Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 killed in helicopter crash, reports say

All nine people aboard a helicopter died in a crash Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Multiple reports say NBA legend Kobe Bryant was among the dead.

Bank of America Stadium renovations mean hundreds of PSL owners losing seats

Laney hires Luke Little as new football coach

  UNCW extends alcohol sales to more athletic venues

  Basketball more than a game for UNCW interim head coach Rob Burke

Derek Brunson ready to return to the UFC octagon

Radford shot lifts Hokies in 2nd OT, 79-77, over UNC

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  Laney’s Jahi Flowers named WECT Athlete of the week

  Hardwood head-to-head

  Wilmington Doctor to work at UFC Fight Night 166

  Trot Nixon selected to N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Hurt, No. 8 Duke end 2-game skid by beating Miami 89-59

Clemson rallies from 10 points down to top Deacons 71-68

  Cape Fear Academy sweeps rivals Coastal Christian

Cape Fear Academy sweeps rivals Coastal Christian

Former Hoggard football standout leaving Duke


UNCW’s Bambenek steps down as head coach

Amy Bambenek has stepped down as head coach of the UNCW Volleyball program.

Phillips named CAA rookie of the week

For the second time this season, freshman point guard Shykeim Phillips of UNCW has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Week in men’s basketball.

High school basketball teams reflect on MLK holiday

Report: Recently retired Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has considered coaching

  Friday night high school basketball scoreboard

  James Madison too much for UNCW women

Panthers’ Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

Hurricanes defender Hamilton breaks bone in left leg

  Hofstra downs UNCW in first game without C.B. McGrath

Sophomore forward Isaac Kante sank the go-ahead layup with 6.5 seconds remaining to lift Hofstra past spirited UNCW, 63-61, in a tightly contested Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.

  Trask High School to host 11th annual Chatlee MLK Jam

Trask High School will again be the host for the Flight 22 MLK Jam on Monday.

UNCW women’s basketball team to host Pink Day for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

UNCW women’s basketball team to host Pink Day for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

  Ashley’s Mia Seemadray named WECT Athlete of the week

Ashley’s Mia Seemadray is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

  Former NFL kicker reacts to Luke Kuechly retirement

Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly shocked the football world by retiring at the age of 28 on Tuesday.

  Wallace-Rose Hill running back to play at Navy

Wallace-Rose Hill High School’s Cameren Dalrymple will play college football at Navy.

Funderburk leads NC State past Miami 80-63; Bryce returns

D.J. Funderburk had 19 points and North Carolina State shot 64% after halftime to beat Miami 80-63.

What’s next for Luke Kuechly? What may have led to his retirement decision? NFL expert weighs in

Luke is just 28 years old, and while you may have been surprised scrolling your feed to see this retirement after eight years of playing, an NFL expert says it’s actually close to three times longer than average.

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announces retirement from NFL

In a tweet from Panthers Twitter account, Kuechly revealed his decision to retire in a heartfelt announcement.

  Tuesday high school basketball scoreboard

Tuesday high school basketball scoreboard

Consolation prize: Clemson knocks off No. 3 Duke in hoops

Clemson gave its weary fans something to celebrate a night after losing the national championship game in football, getting a career-high 25 points from Aamir Simms in a 79-72 upset of No. 3 Duke.

Carolina Panthers hire LSU passing coordinator Joe Brady as offensive coordinator

The Carolina Panthers have hired LSU’s passing coordinator Joe Brady as the team’s next offensive coordinator. The team formally announced the hire Thursday morning.

Devontae Cacok sidelined with injury

Former UNCW forward Devontae Cacok is dealing with a foot injury.

NCADA honoring South Brunswick Athletic Director

The North Carolina Athletic Director's Association has selected South Brunswick Athletic Director Chris Roehner to its 2020 Hall of Fame class.

  Injury ends UNCW’s Kep Browns baseball career

In just about a month, the UNCW baseball team will open the season at home against Dayton without senior outfielder Kep Brown.

  UNCW head men’s basketball coach ‘relieved of his duties’

UNCW head men’s basketball coach CB McGrath has been removed, effective immediately.

Grace Holcomb wins Kiawah Resort Girls Golf Classic

Wilmington’s Grace Holcomb earned her first Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour victory of 2020 this past weekend at the Kiawah Resort Girls Classic at Oak Point January 11-12th.

Atlanta selects UNCW’s Goodrum in MLS draft

UNCW senior forward Phillip Goodrum was selected by Atlanta United FC in the third round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Monday afternoon.

UNC basketball player Brandon Robinson injured in car crash

North Carolina forward Brandon Robinson was injured in a car crash in which police say the other driver was charged with driving while impaired.

UNCW women dump William & Mary

Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith scored a game-high 24 points to lead four UNCW players in double figures as the Seahawks used a strong second half to defeat William & Mary, 72-55, in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball action at Kaplan Arena on Friday evening.

  Friday high school basketball scoreboard

Friday high school basketball scoreboard

Ex-UNC women’s basketball coach charged in pedestrian death

The former women's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged in connection with an accident that killed an elderly pedestrian.

Kai Toews signs professional contract

Former UNCW basketball player Kai Toews has found a new team.

  Pender boys basketball has championship dreams

The Pender High School boys basketball team wasn’t worried after losing four of seven games to start the season.

UNCW basketball falls at William & Mary

William & Mary led wire-to-wire to remain unbeaten in conference play with a 79-63 decision over UNCW in the front end of a two-game Colonial Athletic Association road trip for the Seahawks on Thursday night at Kaplan Arena.

Famed golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Golf lost one of its great design architects Thursday when Pete Dye died at age 94.

