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Documentary about tennis legend and Wilmington native to be shown at UNCW

There will be a screening of the documentary about tennis legend and Wilmington native Althea Gibson Tuesday.

Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today.

WWAY’s Thursday night sports – August 22

videoIt's the last day for our "Two-A-Days". We featured South Columbus at 6pm and New Hanover at 11. The defense for the Carolina Panthers scored three times on Thursday night. The Panthers beat Baltimore in preseason football. Plus more!

McEnroe, Martin serve up support for Althea Gibson Tennis Center

The real winner was the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park, which gets the proceeds from the event, including a donation from tennis great John McEnroe.

New tennis complex honors trailblazer Gibson

Tennis players in Wilmington can now fine tune their skills and honor the legacy of a tennis legend. City leaders cut the ribbon this morning to celebrate the opening of the new Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park.

Local Sports Hall adds five more

There are five new members of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. They include three men who became local coaching legends. One man who became part of major league baseball history. And a woman who blazed a trail for others.

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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

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1 dead, 14 injured following shooting at SC nightclub

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Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

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