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Swimming

Wrightsville Beach loses 2014 Open Water Swimming Nationals

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Wrightsville Beach was previously selected to be the host site for the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals but it recently moved due to safety concerns. Full story...
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Weekend sports update

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The season is over for the Carolina Panthers. The San Francisco 49ers advance in the playoffs. WWAY's Chasity Melvin was honored in Cary on Saturday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for being of the best athletes in the state. Saturday was the first day Duke, North Carolina & NC State all lost on the same day since 1996 in men's basketball. Both UNC Wilmington basketball teams continued their losing streaks this weekend. Plus more! Full story...
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Saturday sports update

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Buzz Peterson's basketball squad opened the conference schedule with a home loss on Saturday. James Madison edged UNCW at Trask Coliseum. The CFCC women's basketball team remains undefeated. The Cape Fear Academy Challenge concluded on Saturday. Former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer is back on top of the podium where he belongs! Full story...
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Correctional officer honored for Kure Beach rescue

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videoA Kure Beach hero has been honored for saving a life. Memorial Day weekend a correctional officer on vacation helped save a man from drowning. Full story...
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Triathlon attracts athletes nation-wide

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videoAthletes from all over the country started a long day of swimming, biking, and running at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the PPD Beach2Battleship iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Full story...
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YWCA and Wilmington Housing Authority host pool day for kids

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videoIt was pool day at the YWCA, and some kids got a chance to dive in, splash around, and learn a thing or two about swim safety. Full story...
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Pooch Plunge starts today

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videoLegion pool will soon be going to the dogs! Only dogs will be allowed to swim, sorry no humans in the pool! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 1

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videoWilmington's Cari Blalock finished in 4th place at the US Open Swimming Championships on Thursday. This was the first day of official high school football practice all across the state. The Wilmington Sharks clinched a playoff spot of Thursday. WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard represented North Carolina as a starter in Thursday's all-star basketball game in Washington, D.C. Plus more! Full story...
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Girl rescued from surf at Carolina Beach

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videoA day in the water turned scary for one family on vacation in Carolina Beach. Witnesses say a girl was struggling to swim in the rough water. Full story...
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10-year-old boy honored for saving 5-year-old sister

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video New Hanover County Fire Rescue honored a 10-year-old hometown hero today. Carson Lewis and his five-year-old sister Hailee were swimming in a neighbor's pool last month when he noticed she had slipped out of her tube and had floated to the bottom of the pool. Full story...
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