon and several of his friends from the baseball fraternity will be organizing a one day baseball camp fundraiser next week to raise funds to assist in Brack's fight against cancer. Full story...
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Ashley baseball players sign to play in college

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College baseball teams began signing recruits Wednesday. Today at Ashley High School, two Eagles signed to play at the next level. Chance Shepard and Christian Wolfe will both play Division I baseball. Full story...
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Wilmington man finishes 162-game baseball odyssey

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video Last night was a wild one in Major League Baseball. Two different leagues, two different Wild Card races and two historic collapses. One Wilmington super fan had a front row seat. Steve Melia completed his 162-game journey last night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: For Trot Nixon 9/11 a day of family joy amidst terror, frustration

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video As a nation, September 11, 2001, will always represent a dark day in our history. But for a member of the WWAY family, it has a much different meaning. For "5th Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon and his wife Kathryn it was the day their lives changed forever in a good way, even though the terrorist attacks kept them from sharing a very special experience. Full story...
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American Legion duped by fake Marine at NC tourney

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There are red faces among the smiles after a record-breaking North Carolina baseball tournament discovered a speaker wasn't the decorated combat veteran he claimed to be. Full story...
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Sharks finish regular season on hot streak, host Swampdogs in CPL playoffs Thursday

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On Thursday the Wilmington Sharks will host their first playoff game since 2003. The Sharks will host the Fayetteville Swampdogs on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field in game one of a best of three series. Full story...
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Post 10 eliminated in state legion tourney

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Wilmington Post 10 won their first two games at the legion baseball state championship, but Post 10 lost on Sunday and Monday. The last loss ended the season for Post 10. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Comic continues baseball trek solo

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video Can you think back to March? There was still a chill to the air, it definitely wasn't 100 degrees and the baseball season was just starting. Seems like a long time ago right? That's when our two local comics hit the road on a quest to attend every Yankees game this season. Full story...
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Post 10 sweeps doubleheader against Laney, sets up league title game Thursday

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video Wilmington Post 10 has a chance to win the regular season league title on Thursday thanks to a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday against the Wilmington Laney legion baseball team. Post 10 will host Morehead City on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field. Full story...
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"Perfect Game" pitcher returns to Sharks today

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Zach Taylor hasn't pitched for the Wilmington Sharks since last summer. He'll be back on the mound soon as the Sharks anxiously await the return of the pitcher who tossed a perfect game at Buck Hardee Field last July. Full story...
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