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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)....

Coast Guard saves 3 stranded on island after boat drifts off

Nov. 26, 2020 9:04 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Three people who went hunting on an island on the North Carolina coast were rescued after they became stranded when their boat drifted off, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A news release says personnel at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received word on Tuesday that...

Cork, Faulkner carry W. Carolina over UNC-Wilmington 98-76

Nov. 25, 2020 9:49 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Xavier Cork scored a career-high 22 points and Western Carolina routed UNC Wilmington 98-76 on Wednesday. Mason Faulkner added 21 points for the Catamounts, while Matt Halvorsen chipped in 20. The 98 points are the most for the Catamounts in a season-opening game since scoring 96 in...

Great white shark tagged off Canada found along Outer Banks

Nov. 18, 2020 12:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 17-foot great white shark that was tagged off Canada last month has made its way to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, an ocean research group said. OCEARCH, which tagged the shark Oct. 2, posted data showing the 3,541-pound apex predator had popped up Sunday off Wilmington, then...

Search continues for 2 men after boat was found overturned

Nov. 12, 2020 12:10 PM EST

BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — A search is continuing for two people who were believed to be on a recreational fishing boat that overturned off the North Carolina coast. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement Thursday that it and its partner agencies are still looking for George Hamilton Andrews of Raleigh and...

Man drowns after boat capsizes in Carolina Beach Inlet

Nov. 8, 2020 1:11 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the capsizing of a boat that lead to the death of a man Saturday. The boat with four men on board capsized in the Carolina Beach Inlet, WECT-TV reported. North Carolina Wildlife Officer Clayton Ludwick said the boat attempted to turn...

After back surgery, North Carolina swimmer eyes state title

Nov. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Liza Murtagh can trace her passion for swimming all the way back to a desire for candy. It wasn’t love at first sight for the Cape Fear Academy senior. Murtagh at first didn’t enjoy her time with the Pine Valley Country Club Summer League, but if she didn’t...

Defendants in North Carolina arson case plead guilty

Nov. 5, 2020 5:40 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a fire at a historic landmark in North Carolina during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. The department said in a news release that Charles Anthony Pittman, 32, and...

N. Carolina artists face fears, change tactics in pandemic

Oct. 31, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As she watched COVID-19 cancel Wilmington-area festivals earlier this year, Linda Callison started freaking out a little. Callison, a 60-year-old Wilmington-based artist, relies on venues like festivals and farmer’s markets to sell her work. Her jewelry business - called Out...