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Ex-Duke basketball player Thomas Emma dead of apparent suicide

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Police say former star college basketball player Thomas Emma plunged from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide. Full story...
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Post 10 gets bumped off the mound by a new Wilmington legion baseball team

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video Wilmington Post 10 is not the only Wilmington based American Legion baseball team in New Hanover County this year. There's a new team in town. In fact the new kid on the block is the new king of the hill, at least they were on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Several local players are selected on day two of MLB Draft

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video A UNCW Seahawk, two future Seahawks, a Whiteville native, a New Hanover High School graduate, and an East Bladen Eagle highlight the list of area players selected on day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Full story...
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Travis Pait named West Bladen basketball coach

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Ken Cross shook up Bladen County when he left the West Bladen Knights in order to coach the East Bladen Eagles. Today the Knights introduced the replacement for Ken Cross. It'll be Bladenboro native Travis Pait. Full story...
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Tiger Woods skipping US Open

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Injuries to his left knee and Achilles' are bad enough that Woods decided Tuesday to skip the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994. The Masters is now the only major he has never missed as a pro. Full story...
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Bladen County's Trelonnie Owens named assistant basketball coach at South View

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At Bladenboro High School his friends called him "Tree" because he took up a lot of space on the basketball court. Owens recently returned to his roots. In fact the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon lives in Bladen County once again, but he'll be coaching in Cumberland County during the upcoming hoops season. Full story...
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Hammerheads lose first home game

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The Hammerheads lost to the first place team in the USL Pro League on Saturday. The loss marked the first home defeat of the season for the Hammerheads. Full story...
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East Columbus wins state high school baseball championship

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Shortstop Derrick Bracey had two hits and two RBI to lead East Columbus to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over South Stanly Saturday night in the final game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series. Full story...
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East Columbus loses first game of series

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video East Columbus will have to win twice on Saturday in order to win the 1-A state baseball championship. The Gators had a slew of runners get on base. In fact they had eleven hits, but they didn't get enough clutch hits to beat South Stanly on Friday in game one of the 1-A baseball state championship series. Full story...
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Sharks pick up first win of season on WWAY night

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video The Wilmington Sharks were thirsty for a win on Thursday on "WWAY's Shirt Off Our Back Night" at the Shark Tank. On Thirsty Thursday night the Sharks split their doubleheader against the Morehead City Marlins. Full story...
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Bonus promotion for tonight's Sharks game, magnet schedules will be handed out

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Tonight is "WWAY Shirt Off Our Back" night at the Shark Tank. It's also Fat Tony's Thirsty Thursday night. On top of that the Wilmington Sharks just added a last minute promotion for tonight's doubleheader...free magnet schedules for the Sharks. Full story...
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East Columbus has sights set on state title

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videoThe pairings are set. East Columbus will begin the 1-A high school baseball state championship series on Friday against South Stanly in Zebulon at 5pm. The 1-A title game will be played on Saturday. Will the South Stanly Rebel Bulls be "Gator Bait?" Full story...
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Sharks can't hold lead in season opener

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video The Wilmington Sharks took an early lead on Tuesday, but the Sharks couldn't hold the lead against the Fayetteville Swampdogs. Don't forget about Thursday's game at Buck Hardee Field. It'll be "WWAY Shirt Off Our Back Night." Full story...
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Pender's Addison Spruill signs with Brevard

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video It took a bit longer than expected, but Pender's Addison Spruill finally made his collegiate choice official. He signed on Tuesday with Brevard Community College in Florida. Pender's Andrienne Bannerman also signed on Tuesday. She'll play college basketball at Erskine. Full story...
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Sharks season starts Tuesday night

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video Another sure sign of the season is approaching. The boys of summer are back. The Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team will play their first game of the season at home on Tuesday night at Buck Hardee Field. Click play video to meet the players. Full story...
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