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Could pro soccer return to Wilmington?

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads used to be one of the most successful United Soccer League teams, but the team ran into financial difficulty when it was sold in 2008 to Chuck Sullivan. Hammerheads coach David Irving is ready to revive the team if he can find enough local investors. Full story...
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High School Football Practice Starts Monday -- BB&T Jamboree Schedule Set for Aug. 13th.

The 24th annual BB&T Football Jamboree will kickoff August 13th in Wilmington. 10 teams make up the field once again. Full story...

Whiteville Post 137 loses in state title game

Kernersville punched a ticket to the Southeast Regionals with an impressive win in the state legion finals. Full story...

Whiteville Post 137 slips... championship game awaits

Whiteville's first loss of the state legion tournament was a tough one Tuesday night, but the tournament continues for both Cherryville and Whiteville. Full story...

TONIGHT @ 6: Barth getting his kicks in the NFL

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video NFL training camps are getting underway this week. The Carolina Panthers report tomorrow. One local kicker is headed to Florida for his third NFL season. Connor Barth and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will report to camp Friday. Full story...
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Whiteville Post 137 remains undefeated at state tournament

Some teams just know when to play their best baseball of the season. Apparently Whiteville Post 137 is one of those teams. Full story...

Whiteville Post 137 gets hot at the right time. Wilmington Post 10 is headed home.

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The Area two champion is headed back to Wilmington after a short stay in the state championship baseball tournament. The Area two runner-up is still alive in the state tournament. Full story...
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NFL player hopes to be hometown role model

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Jay Ross, a defensive tackle who signed a free agent contract with the champion New Orleans Saints in April, is hosting a football camp. This was the first day of the camp at the MLK Center downtown. Full story...
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Sharks pitcher talks about perfect night

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video Thursday was a special night for a young baseball pitcher and thousands of Wilmington Sharks fans. Zach Taylor achieved perfection, not allowing a single batter on base last night. Full story...
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Zach Taylor throws perfect game for the Wilmington Sharks

It's the first perfect game in the history of the Coastal Plain League. 27 batters faced, 27 outs in a summer league baseball game in Wilmington. Full story...

Tar Heels' Davis caught off-guard by NCAA probe

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North Carolina coach Butch Davis says an NCAA probe into potential rule violations in his football program came "out of left field." Full story...
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East Bladen names new athletic director

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Even though it's summertime, there's been a shake-up in East Bladen High School's athletic department. Full story...
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965 swimmers fill up the pool at the Wilmington Swim League Championship

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video Wilmington has a rich tradition when it comes to swimming. This week the Wilmington Swim League is holding their summer championship meet at the Cape Fear Country Club. 10 teams are competing for the league title. Full story...
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Wilmington takes top seed in Legion tourney

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The American Legion baseball state championship tournament will swing into action Saturday in Asheboro. Wilmington Post 10 and Whiteville Post 137 will both be competing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: George Steinbrenner's death touches Wilmington businessman

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video America’s favorite pastime is mourning the death of a baseball legend. George Steinbrenner, the majority owner of the New York Yankees, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack. The loss is especially meaningful to a Wilmington businessman, who is extemely close with the Steinbrenner family. Full story...
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