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Tate leads Norfolk State past UNC Wilmington 74-69

Dec. 01, 2021 23:59 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dana Tate Jr. came off the bench to score 17 points and lead Norfolk State to a 74-69 victory over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night. Jalen Hawkins had 16 points for the Spartans (9-1), who won their fourth straight game. Christian Ings added 14...

Police: Teen fatally shot in Wilmington

Nov. 29, 2021 11:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in Wilmington on Sunday night, police said. The shooting happened in the 1300 block of Elm Street, Wilmington police said in a news release. The teen was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries,...

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at Wilmington Fire Department

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A firefighter in Delaware is accusing the Wilmington Fire Department of years of racial and religious discrimination that he says created a hostile work environment. The News Journal reported Wednesday that the lawsuit was filed in federal court...

Four homes destroyed in fire on North Carolina island

Nov. 22, 2021 13:26 PM EST

BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Three condominiums and one home were destroyed in a weekend fire on a North Carolina island, officials said. A news release from the Village of Bald Head Island said public safety personnel were dispatched at around 8 p.m. Saturday to a...

Homeless shelter village would offer solutions in Sussex

Nov. 21, 2021 09:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fledgling Delaware nonprofit’s efforts to address homelessness with temporary shelter villages are progressing in Sussex County and could become a statewide solution. “Our vision is to build across state,” said Judson Malone, Springboard...

Okauru leads UNC Wilmington over Delaware St. 67-63

Nov. 20, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Mike Okauru had 22 points as UNC Wilmington narrowly defeated Delaware State 67-63 on Saturday. Jaylen Sims had 17 points and six rebounds for UNC Wilmington (3-2). Jaylen Fornes added 11 points and six rebounds. Myles Carter tied...

Delaware nonprofits partner to raise mental health awareness

Nov. 20, 2021 09:10 AM EST

WILMINGTON, De. (AP) — Movements across the world over the past few years have taken aim at the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Celebrities, athletes and other prominent individuals have been more open about their mental health struggles and the things they do...

Sims lifts UNC Wilmington over Coastal Carolina 65-53

Nov. 18, 2021 22:01 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims came off the bench to score 13 points and grab eight rebounds to spark UNC Wilmington to a 65-53 victory over Coastal Carolina in nonconference play on Thursday night. Shykeim Phillips had 11 points for the Seahawks (2-2), while...

2 North Carolina men arrested after fatal road rage crash

Nov. 18, 2021 12:25 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two men face charges in connection with what police describe as a road rage incident which led to a three-car crash that killed a man, police said. Wilmington police said in a news release that officers arrested Thomas James Blyth, 25, and...

State senator accused of verbally abusing female lawmaker

Nov. 17, 2021 18:15 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker who lost his chairmanship and membership on the state Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year after being arrested on domestic violence charges was removed from another committee post Wednesday after being accused of verbally abusing a female...