UNCW’s Danny Reynolds selected in MLS Super Draft

The Seattle Sounders drafted UNCW defender Danny Reynolds with the ninth pick in the second round (35th overall) of the 2020 Major League Soccer Super Draft on Thursday.

  Ashley’s Saniya Rivers named WECT Athlete of the Week

Ashley’s Saniya Rivers is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

Jones leads No. Duke to 73-64 victory over scrappy Ga Tech

Tre Jones hit two key baskets down the stretch and No. 2 Duke extended its decade-long domination of Georgia Tech, holding off the Yellow Jackets 73-64.

  North Brunswick High School swimmer ready to battle the best

North Brunswick High School doesn’t have a swim team, but is still home to one of the best swimmers in the state.

Vassell, No. 10 Florida State beat Wake Forest 78-68

Devin Vassell scored 17 points and No. 10 Florida State pulled away in the final 10 minutes to beat Wake Forest 78-68.

McGowens, Champagnie help Panthers end ACC road skid

Trey McGowens scored 24 points and Pittsburgh ended a 22-game losing streak in conference road games with a 73-65 victory against North Carolina.

N.C. State edges Notre Dame 73-68 behind Johnson’s 27 points

Markell Johnson scored 27 points and D.J. Funderburk added 16 more, including two tie-breaking free throws with 1:38 remaining as N.C. State bounced back from a 12-point, second half deficit to edge Notre Dame 73-68.

Matt Rhule introduced as Carolina Panthers head coach

The Carolina Panthers formally introduced new head coach Matt Rhule during a Wednesday press conference at the team’s indoor practice facility.

Back with Carolina, Williams has work ahead to be game-ready

Three-time Stanley Cup champion Justin Williams isn't sure exactly when he'll be ready to play now that he's returning to the Carolina Hurricanes as a midseason addition.

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Tuesday high school basketball scoreboard

  Baylor’s Matt Rhule agrees to become Panthers next coach

The Carolina Panthers have announced that Baylor's Matt Rhule has agreed to become their next head coach.

Laney’s Grace Holcomb named All-State

Laney High School junior golfer Grace Holcomb’s been named to the 2019 North Carolina Girls’ All-State second team by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association and Carolinas Golf Association.

Former major league outfielder Joey Gathright headlines 16th annual Leland Hot Stove League Banquet

Former Major League Baseball player Joey Gathright is the keynote speaker for the 16th annual Leland Hot Stove League Banquet.

  Cape Fear Academy hosts signing day event

Cape Fear Academy student-athletes Georges Lefebvre and Chloe Kernan signed letters of intent on Monday.Kernan will play basketball at the Washington University in St. Louis. "As soon as I found Washington University, I got support from the coach the school. After that, it was pretty easy. I ju

Mike McCarthy receives a 5 year deal as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed on terms with Mike McCarthy as the new head coach for the Cowboys.

NFL Network report: Dallas Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach

Calling it a “done deal,” an NFL Network reporter says Mike McCarthy has signed a deal with the Dallas Cowboys to be their new head coach.

  Friday high school basketball scoreboard

Friday high school basketball scoreboard

  Seahawks open CAA play with victory over Delaware

Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith has had her share of great moments in two seasons at UNCW, but she may have posted one of her best when her team needed her the most in Friday night’s Colonial Athletic Association opener against Delaware.

UNC guard Harris needs surgery for torn ACL in right knee

North Carolina freshman Anthony Harris will have surgery next week for a torn knee ligament suffered in Monday’s win against Yale.

Wright, Wynn suspended for Wake Forest’s game at Pittsburgh

Wake Forest says sophomores Sharone Wright Jr. and Michael Wynn are suspended for Saturday's game at Pittsburgh.

2019 AP NFL All-Pro team rosters and voting

Christian McCaffrey was selected at two positions on The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team.

  James Madison extends Seahawks losing skid to eight

James Madison built a double digit lead in the second half and survived a late charge by UNCW to escape with a 64-60 victory in the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball home opener for the Seahawks on Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.

  Former Ashley High School standout ready to take his game to the next level

Jonathan Cooper, Connor Barth and Desmond Bryant are some of the most recent area high school football players to play in the NFL. Now, former Ashley High School standout Alex Highsmith hopes to join that list.

  South Brunswick’s Nija Bryant named WECT Athlete of the week

South Brunswick’s Nija Bryant is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

NC State hires Texas’ Beck to serve as offensive coordinator

North Carolina State has hired Tim Beck as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to complete a revamp of Dave Doeren’s coaching staff after a four-win season.

Devontae Cacok named to Lou Henson All-Decade Team

The honors keep adding up for former UNCW men’s basketball star Devontae Cacok.

Former Panthers coach Ron Rivera named head coach of Washington Redskins

Former Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has officially been named head coach for the Washington Redskins.

Hurt, Jones help No. 2 Duke beat Boston College 88-49 in ACC

Freshman Matthew Hurt scored 20 of his season-high 25 points before halftime and Tre Jones returned from a foot injury to help second-ranked Duke beat Boston College 88-49.

  Panthers and Saints recognize Wilmington nonprofit

A Wilmington based nonprofit took center stage at the Carolina Panthers game on Sunday.

Seahawks close out 2019 with loss at Drexel

Sophomore guard Camren Wynter poured in 30 points to lift Drexel past UNCW, 71-66, in the second Colonial Athletic Association matchup of the season for both teams on Monday night at the intimate Daskalakis Center in West Philadelphia.

Robinson leads Tar Heels as Williams gets win No. 879

Brandon Robinson scored a career-high 20 points and Roy Williams tied his mentor on the all-time wins list as North Carolina beat Yale 70-67.

  Friday high school basketball scoreboard

Friday high school basketball scoreboard