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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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Llamas help disc golfers in Carolina Beach by serving as caddies

The Southeast Llama Rescue held a fundraiser Saturday in Carolina Beach to help abused, neglected or unwanted llamas. 

Volunteer brings neighborhood together to collect food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

One man brought his Wilmington neighborhood together Saturday to collect bags of food for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. 

Traffic to shift on Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a major Wilmington street.

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Wallenda was the daughter of Karl Wallenda and began appearing in the family's act at an early age. She began topping the family's seven-person pyramid at age 15.