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WWAY's Thursday night sports - January 16

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videoOn Thursday on WWAY we checked out high school hoops involving New Hanover-Scotland and East Bladen-Union. The East Bladen girls won on Thursday night to improve to 15-0. Plus more! Full story...
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NC endowment gives $10M to improve college access

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A North Carolina endowment is giving $10 million to improve access to higher education for low-income students in rural North Carolina high schools. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - January 15

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videoThe losing skid continues for Buzz Peterson's UNCW basketball squad. The Seahawks lost to Hofstra on Wednesday. The Ashley girls basketball team has to forfeit four games. Hoggard High graduate Derek Brunson stepped back into the octagon on Wednesday for his third UFC fight. Unfortunately Brunson wasn't able to finish against Yoel Romero after the Wilmington resident won the first two rounds. Plus more! Full story...
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UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

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For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 14

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videoHoggard and New Hanover both had dominant performances in boys basketball action on Tuesday night. Hoggard cooled off Ashley while New Hanover clubbed Laney. In girls action Laney & Ashley both won. The Trask boys got back on the winning track with a victory over archrival Pender. Check out our game highlights. Plus more! 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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WWAY's Thursday night sports - January 9

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videoOn Thursday we found out former Tar Heel basketball standout PJ Hairston is no longer enrolled at the University of North Carolina. The UNCW women's basketball team dropped their CAA opener on Thursday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 6

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videoUNCW assistant basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach has deep roots to Asheville and Raleigh. As it turns out Biedenbach will be inducted into the NC Sports Hall of Fame in Raleigh later this year. Jones Angell is the "Voice of the Tar Heels." We profiled Angell on our sports segment on Monday night. ACC fans it's time to celebrate! Florida State wins the national championship for college football. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - January 1

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videoFormer Hoggard guard Stilman White is back from his mission. Will he suit up again for the North Carolina Tar Heels? UNC head coach Roy Williams addressed the situation after Tuesday's win over the UNCW Seahawks. Cape Fear Academy is hosting a three day basketball challenge on Thursday. Plus more! Full story...
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Tar Heels spoil Buzz's return to Chapel Hill

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videoIn a New Year's Eve showdown in Chapel Hill the North Carolina Tar Heels shot 62 percent in the second half against UNC Wilmington to claim their third straight triumph. UNC improves to 10-3 overall. UNCW drops to 6-9 after the Seahawks final non-conference game of the season. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Dec. 20

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videoThe third Full Court Press of the season is in the books. On Friday the boys basketball team at Pender knocked off Laney. We had highlights and postgame reaction from Burgaw. We also showcased Whiteville-East Bladen, Ashley-Hillside and West Bladen-Wallace-Rose Hill on Friday's Full Court Press. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - December 18

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videoOn Tuesday we featured the wrestlers at Laney High School. They're off to a 13-0 start. On top of that the team has a brand new practice facility. Buzz Peterson's UNCW basketball team will host a familiar non-conference foe on Saturday. Josh Rusk is no longer the South Brunswick head football coach. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - December 1

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videoBuzz Peterson's basketball squad pulled out a thrilling win on the road against the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday night. We had game highlights and postgame reaction. A Wilmington Pop Warner football team is headed to Disney. The Carolina Panthers continued their roll on Sunday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - November 5

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videoThe Cape Fear Community College women's basketball team won their 2013-14 season opener with ease on Tuesday night against Mount Olive. The UNCW men's soccer team hopes to knock off CAA perennial power Northeastern in one more night. New Hanover, Laney and South Brunswick have third round state playoff soccer games in one more night. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - October 22

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videoBoth UNCW basketball teams have been picked to finish in 8th place in the CAA for the upcoming hoops season. The UNCW soccer team knocked off another ACC team. The Seahawks shutout the Tar Heels on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. We had plenty of high school sports on our sportscast as usual. Trot Nixon made a World Series prediction for us. Plus more! Full story...
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