12/22/2017 | John Smist, Sports Connect
2017 Top 10 local sports moments
Each and every year has its winners and losers. 2017 was no different, here are the top ten local sports moments. Read More

9/26/2017 | Rick Rothacker
Wells Fargo Championship making changes under new management
Operating under new management, the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament wants to make a bigger splash in the community and in charitable giving when it returns to Charlotte this spring... Read More

9/20/2017 | Brian Mull StarNews Correspondent
Mull Again: Charities benefit from Wells Fargo Championship
The Wells Fargo Championship will continue to make a positive impact in our area for generations to come. The PGA Tour event, which was held at Eagle Point Golf Club in May, announced Wednesday that it generated more than $800,000 for local charities... Read More

9/20/2017 | WECT Staff
Wells Fargo Championship announces nearly $800,000 in donations to charities
The Wells Fargo Championship has announced nearly $800,000 in donations to charitable organizations in the Wilmington area on behalf of Champions for Education... Read More

5/9/2017 | AJ Ricketts
The Wells Fargo Championship - Sights, Sounds, and Moments
It was the PGA Tour on display, and yet it was so much more. We welcomed the sport to our home and the golf world’s eyes were on Wilmington. It was a reunion, 47 years since the Port City and the PGA Tour... Read More

5/9/2017 | StarNews Editorial Board
EDITORIAL, May 9: A big win for Harman ... and Wilmington, too
At 5 feet, 7 inches tall, Wells Fargo champion Brian Harman isn’t one of the big guys on the PGA Tour, nor one of the big names. There probably were no fans expecting something memorable... Read More

5/7/2017 | Kyle Porter
WATCH: Brian Harman makes outrageous putt to win Wells Fargo Championship
The lefty made the putt of his life to get the win in North Carolina... Read More

5/7/2017 | Alan Blondin
Dustin Johnson returns to top form at Wells Fargo Championship
It took about 45 holes, but Dustin Johnson finally looked like the world's top-ranked golfer again on his final nine holes Saturday afternoon at Eagle Point Golf Club. The Coastal Carolina alumnus and shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 in the third round... Read More

5/7/2017 | Tony Castleberry
What I've learned at the Wells Fargo Championship
It's been almost three months since I moved to Wilmington and took a job with WECT's digital team. In that time, I've happily embraced many things about the Port City, but covering the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club has given me perhaps my most revealing look... Read More

5/7/2017 | Alan Blondin
Patrick Reed surges to top of the leaderboard at Wells Fargo Championship
The golf world has been wondering where Patrick Reed has been this season. After a win in The Barclays playoff event and three runner-up finishes last year, and being the spirit and perhaps the best player on the winning... Read More

5/6/2017 | Zach Driver
Concessions at Wells Fargo do more than fill stomachs
It's not just businesses that are profiting from the Wells Fargo Championship. Several local non-profits and charities have the chance to earn money for their organization at the tournament... Read More

5/6/2017 | Associated Press
Dustin Johnson barely makes cut at Wells Fargo
Francesco Molinari returned to slightly calmer wind and didn't miss a shot until his final hole Saturday morning, finishing off an even-par 72 for a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the Wells Fargo Championship... Read More

5/6/2017 | Brian Mull
Whatever future holds, Wilmington shone brightly on PGA stage
Port City avoids the traffic issues that worried residents and puts on a big show for the golf world... Read More

5/6/2017 | Noah Thomas
Shuttle system keeping Wells Fargo fans happy on Moving Day
Thousands of spectators poured in through the main entrance of Eagle Point on Saturday to take in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Behind them, shuttles and buses comprising the tournament’s transportation system were already on their way to pick up the next group of fans... Read More

5/6/2017 | Dan Spears
Tee Times, Updates for Round 3 of Wells Fargo Championship
A steady breeze Saturday morning -- but not as strong as the previous afternoon -- greeted golfers who returned to Eagle Point on Saturday morning to finish their second rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship... Read More

5/6/2017 | Elizabeth Montgomery
Social media buzzing as community heads to Eagle Point for PGA championship
Social media has been buzzing with photos and posts from the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington... Read More

5/5/2017 | Doug Ferguson
Italian Molinari find his comfort zone in America
Francesco Molinari is starting to get comfortable with a steady diet of American golf. North Carolina has been particularly good to the 34-year-old Italian... Read More

5/5/2017 | Ashley Morris
5 souvenirs available at the Wells Fargo championship
A majority of the merchandise features the Eagle Point logo as well as the logo for the Wells Fargo Championship. Golf pros manning the shop say patrons are flocking to purchase items featuring the logo combination... Read More

5/5/2017 | Jonathan Bym
Wells Fargo Notebook: Dustin Johnson has seamless return to the course
There was little to no signs that world No. 1 Dustin Johnson hadn’t played a competitive round in nearly 40 days. The South Carolina native drew massive crowds... Read More

5/4/2017 | Cammie Bellamy
For local fans, Wells Fargo Championship a ‘surreal’ experience
This is Wilmington’s first time hosting not just this tournament, but any sporting event so large... Read More

