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Brother of tennis legend Arthur Ashe serves up support for One Love Tennis

videoJohnnie Ashe, the younger brother of the late great tennis champion Arthur Ashe, was the featured speaker at a luncheon for One Love Tennis in Wilmington on Thursday.

Wilmington native, tennis pro talks community reaction to gang violence

videoWith Wilmington police cracking down on gang violence here in the Port City, community leaders like One Love Tennis program's Lenny Simpson are also reaching out to help at-risk kids find alternatives to joining gangs.

Wilmington’s Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974.

Bryan Brothers show ‘love’ for Wilmington tennis

videoThe top doubles tennis team in the world made a great impression on tennis fans Sunday afternoon at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. The combination of a youth clinic and an entertaining exhibition proved to be a winner.

Tickets still available for Bryan brothers charity match

videoThis weekend tennis legend Lenny Simpson will welcome the top doubles tennis team in the world, the Bryan brothers, into Trask Coliseum for an exhibition match. It's to raise money for Simpson's One Love tennis program.

Bryan Bros. pairing up for charity benefit extravaganza this weekend

video Two tennis greats are pairing up to headline a big event at UNCW's Trask Coliseum this Sunday, and it's all in the name of charity. Bob and Mike Bryan, the world's top ranked doubles team, are playing an exhibition to benefit several non-profit groups.

Tennis star Lenny Simpson shares his story with hopes to help the community

videoTennis star Lenny Simpson grew up in Wilmington during a time of racial tension. Now, he's back to tell his story, and share ideas on how to combat violence in Wilmington’s youth. Simpson says tennis was his life from a young age.

WWAY’s Thursday night sports – October 18

videoThe world's #1 ranked doubles tennis team is coming to Wilmington. We provided all the details on our sports segment tonight in regard to Mike and Bob Bryan. Miami knocks off UNC in college football. We have a preview of week 9 high school football action, a championship cross country meet from Wilmington, plus more!

WWAY’s Wednesday night sports – June 26

videoThe Wilmington Sharks lost both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday night. The competition will be even stiffer on Thursday. The Sharks will host Team USA on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field. Lenny Simpson has returned to Wilmington for the sole purpose of putting more tennis racquets into the hands of Wilmington youth. Plus more!

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Future of downtown confederate statue bases remain uncertain

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Portion of Wrightsville Ave. closed for emergency sewer repair

A portion of Wrightsville Avenue closed to traffic on Tuesday so crews could make an emergency sewer repair.