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Hornets draft Noah Vonleh, acquire P.J. Hairston & unveil new court all in one day

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videoThursday was a busy day for Wilmington native Michael Jordan. The owner of the Charlotte Hornets somehow ended up with former UNC Tar Heel P.J. Hairston despite Hairston being drafted by the Miami Heat. The Hornets also unveiled their new court on Thursday. Full story...
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Michael Jordan joins billionaires club

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Everyone knows Michael Jordan is rich, but now it looks like the Wilmington native is truly in rare air. Forbes.com reports the basketball legend is now a billionaire. Full story...
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Billy Graham, Michael Jordan lead list of most admired North Carolinians

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videoEvangelist Billy Graham and basketball great Michael Jordan top a recent survey of most admired people with North Carolina ties. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 11

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videoNow that the school record losing streak is over Buzz Peterson and the UNCW Seahawks look to move forward. The Seahawks will host the Northeastern Huskies on Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum. It's been a season of adversity for the Ashley girls basketball team, but the Screamin' Eagles keep on winning. Full story...
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Man convicted in death of Michael Jordan's father seeking new trial

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videoOne of the two men convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan's father is again seeking a new trial. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - February 5

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video13 is not considered to be a lucky number. Superstitious or not, 13 is now the losing streak for the UNCW men's basketball team after another tough loss at home against a conference foe. Laney hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday. Michael Jordan's replica jersey now hangs on the wall in Buctown, but the New Hanover Wildcats swept the action on the floor. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 27

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videoLaney High is the place to be in four more nights. Four jerseys will hang from the rafters, including a larger than life Michael Jordan uniform. A handful of high school basketball teams squeezed in games on Monday night prior to Tuesday's expected snow storm. Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils left Pittsburgh with a victory on Monday. The UNCW-Towson men's basketball game won't be played on Wednesday. Plus more! Full story...
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Jordan's UNC diploma, recruiting letters up for auction

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videoPieces of Michael Jordan's history as a student-athlete are up for auction. Goldin Auctions is offering up Jordan's diploma from UNC, as well as recruiting letters written by legendary Tar Heel coach Dean Smith and assistant Bill Gutheridge, who later succeeded Smith as head coach. Full story...
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Trot Nixon, Michael Jordan, other locals among NCHSAA '100 to Remember'

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videoAs part of the celebration of the centennial of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the NCHSAA has released the fourth and final list of its "100 To Remember" series. The list of male athletes includes local greats Michael Jordan, Chester McGlockton, Meadowlark Lemon and WWAY's own Trot Nixon. Full story...
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Michael Jordan: Bobcats changing name to Hornets

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Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets. Full story...
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AP Source: Jordan changing team name to Hornets

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A person familiar with the situation says Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - May 20

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videoLegendary high school football coach Jack Holley has died after a prolonged illness. WWAY takes a look back at Holley's life on Monday's 11pm sports. Former New Hanover Wildcat baseball standout Jordan Betts has been named 2nd Team All-ACC. The Charlotte Bobcats may be changing their name soon. Lots of fans in Charlotte hope it'll be changed to the Hornets. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - April 28

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videoThe UNCW men's golf team captured the CAA men's golf title on Sunday at St. James Plantation in Brunswick County. The Seahawks won by 24 strokes over James Madison. UNCW's Payne McLeod won the individual title. The UNCW baseball team dropped two games over the weekend. Wilmington's Casey Barth and Nick Becton both signed NFL contracts. Michael Jordan tied the knot in Florida! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - April 8

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videoOn Monday NC State introduced Wes Moore as the new leader of the pack for women's basketball. Moore replaces Kellie Harper. Former East Bladen Eagle football standout Desmond Bryant purchased a variety of sports equipment for the East Bladen football team. It seems like a broken record, but another UNCW baseball pitcher is a player of the week in the CAA. Plus more! Full story...
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Lawyer: Paternity suit against Jordan withdrawn

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videoA lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled. Full story...
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