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McGlockton remembered in California funeral

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video Family and friends are saying goodbye to football great Chester McGlockton. The Whiteville High alum died last week of an apparent heart attack at his home in California. Full story...
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McGlockton funeral arrangements set

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Funeral arrangements have been set for football great Chester McGlockton, who died earlier this week in California. Full story...
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Whiteville High alum, football great Chester McGlockton dead

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video One of the best football players in the history of the Cape Fear region has died. Whiteville High School alum and former NFL Pro Bowler Chester McGlockton is dead at the age of 42. He died overnight in California. Full story...
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5th Quarter Team of the Week: Trask Middle School

Every Wednesday we honor a high school football team from the Cape Fear region with our Team of the Week award. This week, though, we're going to do something different.

Today the award goes to a middle school football team for the first time ever.

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Trask wins middle school football title

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video Two undefeated teams went toe to toe on Wednesday night in Wilmington with all the marbles on the line. WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon attended the title contest between Trask Middle School and Roland-Grise Middle School. Nixon said it was the best football game he'd seen all season. Full story...
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'Hometown Hall of Famer' Jurgensen honored at alma mater

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video Before he was named to the NFL's 1960s All-Decade Team, before playing 18 seasons with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles and before he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, Sonny Jurgensen started his gridiron career as a quarterback for the New Hanover High School Wildcats. Full story...
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Panthers meet with QB Anderson, close to a deal

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Carolina coach Ron Rivera says the team met with former Arizona quarterback Derek Anderson on Monday and is putting the final touches on a deal for him to join the Panthers. Full story...
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Pats cut New Hanover, UNC alum Crumpler

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The NFL may be back to work, but a New Hanover High alum is looking for work.Alge Crumpler was one of a number of players the New England Patriots cut today. Full story...
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From Belville to Nashville... NC State's Owen Spencer is going to be a Tennessee Titan

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video Now that the NFL lockout is over teams are allowed to come to terms with undrafted free agents. Former North Brunswick Scorpion receiver Owen Spencer is included on this list. In fact he's headed to Nashville in order to be a Tennessee Titan. Full story...
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With NFL lockout over, local pros get back to work

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video Now that the lockout is over, millions of NFL fans are ready for some football, and players are getting ready to go back to work. Full story...
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Players vote to OK deal to end NFL lockout

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The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the 4½-month lockout. Full story...
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Steelers Mendenhall sues Champion over tweet dispute

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after his tweets about Osama bin Laden and Sept. 11 led the Champion sports apparel company to drop his endorsement deal. Full story...
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Jay Ross football camp is a hometown hit

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video Wilmington resident Jay Ross hopes to be able to put on a free football camp every year. It's easy to tell the Green Bay Packer gets as much out of the camp as the participants do. Full story...
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INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort

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A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets. Full story...
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Barth, Ross wait to rejoin teams after NFL lockout ends

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The end of the NFL lockout will eventually mean back to work for a couple of players from Wilmington. Full story...
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