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Ashley hoops coach's firing polarizing school community

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videoMore than a month ago Ashley High School dismissed its basketball coach. Since then we've been getting emails and phone calls from supporters of David Rutledge as well as detractors. Today this controversy went to a new level when some students walked out of class in protest. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks prepare for 2014 opener; meet the team & see renovations at Shark Tank

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videoOn Monday we checked out the first 2014 practice for the Wilmington Sharks. We had a chance to meet the players and coaches. The Wilmington Sharks open the CPL summer league baseball season on Tuesday in Florence. The Sharks home opener will be held just a day later. During our visit to Buck Hardee Field on Monday we also checked out the renovations, which are nearly complete. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jermaine Jones helps lead St. Aug to a national track & field title... again

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Saint Augustine's University captured its second consecutive men's outdoor national crown at the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Michigan. Former New Hanover Wildcat Jermaine Jones played a huge role in the national title for the Falcons. Full story...
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Hammherheads win; UNCW baseball season ends; Victories for Topsail, Hoggard & Whiteville

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videoThe baseball season ended on Friday night for UNCW. Only two teams remain alive in the quest for a CAA Baseball Championship: William & Mary and the College of Charleston. The Wilmington Hammerheads erupted with five goals on Friday night at Legion Stadium. In the state playoffs Topsail and Whiteville both advance in the baseball state playoffs on Friday. On Saturday Hoggard and Whiteville both moved on in soccer. Plus more! Full story...
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Terrell Stanley to miss 2014 ECU football season; West Brunswick's football coach resigns

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videoFormer South Brunswick Cougar Terrell Stanley won't be suiting up for East Carolina in 2014. Stanley is still recovering from his near fatal car accident from three months ago. West Brunswick High School has a head football coaching vacancy. Scott Frazier has stepped down in Shallotte. Plus more! Full story...
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Charleston sends UNCW to consolation bracket; Jordan Betts leads Duke in win against Ga Tech

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videoThe UNCW baseball team didn't want to fight their way through the consolation bracket of the CAA Baseball Championship, but that's the route the Seahawks now have to take. At the ACC Baseball Tournament former New Hanover Wildcat Jordan helped propel Duke to a win against Georgia Tech. Plus more! Full story...
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UNCW baseball wins CAA tourney opener; Whiteville advances in soccer playoffs

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videoIn a dramatic finish the UNCW baseball team won on Wednesday on the first day of the CAA Baseball Championship at Brooks Field. The Whiteville girls soccer team didn't have a dramatic outcome, but the Wolfpack players still managed to win. Plus more! Full story...
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Three players added to Seahawk men's basketball team

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New UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts has added three players to the Seahawk program. Two of the players will be eligible for the upcoming season. One will have to sit out a year due to transfer rules. Full story...
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Bobcats officially become Hornets in Charlotte

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The Charlotte Hornets are back. The NBA franchise announced Tuesday they have officially changed the name back to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats. Full story...
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Wilmington's Stilman White returns to UNC hoops team

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videoIt's official: Wilmington's Stilman White has returned to the UNC basketball team. White, a Hoggard alum, missed the last two seasons while doing a Mormon mission. Full story...
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Ashley's Eanes approved for coaching job in Burke County

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videoThe search is underway at Ashley High School for a new head football coach. Screaming Eagles head coach Tom Eanes informed his players on Tuesday that he's accepted a head coaching position in Morganton. The Burke County School Board last night approved Tom Eanes to be the new football coach at Patton High School. Full story...
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Digging deeper for high school state playoffs; CAA Baseball Championship starts on Wednesday

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videoA handful of high school teams remain in contention for the state playoffs. There will be a full slate of playoff action on Tuesday. The CAA Baseball Championship returns to Wilmington after a two year absence. The tournament starts on Wednesday at UNCW's Brooks Field. Plus more! Full story...
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Reaction on Hammerheads first home win of season + bench clearing scuffle too

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videoDon't look now, but the Wilmington Hammerheads are suddenly one of the hottest teams in USL Pro Soccer. They've won their last two games. Saturday's game against Charleston was a bit chippy, especially in the second half. Jordan Hamilton, on loan from MLS Toronto FC, scored the only goal of the game for Wilmington. We have reaction from head coach David Irving on the win and the scuffle. Full story...
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Saturday sports recap: state titles for CFA, state playoffs for baseball/softball, a Hammerheads win + more

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Cape Fear Academy won state titles in boys tennis and girls soccer on Saturday. Despite a heated scuffle the Wilmington Hammerheads finally found the back of the net at home. The lone goal turned out to be a game winner + high school state playoff scores and more! Full story...
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