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Swimming

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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Four drownings this week have Brunswick Co. visitors on alert

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videoAnother drowning in Brunswick County yesterday brings the total this week to four. Randall Joyce drowned at Holden Beach after getting caught in a rip current with his family. The news has many tourists on edge. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rip current rescue caught on camera

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videoCaught on camera ONLY ON 3, while WWAY's Holden Kurwicki was out at Fort Fisher today shooting video, lifeguards sprang into action. Full story...
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Pools open for Memorial Day weekend

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videoFamilies kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a splash Saturday. All three public pools around Wilmington opened their doors for the season. And the cooler than normal weather didn't keep kids from getting in the water. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach makes surf and swim zone changes

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of restricting swimmers 200 feet from both the Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and Crystal Pier Thursday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Film crew helps save two Carolina Beach swimmers

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videoSwirl Films, a local production company, put the cameras down Wednesday afternoon to help save two lives at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Cari Blalock named ACC swimmer of the year

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videoWilmington resident Cari Blalock has been named the female swimmer of the year in the ACC. Blalock is a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. Blalock graduated from New Hanover High School in 2010. Full story...
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Cari Blalock caps NCAA's with 3rd place finish

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Wilmington's Cari Blalock came within inches of a first place finish on Saturday night at the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship in Indianapolis. The UNC junior placed third in the nation in the 200 butterfly. Full story...
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