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New youth basketball league coming to Wilmington

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videoFormer UNCW star and current Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard is trying to expand the skills of area athletes by starting a new youth basketball league. Full story...
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NC DA says probe at UNC-CH has months to go

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A district attorney says criminal investigators will need until at least next year to pore over emails and financial documents in the academic scandal at North Carolina's flagship public university. Full story...
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UNC sends information on Hansbrough trips to NCAA

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North Carolina has provided information to the NCAA about the hiring of the mother of former basketball star Tyler Hansbrough as a fundraiser and her travels. Full story...
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NC State blogger reacts to Notre Dame ACC move

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video Though they are not full-fledged members of the ACC, the Fighting Irish will help solidify the conference according to George Cox, an NC State blogger who says for fans today is a good day. Full story...
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TEAM OF THE WEEK: New Hanover Wildcats

It's team of the week time. This week on news channel 3 we're going to honor the New Hanover Wildcat Football team with our Perry's Emporium - WWAY high school football team of the week award.

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Pro-baseball group hosts t-shirt fundraiser to benefit Pink Ribbon Project

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Port City Baseball, the grassroots group working to bring awareness to the benefits minor league baseball could bring to Wilmington, is selling t-shirts to promote their message and support the Pink Ribbon Project. Full story...
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"Swingin' Fore the Kids" helps local children

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videoDeadline to register for charitable golf tournament is August 18, 2012. Full story...
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Local fans cheer on their team during game five of NBA Finals

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Basketball was the buzz word in the Cape Fear Thursday night. Groups of friends and fans were out at Courts and Sports in Wilmington watching the all-important game five of the NBA finals. Full story...
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How billionaires like Warren Buffett profit from minor-league baseball ownership

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Why would some of the nation's wealthiest men be interested in owning such small professional sports teams? Simple: it's smart business. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. golf course owner being sued by Bank of America

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The future of numerous developments and tracts of land in Brunswick County, including the four-course Ocean Ridge Plantation and Rivers Edge Golf Club, are in question because of a lawsuit filed by Bank of America against the properties’ owner. Full story...
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Azalea Festival boxing is a knockout

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Sports have always been a feature of the Azalea Festival - particularly boxing.video Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Who is the 'Wilmington Ballpark Coalition?'

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A closer look at the members of the WBC, what many have in common, and who's doing the organizing on their behalf. Full story...
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162 Games and counting, Super Yankee fan still going

Steve Melia is still at it. The man who went to all 162 Yankee games last year is extending his record to start the season to make his record more untouchable.

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Sports fans find new place to kick back

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videoThe drinks are cold. The food is hot. The game is on. Welcome to Kickback Jack's. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SPORTS BAR

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video With football playoffs and basketball season in full swing, we want to know where do you like to go to watch the game? In this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we want to know where you watch your favorite team play when you're not enjoying the game at home. Who has the biggest screens, the best gametime food and the coldest drinks? Let us know the BEST SPORTS BAR in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are rolling in (4 pm Thurs.):
Chaser's Sports Bar & Grill, Oak Island - 50%
Kick Back Jack's, Wilmington - 28%
Buffalo Wild Wings, Wilmington - 12%
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