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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

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videoThe US Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Roy Williams in Wilmington; says latest 'junk' not a distraction

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videoUniversity of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams says he is focused on his team and not the latest allegations of academic impropriety by a former player. Williams was in Wilmington today for a luncheon with the local chapter of the Rams Club Educational Foundation. Full story...
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Sharky celebrates birthday with bed giveaway; Sharks edge Marlins

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videoSharky was awfully busy on his birthday. The mascot of the Wilmington Sharks ended his day with a home victory over the Morehead City Marlins. In Pinehurst the lead is six shots by Martin Kaymer after two rounds over his nearest competitor at the US Open. 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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U.S. Open Golf at Pinehurst #2; abundance of local angles include Jordan Spieth's grandpa

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videoDay one is in the books for the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Tournament. We made the trip to Pinehurst in order to talk with the biggest names in golf. We also found more than our fair share of local angles at this prestigious event. Plus more! Full story...
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Beach wrestling to return to Carolina Beach; Updates on Tamera Young and Jonathan Cooper

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videoCarolina Beach hosted the national championship for beach wrestling in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday we found out the event will be returning to Carolina Beach for the next two years. Former Hoggard Viking Jonathan Cooper is back on the field for Arizona. We have an update on Cooper along with former Laney Buccaneer basketball standout Tamera Young. Full story...
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Spurs blister Heat in game 3

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The San Antonio Spurs got off to a great start on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat. The Spurs ending up cruising to a convincing win over Miami in game 3 of the NBA Finals. WWAY TV will be airing every game of the San Antonio-Miami series. Full story...
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8 players with local ties picked in MLB Draft & tribute to Topsail & Whiteville state champs

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videoEight players with local ties were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft over the weekend. We have a detailed report on those selections. Plus, we pay tribute to the baseball state champions from Topsail and Whiteville with a music video. The Wilmington Sharks won on Monday with another impressive performance from Steven Linkous. Full story...
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Whiteville wins 1-A baseball state championship; Whiteville falls short in softball state title game

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video The Whiteville baseball squad certainly made it exciting on Saturday. The Wolfpack squad had to score at least one run in the 7th inning to keep their season alive. As it turns out they scored two. Whiteville in a come from behind win captured the 1-A state baseball title on Saturday. The Whiteville softball team finished as the 1-A runner-up. Full story...
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Topsail wins 3-A baseball state championship

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videoTopsail High held off a late rally from Piedmont High to capture the 3-A baseball state championship on Saturday. Topsail pitcher Trent Hansley was named the MVP of the championship series. Full story...
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Roy Williams denies involvement with academic wrongdoing alleged by Rashad McCants

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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is denying allegations of academic wrongdoing by former player Rashad McCants connected to the school's long-running academic scandal. Full story...
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Hammerheads & Energy play to 2-2 draw

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Oklahoma City Energy FC ended in a 2-2 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. This is the only scheduled meeting between the two teams during the USL PRO season. Three of Oklahoma City's players actually played for Wilmington last season: Gareth Evans, Kyle Greig and Steven Perry. Full story...
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Topsail needs one win; Whiteville needs two for a state title + two locals selected in MLB Draft

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videoThe Topsail baseball team is just one win away from capturing the 3-A state baseball title. The Whiteville baseball and softball teams both need to win twice on Saturday to be crowned state champs. Full story...
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ACC leads way in 2014 MLB Draft; Sharks lose to SwampDogs & Whiteville softball team hits stride

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videoThe Whiteville softball team will begin their quest for a state title on Friday night. Check out the secret behind the Wolfpack's success. It's more than just a family affair. The Wilmington Sharks three game winning streak is over. Fayetteville beat Wilmington on Thursday. Nine ACC baseball players were picked on the first day of the 2014 MLB Draft. Full story...
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Spurs handle the Heat & then some

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The San Antonio Spurs pulled away to win the opener of the first finals rematch in the NBA since 1998. An air conditioning failure made it feel like basketball in a sauna. LeBron James had to battle cramps in the fourth quarter. The cramps knocked James out of the game's decisive stretch. WWAY will televise every game of the 2014 NBA Finals between San Antonio and Miami. Full story...
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