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Topsail High grad places 5th in World Weightlifting Championships

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Topsail High School graduate James Tatum placed 5th at the World Weightlifting Championships by successfully completing a 138kg (303.6 lbs) 'Snatch' lift and a 166kg (365.2 lbs) 'Clean & Jerk' lift. Full story...
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Landfall Tradition brings collegiate women's golf to town this weekend

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videoThe 2013 Landfall Tradition three-day tournament brings world class collegiate women's golf to the Country Club of Landfall this weekend. The college/am tournament raises money for the UNCW golf scholarship fund. Full story...
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Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' opens registration for 2014 race

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Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate is excited to announce registration has opened for the 2014 Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure. The Race will be held in Wilmington’s historic downtown district on March 1, 2014, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research and local breast cancer programs. Full story...
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This Day In NC History: Wolfpack Quarterback Roman Gabriel born in Wilmington

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On August 5, 1940, Roman Gabriel, Jr. was born in Wilmington. Gabriel gained fame as the quarterback for N.C. State from 1959 to 1961, where he was a two time All-American and a two time ACC Player of the Year. His skill as a quarterback led him to set numerous passing records at N.C. State. As a result, his jersey was officially retired in 1962. In 1989, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Full story...
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HAPPENING TOMORROW: Wilmington Miracle Field, playground opens

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The Miracle League of Wilmington opens Braxx Stadium and the Kiwanis Miracle Playground Saturday.video Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - July 26

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videoFriday was a big game for the Wilmington Hammerheads. Watch tonight's video for highlights of sports action in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Area hoopers dunk the dirt

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video Some of the top high school basketball players in our area came by WWAY this afternoon for some help reaching a goal. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: Female fighters knock out stereotypes

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video Port City Boxing boasts some excellent fighters, but you may not expect some of its top contenders to be women. These girls with gloves bring fierce determination to the ring. At one time, Antoinette Smith thought she would become a cheerleader. That is until she discovered boxing. By 11 years old, she was training to get in the ring. Full story...
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UNCW Softball team starts petition to save program

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video UNCW Softball is one of the programs on the chopping block. It's asking supporters to step up to the plate. Team members have organized an online petition in hopes of saving their up-and-coming team. Full story...
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Miracle Field of Wilmington construction almost complete

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videoThe Miracle Field of Wilmington will soon offer a level playing field for the community, with just weeks left of construction. After tons of fundraising and community support, a field paved with a special rubberized turf playing surface, and playground are almost ready for use, offering those with disabilities a chance to get active. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - May 3; Hammerheads lose, UNCW baseball wins

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads and UNCW baseball team both saw road trips come to an end; the return to the Port City went better on the diamond than the pitch. We've also got high school highlights including a Mideastern Conference championship game. Full story...
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Kids get active for Healthy Kids Day

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videoKids in New Hanover County took advantage of the beautiful weather Saturday by getting active. Healthy Kids Day at Empie Park is an annual event that encourages kids to get off the couch and get outside. The program offered a variety of activities from soccer to roller-racing. Full story...
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Wilmington superfan turns all-American season journey into book

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video Steve Melia, a Cape Fear native and comedian, made a home run of his own during the New York Yankees' 2011 season, attending all 162 games. Melia has now compiled that 162-game journey into a book, recounting his experiences in the stands. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jay Bilas talks Bracketology

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videoESPN college basketball analyst talks with Tim Buckley about the chances of Duke, NC State, and UNC in this year's bracket and whether teams were mis-seeded. Full story...
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UNCW baseball game moved up due to forecast

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With rain in the forecast, UNCW baseball has moved its game Friday with Lehigh to a 2 p.m. start. Full story...
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