5/4/2017 | Associated Press
Dustin Johnson opens with a 70, 4 shots out of lead at Wells Fargo
Six weeks away from competition didn't keep Dustin Johnson from extending one streak Thursday, with hopes of adding to another... Read More

5/4/2017 | Michael Collins
Caddie Confidential: New venue poses fresh set of challenges
This week's Wells Fargo Championship provides a new course that virtually no one has seen before: the Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina... Read More

5/4/2017 | StarNews Staff
WELLS FARGO TRAFFIC: US 17 flowing, parking still available
Traffic has died down for southbound U.S. 17 near the Spot Festival parking area, with only minimal delays in and around the area. Billy and Tracy Lawhon drove from their home in Sneads Ferry with no interruptions... Read More

5/3/2017 | StarNews Staff
Day 3 Wells Fargo Notes: Connor Barth roots on John Fox
Among the world’s best in golf, Wednesday’s Pro-Am at the Wells Fargo Championship also brought in notables from outside the game... Read More

5/3/2017 | Jackson Fuller
Mickelson impressed by Eagle Point, young teammate
The five-time major champion played Pro-Am with 16-year-old essay contest winner... Read More

5/3/2017 | Michael Kane
Heading to the Wells Fargo Championship? Here’s parking and shuttle information
Wednesday marks the final day of Pro-Am play at Eagle Point Golf Club, this year’s host of the Wells Fargo PGA TOUR Championship. With the actual tourney beginning on Thursday, New Hanover County... Read More

5/3/2017 | StarNews Staff
Day 3 Wells Fargo Notes: It’s Time to Make the Biscuits
As Wednesday pro-ams get started, one golfer tried his hand in the kitchen... Read More

5/2/2017 | Alex Riley
Rivera enjoys first trip to the Port City
The Carolina Panthers’ head coach spent the day teeing it up with his wife at the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am... Read More

5/2/2017 | Brian Mull
Brian Mull: Still anyone’s guess who wins at Wells Fargo, but here’s five to like
With little course knowledge in the field and swirling wind in the forecast, here’s some names off the beaten path who should do well this week... Read More

5/2/2017 | StarNews Staff
Wells Fargo Day 2: Players interact during Tuesday practice
Crowds swell again as players learn more about Eagle Point... Read More

4/29/2017 | Basil John
Wells Fargo Championship staff prepares volunteers for the tournament
The Wells Fargo Championship is set to start Monday at Eagle Point Golf Club and there is still much to be done. With thousands of people coming to watch and play, it can be overwhelming for those working behind-the-scenes... Read More

4/28/2017 | Brian Mull
Defending Wells Fargo champion James Hahn finding his groove
The 35-year-old pro golfer aims to balance his quest for improvement with appreciation of results on PGA Tour... Read More

4/19/2017 | Dan Spears
Dos and Don’ts As You Head to the Wells Fargo PGA Tour event
There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had, but make sure you go through this list to avoid any issues... Read More

4/19/2017 | Wayne Thompson
Young golfers named winners of 2017 Succeeding Together contest
Participants in the youth development program The First Tee submitted essays about achieving life goals through teamwork... Read More

4/9/2017 | Local Shout
Local business owner helps veterans, active duty service members get to Wells Fargo Championship
Buffalo Wild Wings Regional Owner Larry Alderson has joined the PGA Tour event’s Patriot Supporter Program as a way to say thank you to the men and women of our armed forces... Read More

3/21/2017 | Hunter Ingram
Army of volunteers, many new, ready to help at Wells Fargo Championship
Around 1,800 volunteers will help the golf tournament run smoothly when it arrives in Wilmington in May... Read More

3/7/2017 | Dan Spears
Simpson plays ambassador on course as Wells Fargo approaches
At tournament media day on Tuesday, the Eagle Point member and PGA Tour winner knows he's helping things. Friday, April 28, might look a long way off on the calendar, but 51 days move quickly on the PGA Tour... Read More

2/18/2017 | Brian Mull
Eagle Point spreads its wings for upcoming PGA event
From acres of hurricane debris to the PGA Tour, county golf course's trail to the top had plenty of twists and turns... Read More

1/18/17 | Vince Winkel
Well Fargo Championship Staff Open The House
Corporate sponsors of the Wells Fargo Championship on Wednesday descended on Eagle Point Golf Club to chat with tournament staff and sample menu items for what will be one of the biggest sporting events ever held in Wilmington... Read More

1/17/17 | Vince Winkel
First Tee Of Greater Wilmington Will Benefit From Golf Championship
The First Tee of Greater Wilmington, a nonprofit youth development organization that plans to introduce the game of golf and healthy values to 25,000 youth within the community by 2019, has been named primary beneficiary of the 2017 PGA Tour event, scheduled to be played May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club... Read More

1/11/17 | Brian Mull
Mull Again: Carolinas Amateur will return to Wilmington in 2019
The Carolinas Amateur was scheduled to be played at Cape Fear Country Club this summer, but the tournament won't come back to Wilmington until 2019... Read More

