The Home Depot gives a life-changing job opportunity to man with muscular dystrophy

Gage Justice has overcome a lot. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was 5 and he’s had around the clock care for years--But he’s always wanted to work. And sometimes, good things happen when you least expect it. He applied for a job at The Home Deport and it has been life-changing for

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Allen leads Blue Hens past UNCW

Jaylen Sims leads UNCW past Delaware

UNCW used a 13-2 run over the final four minutes of the game to post the first Colonial Athletic Association victory of the Takayo Siddle Era, 77-70, over Delaware’s Blue Hens in a Saturday men’s basketball matinee at Trask Coliseum.

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