From Rebels to Hurricanes

APRIL 27, 2005 -- Cape Fear Academy is changing its nickname. Come July the school's sports teams will no longer be known as the Rebels.

Students at the private school in Wilmington voted to drop the Rebel name because some felt uncomfortable with its connection to the Confederate cause during the Civil War.

After a student vote and contest for the new logo, Cape Fear Academy has chosen the Hurricane as their new mascot.

Although it was late last spring when the vote was taken to make the change, it was just weeks ago that the logo was finalized.

The Hurricanes logo goes into effect July 1.