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Wilmington, NC, United States

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  • Kinston Free Press
  • New Bern Sun Journal
  • The Daily News

Past articles by Dan:

NCHSAA State Football Playoffs: Round 3 Final Scores

See who won from around North Carolina as we get down to the final eight teams in each classification → Read More

Benny Moss still embraces Wilmington, even after being fired by UNCW basketball

The Seahawks' head coach was fired in season 4 in 2010, but still has plenty of friends in Wilmington -- and is ready to be a head coach again → Read More

NCHSAA State Football Playoffs: Round 2 Final Scores

Scores from all 64 games in the second round of the North Carolina high school football playoffs → Read More

NCHSAA State Football Playoffs: Round 2 Final Scores

Scores from all 64 games in the second round of the North Carolina high school football playoffs → Read More

Live scores and updates from Week 1 of high school football playoffs around Wilmington

Conference champions Hoggard and Pender are favored at home, but who else from Southeastern NC will survive Round 1? → Read More

Live scores and updates for Week 11 of Wilmington-area high school football

The Hoggard vs New Hanover rivalry game highlights the final week of the regular season, with plenty of NCHSAA playoff possibilities on the line. → Read More

Live scores and updates from Week 11 of Eastern North Carolina high school football

Rivalry games take center stage on the last night of high school football before the NCHSAA playoffs start next week → Read More

Live scores and updates from Week 11 of Eastern North Carolina high school football

Rivalry games take center stage on the last night of high school football before the NCHSAA playoffs start next week → Read More

Transfer guard Allie Best gives UNCW hoops a big assist in backcourt for 2021-22 season

The NCAA leader in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at Marist, the point guard hopes her winning experience transfers to new team → Read More

How much traffic? How many people? What to know for this year's Ironman in Wilmington

The 70.3-mile triathlon had to stop and start in recent years because of Mother Nature and a pandemic. More than 2,700 people are expected on Oct. 23. → Read More

Live updates and scores from Week 9 of high school football in Eastern North Carolina

New Bern's game against J.H. Rose is the big one on the calendar as teams put themselves in position for conference titles and automatic playoff berths. → Read More

Live score updates, highlights and recaps from Week 7 of ENC high school football

Kinston-Southwest and New Bern-South Central lead the way as conference play is underway for teams in Onslow, Craven and Lenoir counties → Read More

Live updates, scores and highlights from Week 5 of ENC high school football

Havelock-New Bern showdown leads the way on a night where conference play begins in the East Central and Big Carolina leagues. → Read More

Week 4 ENC football live updates, scores and highlights

Havelock and New Bern have non-conference games before next week's Craven County showdown, while Jacksonville High plays West Carteret in Onslow County → Read More

ENC Football Week 1 Preview: Stories, scores and schedule for the opening night of games

From a battle in the city of Jacksonville to several cross-county matchups, the first night of high school football will be a good one → Read More

Wilmington-area week 1 football preview: Stories, schedule, live scores on Friday night

Links to our live scoreboard, preview stories and Twitter feed of @StarNewsVarsity writer Jackson Fuller are all inside → Read More

UNCW 2021-22 basketball schedule includes ACC, Rocky Mountain roadtrips

The Seahawks will travel to Pittsburgh and Montana, and a much-closer rival in Coastal Carolina returns to the schedule for the first time since 2007 → Read More

North Carolina Senate aims for vote on replacing NCHSAA. What do we know now?

Under House Bill 91, North Carolina legislators aim to bring oversight of of high school athletics under state government control. → Read More

GAME DAY: Wilmington-area Week 2 football scores & what to watch for

Topsail-New Hanover has playoff implications in only the second week of the season. → Read More

UNCW men's basketball will finish season with seven players

Head coach Takayo Siddle said Tuesday that injuries and COVID have taken away half his roster by the end of a trying first season with UNCW → Read More