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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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Panthers gather as NFL reopens for business

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About a dozen Carolina Panthers players have been spotted at Bank of America Stadium as the NFL reopened for business. Full story...
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NFL's Connor Barth visits school, talks Super Bowl

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Students at St. Mary's School in Wilmington had a special treat at a morning pep rally that featured a big league guest. Connor Barth, current Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker, St. Mary's alum, and former Hoggard and UNC standout, came home to speak to students as part of "Catholic School Week." Full story...
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Friends and family members remember 'The King'

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video Friends and family gathered Thursday night to remember a young man killed New Year's Day. New Hanover High student Queyshon King died when he hit a truck in Leland. Full story...
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Carolina Ale House helps peewee football players

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The Carolina Ale House is helping some local peewee football players. Full story...
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UNC kicks Austin off team; 2 declared ineligible

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North Carolina has kicked star defensive tackle Marvin Austin off the football team and says the NCAA declared receiver Greg Little and defensive end Robert Quinn permanently ineligible. Full story...
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