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WWAY's weekend sports recap

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One area high school team won a state title on Saturday. Several other high school squads had their state title dreams crushed. Congratulations to the Wilmington Christian Acadeny volleyball squad for back to back state titles in volleyball. The Landfall Tradition is over. Wake Forest won with a record setting performance. UNCW won their home regular season finale on Saturday in men's soccer. The Seahawks are back in first place in the CAA. Plus more! Full story...
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Participant dies during Beach2Battleship Triathlon

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A participant in the 7th annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon has died after a medical emergency during Saturday's event. Full story...
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WWAY's 5th Quarter - October 24

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videoOnly two weeks remain in the 2014 high school football regular season. On Friday's 5th Quarter we showcased several games from around the region. This included the showdown between undefeated Wallace-Rose Hill vs. East Bladen, undefeated Hoggard vs. Laney, New Hanover vs. West Brunswick, Whiteville vs. Fairmont and more. Check it out! Full story...
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Purdue leads after first day of Landfall Tradition

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videoTwo-time champion Purdue shot a blistering 5-under-par 283 and South Carolina's Nanna Madsen soared to the top of the individual leaderboard with a 6-under 66 as the opening day of the 13th Landfall Tradition drew to a close Friday at the Country Club of Landfall's Pete Dye Course. The conditions were perfect. The greens were true and fast. The scores were lower than normal. Full story...
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Four local teams advance in volleyball state playoffs; New Hanover wins league soccer title

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videoHoggard, Pender, South Columbus and Wilmington Christian all won state playoff volleyball games on Thursday night. Odds are we'll have at least one state champion from the area this year. On Thursday New Hanover won the boys soccer crown for the Mideastern Conference. We were there for that too. Plus, the Landfall Tradition tees off on Friday. Prior to the event we caught up with UNCW Seahawk golfer Kayla Thompson. The UNCW freshman is a graduate of West Bladen High. Full story...
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ECU edges Connecticut, Trevon Brown hurts knee

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videoNationally ranked East Carolina got off to an impressive start against Connecticut on Thursday night, but the Pirates had to hold on for a 31-21 victory. The football game was actually tied going into the 4th quarter. Former New Hanover Wildcat football standout Trevon Brown hurt his knee in the first half. Full story...
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Volleyball playoffs continue; high school soccer regular season winds down

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videoOn Wednesday New Hanover shutout Hoggard in boys soccer. We were there to see some of the action. The Wildcats will earn a league title if they can win on Thursday against Ashley. Four area volleyball teams will continue their state playoff journey on Thursday. In fact the Wilmington Christian squad has a shot at securing a state volleyball title this weekend in Greensboro. Full story...
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UNCW employee let go after implicated in UNC academic fraud report

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videoAccording to a new report today, nearly 20 years of academic fraud took place at UNC Chapel Hill. And now, we know it could have local ties. Full story...
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WWAY's Team of the Week - New Hanover

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videoThe football squad at New Hanover High is this week's WWAY Farm Bureau Insurance at Mayfaire Team of the Week recipient. New Hanover defeated Laney last Friday 35-21 to improve their Mideastern Conference record to 2-1. Full story...
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9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

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videoUniversity of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Local resident John Bunting, head football coach at UNC from 2001-2006, cooperated with the investigation. Full story...
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