1/7/17 | Joe Catenacci
Locals fill up volunteer list, area outlets selling tickets for Wells Fargo Championship
WILMINGTON — Officials had previously said the Wells Fargo Championship is shaping up from a logistical standpoint. But, other aspects of the tournament are starting to take shape, too, heading into the 2017 PGA TOUR schedule... Read More

9/20/16 | Paul Lawler
Golf tournament can be game-changer for Wilmington area
Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina will enjoy quite the spectacle this May when the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament comes to Eagle Point Golf Club... Read More

8/7/2016 | John Smist
Eagle Point ready for 2017 Wells Fargo Championship
The club has been hard at work getting ready since it was announced in February 2014 that the Eagle Point Golf Club would host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship... Read More

5/8/2016 | Dan Spears
Cheap Seat : Wilmington can win with PGA TOUR drama
There are dozens of questions to be answered in the year before the Wells Fargo Championship comes to Wilmington next May. Parking, hotels, restaurants, traffic. Yes, yes, yes and yes. And we’ll get them all taken care of... Read More

5/7/2016 | Brian Mull
PGA TOUR officials begin to hit high gear for Wells Fargo arrival in Wilmington
Wherever he goes around Wilmington lately, folks ask Cecil Worsley about the Wells Fargo Championship. The prominent local businessman is also the treasurer at Eagle Point Golf Club, which will play host to the PGA Tour event in May 2017. Whether he's in a business meeting or a bible study, friends want the latest... Read More

5/19/2016 | Neil Cotiaux
The Wells Fargo Championship: One Year And Counting
With less than a year before pros at the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship tee off at Eagle Point Golf Club, community leaders are aiming to hit a long drive down the fairway, score a birdie and create a business bonanza for the region... Read More

2/23/2016 | Jenny Callison
Business Community Hears Wells Fargo Championship Details, Plans
The greater Wilmington community should prepare for what will be a major opportunity to showcase itself to an international audience: the Wells Fargo Championship, to be played at Eagle Point Golf Club the first week of May 2017. That was the consensus of four panelists at Tuesday morning’s Power Breakfast about the upcoming PGA Tour event, organized by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and held at the Wilmington Convention Center... Read More

9/15/2015 | Dan Spears
Wells Fargo sets up tickets for 2017 event at Eagle Point
While the reservations have been made for awhile, this week's visit by the tournament staff for the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship is the latest confirmation of the event's one-year trip to Wilmington in May 2017... Read More

10/2/2015 | The StarNews Editorial Board
Editorial: Big-time golf is coming to town
Mark your calendars for May 1-7, 2017. That’s when big-time golf will return to the Wilmington area, if only for one event. The Wells Fargo Championship will be held in Charlotte as usual in May 2016... Read More

5/30/2015 | Dan Spears
Cheap Seat- 100 weeks until Eagle Point's in spotlight
They say time flies when you're having fun. We here in Southeastern North Carolina are about to find out how quickly 100 weeks can take. That's how long it will be until the world's best golfers come to Wilmington in a one-time-only appearance along our coast with the Wells Fargo Championship moving to Eagle Point in May 2017... Read More

3/20/2014 | Dan Spears
Wells Fargo sets up tickets for 2017 event at Eagle Point
While the reservations have been made for awhile, this week's visit by the tournament staff for the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship is the latest confirmation of the event's one-year trip to Wilmington in May 2017. In fact, those in charge are now calling it their upcoming "beach vacation" on their website... Read More

3/18/2014 | Eddie Southards
Editorial: Big-time golf is coming to town
Mark your calendars for May 1-7, 2017. That’s when big-time golf will return to the Wilmington area, if only for one event. The Wells Fargo Championship will be held in Charlotte as usual in May 2016... Read More

3/18/2014 | Dan Spears
PGA TOUR names Eagle Point as host for 2017 Wells Fargo Championship
The PGA Tour officially announced Tuesday morning that Eagle Point Golf Club in northern New Hanover County will be the host course for the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. The event's regular host, the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, will be undergoing final preparation for the PGA Championship and needs a one-year substitute... Read More

5/8/2014 | Dan Spears
Volunteers a critical piece of puzzle for PGA TOUR event
The first and only director of volunteers in the 12-year history of the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship remembers where everything – not to mention, everyone – has to be. Her army of 2,300 ambassadors present the first impression fans and golfers get when they arrive at the course... Read More

3/21/2014 | The StarNews Editorial Board
Landing PGA Tournament gives region a chance to shine
The Cape Fear region has a reputation as a great place for golf, but landing a tournament on the regular PGA Tour has the potential to show a national audience what else is great about the area. This week's announcement that the Wells Fargo Championship will make a one-time stop at the Eagle Point Golf Club at Porters Neck in 2017 is good news indeed, and not just for exposure... Read More

12/29/2014 | Vince Nairn
Top Sports Stories of 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, the StarNews will take readers through the top 10 sports stories of the year, counted down through Jan. 1. Here are Nos. 7-4. Nos. 10-8 were released Monday (, and the top three will be revealed Wednesday... Read More