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Soulful swimmer raises thousands for orphans

video In an effort to keep up her physical and spiritual health and raise thousands of dollars for African orphans, one soulful swimmer set out to accomplish a big goal Saturday.

Wilmington’s Cari Blalock finishes swimming season at NCAA Championship

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.

Wilmington swimmer breaks LSU school record, headed to NCAA championship

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 looks to change park bond money

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.

965 swimmers fill up the pool at the Wilmington Swim League Championship

video Wilmington has a rich tradition when it comes to swimming. This week the Wilmington Swim League is holding their summer championship meet at the Cape Fear Country Club. 10 teams are competing for the league title.

Swimming advisories issued at Oak Island

Swimming advisories and alerts are recommendations that people have no full body contact with the water in a specific area for public health reasons.

Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous.

Volunteer fire department looks to keep swimmers safe

videoMultiple drownings off of our beaches over the past few weeks has rescue teams on high alert. The Federal Point Volunteer Fire Department's Water Rescue Squad is working to help keep swimmers safe.

Water quality alert in Brunswick County

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.

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