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The LSU women's swimming and diving team capped off the 2010-11 season with its first top-15 NCAA finish in 18 years on Saturday. Wilmington's Cari Blalock is a freshman swimmer at LSU.
Cari Blalock is certainly making a name for herself in her first year on the LSU swim team. Breaking a long-standing school record tends to do that. The Wilmington resident now has her focus on the upcoming NCAA Championship.
Wilmington City Council has justified spending money on parks and other projects with the 2006 voter-approved Parks and Rec Bond. At its meeting tonight, though, the council wants to change how $700,000 of that bond money will be spent.
Swimming advisories and alerts are recommendations that people have no full body contact with the water in a specific area for public health reasons.
A water quality swimming alert is in effect in Brunswick County. State health officials found high levels of bacteria in the Cape Fear River at the beach area near the municipal pier in Southport.