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City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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Foosball championship draws players from all over to Wilmington

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Competition was fierce at a local sports bar tonight. It was the kickoff of the 37th annual North Carolina state foosball championships at the break time billiards sports bar and grill in Wilmington. This is the nation's oldest and longest running state foosball event. The annual event doesn't just draw participants from North Carolina. Full story...
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Softball players say extreme heat is 'just part of the game'

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video Though the weather has cooled off a bit from Wednesday evening's thunderstorms, it was preceded by record temperatures in the triple digits. The Dixie Youth Softball Tournament started this Saturday in Wilmington. Players keeping active in this horrible heat say its just part of the game. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Comic continues baseball trek solo

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video Can you think back to March? There was still a chill to the air, it definitely wasn't 100 degrees and the baseball season was just starting. Seems like a long time ago right? That's when our two local comics hit the road on a quest to attend every Yankees game this season. Full story...
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High school football star busted on drug charges

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video A high school football star has been busted on drug charges. Omar Carr of Wallace-Rose Hill was arrested Monday after turning himself into the magistrate's office in Kenansville. Full story...
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Bill making stock car racing official state sport awaiting Perdue's approval

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Legislation declaring stock car racing as North Carolina's state sport has only Gov. Beverly Perdue to pass before taking the checkered flag. Full story...
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Roger Bacon archery team aims for world title

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Some young archers from our area are shooting for a world championship. Over the weekend, the archery team at Roger Bacon Academy earned a spot in the National Archery in Schools Program world tournament this fall in Orlando. Full story...
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Soccer tournament a pre-summer boon for Cape Fear

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video This weekend's Seaside Soccer Classic brought into town more than 300 teams and thousands of families to the Cape Fear region. Many of them enjoyed things other than soccer, like going to the beach. Full story...
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Friday night sports...big night for upsets, but Donnell Holmes wins impressively in boxing ring

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Did you miss Friday's sports on WWAY? If so, click here for a list of some of the results from Friday night's action from around our region. We've got it all covered with high school, collegiate and local pro sports. Full story...
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Sea Dawgs draw huge crowd for home opener

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videoThe Sea Dawgs 5th season is officially underway and fans all over the Cape Fear area came out to support their salty mutts in their first home game. Full story...
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Seaside Soccer Classic kick starts summer business

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video Local businesses get a kick out of this weekend's annual Seaside Soccer Classic. The 18th annual tournament will bring in nearly 5,000 youth soccer players to the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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Wilmington native Leonard says in book he was abused by coach

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Wilmington native Sugar Ray Leonard says in his upcoming autobiography that he was sexually abused by a coach as a young boxer in the early 1970s. Full story...
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Montreat baseball scholarship offer stirs up fuss

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Not everyone is happy that the Montreat College men's baseball coach has offered a small athletic scholarship to a woman. Full story...
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INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort

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A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets. Full story...
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Wilmington comics going strong on ultimate baseball roadtrip

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videoTwo Wilmington comedians are on the road, attempting to hit all 162 Yankee games this season. So far, they're surviving! Full story...
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