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Documentary honoring local African American tennis champion airs

Before Serena Williams became a tennis legend or Arthur Ashe made history, there was Althea Gibson, the first African American and African American woman to win a major tennis championship.

Cape Fear Museum celebrates Women’s History Month

The beginning of March marks the start of Women's History Month and The Cape Fear Museum is celebrating by recognizing women's experiences in New Hanover County.

Rotary Club hosts One Love Tennis founder Lenny Simpson

The Wilmington Rotary Club hosted One Love Tennis founder Lenny Simpson as a speaker on Tuesday at their meeting. It was the first time Simpson had spoke publicly since returning back to the Cape Fear from the U.S. Open tennis tournament. 

One Love Tennis headed back to the US Open

The kids at the One Love Tennis program are once again preparing for a trip of a lifetime. They will leave Wilmington on Friday to attend the US Open tennis tournament in New York City. 

NC historic marker to honor African American tennis club

A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker.

Tennis returns to 1406 Orange Street thanks to One Love

Lenny Simpson moved back to Wilmington in 2012 with the hopes of making the tennis community what it once was. On Tuesday, he took another step toward doing that.

‘Althea & Arthur’ documentary features Wilmington’s One Love Tennis

Coach Lenny Simpson formed One Love in 2013. He says his vision is to give back to Wilmington's youth through the great sport of tennis.

One Love tennis hosts film screening of ‘Althea & Arthur’

Over the weekend, One Love Tennis and the Pointe 14 Theatre hosted a premiere screening of the new documentary film, "Althea & Arthur".

One Love Tennis bringing the game back to Dr. Eaton’s home

One Love Tennis is close to restoring the tennis court at 1406 Orange Street, where the great Dr. Eaton lived and tennis icon Althea Gibson trained.

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Wilmington event raises $90k for Make-A-Wish, features celebrity guest

An event in Wilmington on Thursday raising money for a good cause more than doubled its donation goal, thanks to the help of a celebrity guest.