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Wilmington NC Sports

North Carolina's Wright named ACC rookie of year

Brandan Wright made sure the Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year award wouldn't leave town. Full story...

Ex-Panther charged with assault

Karl Hankton, the Carolina Panthers special teams captain who was released last week, is jailed without bond after police charged him with misdemeanor assault on a female. Full story...

Daytona penalties stick

An appeals committee has upheld penalties levied against drivers Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne after NASCAR caught their teams cheating at the Daytona 500. Full story...

Hansbrough's nose broken during ugly scene late in win over Duke

North Carolina coach Roy Williams said on Sunday that Tyler Hansbrough's nose was not broken after he was hit by an elbow from Duke's Gerald Henderson. Full story...

Thrashers 3 Hurricanes 1

Marian Hossa scored his 37th and 38th goals of the season as Atlanta beat Carolina 3-to-1. Ilya Kovalchuk snapped a one-all tie in the second period with his 34th goal, beating John Grahame on a power play. Full story...

No. 8 North Carolina 86, No. 14 Duke 72

Tyler Hansbrough scored 26 points before suffering an ugly injury in the closing seconds of eighth-ranked North Carolina's 86-to-72 victory over 14th-ranked Duke. Full story...

California company develops NASCAR designer shoes

NASCAR fans have flags, hats, jackets and just about everything possible to show their loyalty to a particular driver. Soon, they can add shoes to their collection. Full story...

No. 24 N.C. State 76, Florida State 49

North Carolina State's late-season run in the Atlantic Coast Conference has led to a berth in the tournament semifinals. Full story...

Hurricanes face Penguins as bid for playoffs continue

As Stanley Cup champions, the Carolina Hurricanes are expected to defend their title. But unless they improve their play down the stretch, they may not have the chance. Full story...

N.C. teams sent packing in Big South quarterfinals; UNCW plays

The two North Carolina teams in the Big South Conference were sent home in the second round last night. Full story...