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Historical parallels: 1898 NC massacre and Capitol siege

Jan. 9, 2021 12:01 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — On Wednesday, as rioters broke into the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and a nation watched in disbelief, Americans got a real-time lesson in a startling concept – insurrection. But the Wilmington community — at least those people enlightened about its history...

Police: Woman charged after sheriff's deputy struck by car

Dec. 28, 2020 10:25 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a woman has been arrested following a hit-and-run crash that injured a sheriff's deputy in New Hanover County. WECT-TV reports that deputy Robert Mills pulled over a vehicle Dec. 4 on U.S. 421 when he was struck by a vehicle. It then fled from the...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, then-Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston. The Duke women's basketball team has ended its season amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.  The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, because the school has not publicly announced the decision. Duke's new coach Kara Lawson, who was hired in July, had said this month: “I don't think we should be playing right now. That's my opinion on it.

Duke women end basketball season amid virus

Dec. 25, 2020 6:10 PM EST

The Duke women's basketball team ended its season Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The student-athletes on the Duke women’s basketball team have made the difficult decision to conclude their current season due to safety concerns,” said Michael Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public...

Okauru lifts UNC Wilmington past Campbell 78-59

Dec. 21, 2020 3:41 PM EST

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Mike Okauru scored 17 points as UNC Wilmington beat Campbell 78-59 on Monday. Jaylen Sims and Ty Gadsden added 15 points, and Joe Pridgen had 14 points and 13 rebounds for UNC Wilmington (5-3). Cedric Henderson Jr. had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Fighting Camels (4-3). ___...

Spectators wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus watch the Champions League group F soccer match between Zenit St.Petersburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Cal Baptist-Arizona basketball game canceled

Dec. 16, 2020 5:56 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The men’s basketball game between Arizona and California Baptist was canceled Wednesday about 90 minutes before the schedule tip due to a positive COVID-19 test. The cancellation was due to a positive test in Cal...

UNC Wilmington hold virtual commencement for Class of 2020

Dec. 12, 2020 6:00 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The graduating class of 2020 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is being recognized Saturday in a first-ever virtual commencement made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. The school said graduates from May, August and December will be recognized in two separate...

UNC-Wilmington tops St. Andrews Presbyterian 116-66

Dec. 9, 2020 9:36 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jake Boggs scored a career-high 25 points and Ty Gadsden added 22 as UNC Wilmington easily beat St. Andrews Presbyterian 116-66 on Wednesday night. Boggs hit 9 of 12 shots, and Gadsden had six assists. Imajae Dodd had 13 points for UNC Wilmington (3-2). Joe Pridgen added 13 points...

East Carolina controls OT, beats UNC-Wilmington 88-78

Dec. 7, 2020 7:48 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.J. Miles had a career-high 22 points and East Carolina outscored UNC Wilmington 15-5 in the extra period to earn an 88-78 win on Monday night. Bitumba Baruti had 17 points and six rebounds for East Carolina (4-0). Jayden Gardner added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Tristen Newton...

Sims scores 29 to carry UNC-Wilmington over Troy 73-50

Nov. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had a career-high 29 points as UNC Wilmington routed Troy 73-50 on Saturday. Sims hit 6 of 8 3-pointers. He added nine rebounds. Ty Gadsden had 18 points for UNC Wilmington (2-1). Mike Okauru added 12 points and seven rebounds. Desmond Williams had 15 points for the...

Sims carries UNC-Wilmington over UNC-Asheville 76-68

Nov. 27, 2020 7:48 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 24 points as UNC Wilmington defeated UNC Asheville 76-68 on Friday. Jake Boggs had 19 points and three blocks for UNC Wilmington (1-1). Mike Okauru added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Ty Gadsden had 12 points. Trent Stephney had 14 points for the Bulldogs (0-1)....