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Ross makes opening day NFL roster for first time

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videoFor the first time in his career, Jay Ross will start the season on a NFL roster. The New Hanover High School and East Carolina grad announced the news on Twitter this afternoon that he has made the opening day roster for the Buffalo Bills. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - August 21

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videoIt's the next to last day for our "Two-A-Days". We featured Laney and Whiteville on Wednesday on WWAY. The East Carolina Pirates will be without two wide receivers this season. Two players were ruled ineligible for the season due to academic reasons. Former East Bladen Eagle Desmond Bryant continues to show generosity for the Eagle football program. Plus more! Full story...
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ECU declares 2 wide receivers ineligible

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East Carolina receivers Justin Jones and Jabril Soloman have been declared ineligible. Coach Ruffin McNeill made the announcement Wednesday. Full story...
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NC expands psychiatry via video conferencing

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North Carolina is expanding the ability of doctors and other counselors to make long-distance evaluations of people who may be suffering mental breakdowns. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 11

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videoWilmington Post 10 is just one win away from making an appearance at the American Legion World Series. Jason Dufner captured the PGA Championship on Sunday. The East Carolina football team received a special visitor from Wilmington at practice this week. Plus more! Full story...
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UNC, ECU highlight UNCW hoops schedule

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Buzz Peterson is going home. The UNCW men's basketball coach will take his team to his alma mater this year, as the Seahawks take on UNC in Chapel Hill New Year's Eve. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - July 24

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videoKeith Rendleman didn't hear his name called at last months's NBA Draft, but UNCW's all-time leading rebounder did hear his name called on Wednesday at the Korean Basketball League Draft. A former New Hanover Wildcat will have to sit out the upcoming football season at East Carolina. The Wilmington Sharks played more than nine innings on Wednesday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 9

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videoOn Thursday the ECU Pirate Caravan rolled into the Port City for a party on the USS North Carolina. Football coach Ruffin McNeill and basketball coach Jeff Lebo entertained the "Pirate Nation." The UNCW baseball team got back on track on Thursday with a win over William & Mary. The Hoggard baseball team won a first round state playoff game. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 16

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videoOn Tuesday the UNCW baseball team beat East Carolina for the second time this season. It's the first season sweep for UNCW over ECU since 2003. In high school sports we had game highlights from Ashley-Hoggard and West Brunswick-North Brunswick. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 2

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videoOn Tuesday the UNCW baseball team rolled over the College of Charleston. The Cape Fear Academy boys tennis team secured their spot as the best high school team in New Hanover County. We check out a play at the plate at the Laney-Ashley softball game. Was the correct call made? Eddie Biedenbach is leaving Asheville to coach with Buzz Peterson at the beach. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 19

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videoOn Tuesday night the Whiteville baseball team improved to 8-0 with a win over North Brunswick. Whiteville is the defending 2-A state champ in baseball. UNCW beat East Carolina in college baseball at Brooks Field. We have a Kadeem Allen update. The former New Hanover basketball standout played in the NJCAA Tournament on Tuesday. Plus more! Full story...
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Super Bowl champ coming to Wilmington

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videoFormer East Carolina Pirate Vonta Leach will be honored at a breakfast in April that will benefit the Wilmington Children's Museum. Leach is the starting fullback for the Baltimore Ravens. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 6

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videoThe UNCW women's basketball team played their final home game of the season on Wednesday at Trask Coliseum. The setback dropped UNCW's CAA record to 2-15. East Carolina has a new director of athletics. Jeff Compher is now the leader of the Pirate nation. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Dec. 21

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videoDue to the holidays, Friday night was a light night for high school basketball in our region. We did manage to find hoops in Wilmington and Hampstead, but it wasn't a good night for the home teams. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Dec. 17

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videoOn Monday the East Carolina Pirates held their final Greenville practice before heading to New Orleans for their upcoming bowl game. On Monday WWAY had high school hoops from Pender High. It was a backyard rivalry game between the Patriots and the Topsail Pirates. Duke is now #1 in the country in men's basketball. Full story...
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