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ECU receives one-year probation from NCAA

The NCAA has placed East Carolina on one year of probation for self-reported academic fraud violations after a women's tennis player working as a tutor wrote papers for four baseball players.

At 88, high school coach keeps serving up experience

videoThe state playoffs for high school tennis start tomorrow. For one tennis coach in Wilmington, the playoffs are nothing new. That's because Tanky Meier has been coaching tennis at New Hanover High School since 1950.

New Hanover ends Hoggard’s court reign

video Rain on Tuesday forced the biggest high school tennis match of the season to date in Wilmington to be played on Wednesday. Hoggard has five consecutive conference titles, but their hold on the streak was in jeopardy due to a surging New Hanover squad.

ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man reunited with childhood rival John McEnroe

video There are not many people who can say they've beaten John McEnroe on the tennis court, but one Wilmington man can say he's done it multiple times.

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.

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS! John McEnroe headlines new Azalea Festival event

video If you're going to add a new event to a long-standing tradition like the Azalea Festival, you might as well make a big statement. Few people know how to make big statements like John McEnroe.

Empie Park Tennis Expansion

videoThe new tennis center at Empie Park will bear the name Althea Gibson in honor of the former Wilmington resident and U.S. Open champion. John Rendleman tells us the expansion at Empie would surely make Althea proud.

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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Carolina Beach boardwalk amusement rides have officially opened to the public

The amusement rides on the Carolina Beach boardwalk are officially up and running for the summer season.

Debris left behind from devastating fire at Paradise Cove Condominiums is being torn down

More than 2 months have passed and today the debris left behind is finally being torn down.

UNCW program hopes to connect Wilmington residents with international students

UNCW is looking to connect its international students with local residents, in an effort to add more comfort to the college experience.

World’s largest swim lesson helps keep kids afloat

As we dive into summer, are area children ready for fun in the sun? With the help of the Nir Family YMCA, they will be. The YMCA partnered with Waves of Wilmington swim team to offer kids across New Hanover County free swim lessons.