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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - August 14

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videoSomehow the Wilmington Hammerheads remain in contention for the final playoff spot in USL Pro. On a rainy Wednesday night the Hammerheads defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Two-A-Days continue on WWAY. Post 10 is ready to make history at the American Legion World Series. Plus more! Full story...
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REPORT IT: Surfer injured at Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a surfer from the water yesterday after witnesses say a big wave knocked him out. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - July 14

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videoThe inaugural "Champions 4 Cancer" basketball event concluded on Sunday without a champion. A dispute over prize money led to several teams walking off the court prior to the end of the tournament. In baseball Wilmington Post 10 was a shutout winner over Whiteville on Sunday night. The O'Neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest concluded on Sunday with several area surfers holding more than own at Wrightsville Beach in the men's pro finals. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - July 11

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videoFormer Wilmington resident Cliff Drysdale will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend. Drysdale designed the tennis center at the Country Club of Landfall. The Wilmington Sharks lost on Thirsty Thursday night at the Shark Tank. The Cancer 4 Champions Basketball Tournament will tip off in New Hanover on Saturday. Plus more! Full story...
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Holden Beach prepares for Andrea

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videoAs people on the east coast brace themselves for Tropical Storm Andrea, surfers in Holden Beach are anxious to catch the swelling waves. Full story...
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Victims of paralysis go surfing with community's help

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videoVictims of paralysis proved this weekend that nothing can stop them from hitting the waves at Wrightsville Beach. Community surfers came together with the support of "Life Rolls On," a non-profit organization, to host the event "They Will Surf Again" where teams of surfers take participants out into the water. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach makes surf and swim zone changes

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of restricting swimmers 200 feet from both the Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and Crystal Pier Thursday night. Full story...
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Minimal damage reported in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

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videoAfter Sandy pulled away from the coast, some parts of Pleasure Island found themselves under some extra water. For surfers, the waves posed a challenge. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach takes Sandy threat in stride

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video just when you thought Hurricane Season was winding down, the tropics flare up. But are people along the Cape Fear coast really worried about Hurricane Sandy? Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world

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Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world. Full story...
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Loss of surf tourney wipes out big bucks for Wrightsville Beach

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video Wrightsville beach's biggest surf competition will not happen this summer. The Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am was the second biggest surf competition on the entire east coast. Now the event that packs local hotels and stores each July is gone. Full story...
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Rip My Shred Stick Tour shares joys of surfing with kids

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Surf was up at Wrightsville Beach this morning, as the annual Rip My Shred Stick, a nationwide surfing tour, made its first North Carolina stop. The goal is to share the gift of surfing by giving young kids the opportunity to learn and compete alongside the pros. Full story...
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International Surfing Day celebrates oceans, beaches

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videoSurfers from around the globe came together to celebrate International Surfing Day Wednesday. In Wrightsville Beach, the Surf Rider Foundation teamed up with Stop Titan to give free surf lessons and organize a beach clean up. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - June 18

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video On Monday we found out former UNCW men's basketball coach Jerry Wainwright is headed a bit closer to home. Wainwright has decided to leave Fresno State. Congratulations are in order for the UNCW surf team. They finished in third place at the national collegiate surfing championship. On top of that a UNCW Seahawk and a former Laney Buccaneer haunted the Wilmington Sharks on Monday night. Full story...
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Surfers prove paralysis won't keep them from the waves

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Under the sun and in the waves on Wrightsville Beach, individuals living with paralysis proved that “Life Rolls On” even after spinal cord injuries. Full story...
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