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Sims carries UNC-Wilmington over Campbell 81-76 in OT

Nov. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 15 points to lead five UNC Wilmington players in double figures as the Seahawks narrowly defeated Campbell 81-76 in overtime on Tuesday night. UNCW dominated the overtime period, scoring 14 of the first 16 points to build a 74-62 lead with 2:40 remaining. Campbell...

Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker story

Nov. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected version...

No. 8 South Carolina beats No. 4 Maryland in early showdown

Nov. 10, 2019 9:06 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman Aliyah Boston scored 14 points and was an immovable force in the middle of the South Carolina defense, blocking five shots to help the No. 8 Gamecocks beat No. 4 Maryland 63-54 on Sunday in an early matchup between two of the nation's premier women's basketball programs....

NC State gives coach Moore 700th career win

Nov. 10, 2019 4:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored 18 points and No. 14 North Carolina State cruised to an 80-40 win over UNC Wilmington on Sunday, giving Wolfpack coach Wes Moore his 700th career victory. Moore, 700-227, began his coaching career at Maryville College (Tennessee) in 1987. He was a North Carolina...

Anthony, Pierce help No. 9 UNC beat UNC Wilmington 78-62

Nov. 8, 2019 10:27 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — There's no questioning Cole Anthony's scoring punch for ninth-ranked North Carolina. Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams would the Tar Heels to find some reliable production to complement their star freshman. Anthony had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat UNC...

Sims leads UNC-Wilmington past Johnson & Wales (NC) 103-83

Nov. 5, 2019 9:59 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 19 points to lead five UNC Wilmington players in double figures as the Seahawks routed Johnson & Wales (NC) 103-83 on Tuesday night. Jake Boggs and Jay Estime' added 13 points apiece for the Seahawks. Shykeim Phillips and Carter Skaggs chipped in 11 points each....

Ex-school worker dies while awaiting child sex crimes trial

Nov. 4, 2019 2:11 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former teaching assistant charged with sexually assaulting a student has died while awaiting trial. News outlets report 40-year-old Nicholas Lavon Oates died Sunday from a pre-existing medical condition while awaiting trial for molesting a student at Myrtle Grove Middle School....

Judd Nelson: No misgivings about 'The Breakfast Club'

Oct. 8, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Actor Judd Nelson says he doesn't share the misgivings about "The Breakfast Club" that co-star Molly Ringwald expressed in a first-person column. In April 2018, Ringwald wrote a column for The New Yorker about watching the movie a few years earlier with her then 10-year-old...