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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — College football returns to the Port City this weekend.

The Cape Fear Classic is returning after a 15-year break. Shaw University will host UNC Pembroke Saturday at 1 p.m. at Legion Stadium.

Event organizers say the Cape Fear Classic Foundation is a community-based mentoring organization that hopes to improve the quality of life and create a better future for youth in the community.

“We’re trying to give back to the community and let them to come out for some fun activities and bring the game back,” Atiba Johnson said. “We do have college football here, so we are bringing back some excitement back to this town.”

Other events this weekend will include a golf tournament, step show and pancake breakfast all leading up to the big game.


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