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Local players face off in coastal counties all-star basketball game

Top basketball players from 10 eastern North Carolina schools come together this weekend for the Coastal Counties Basketball All Star Game in Columbia.

The event, an effort to shine a light on the area’s players, is May 5 in the Columbia High School gym, 902 Main St., Columbia. Tipoff is 3 p.m. for the girls game and 4:30 for the boys game.

Schools participating include Manteo, Columbia, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, Plymouth and Pamlico County.

Doors open at noon, with a 3-point contest at 1 p.m. and a dunk off at 2 p.m.

Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes throughout the day.

Admission is $5 for 13 years old and up, and free for children 12 and under.