Wilmington, NC – The final map prioritizes student proximity to their schools, except in the case of two downtown elementaries. Snipes and Freeman would otherwise have become predominantly African American. Under the plan, they'll turn into magnet schools focusing on arts and foreign language, with only 40% of their students coming from surrounding neighborhoods.
Wilmington, NC – Brunswick Community College is looking to start up a baseball program as a way to get more men enrolled in college.
Campuses across the country are seeing more women than men enrolled in college. It's a trend found at Brunswick Community College where president Stephen Griener says men make up 30% of the college's student body.
Wilmington, NC – As Tropical Storm Alberto moves toward Florida,the National Weather Service says remnants of the storm could bring tornadoes and heavy rains to southeastern North Carolina.
What's left of Alberto is expected to reach the region early Thursday morning.
Tom Matheson with the National Weather Service out of Wilmington says a decaying tropical storm moving across land creates conditions ripe for spontaneous tornadoes. And says last night's storms will soak the region, saturating the ground.
Port of Wilmington – Senator Dole spent an hour this afternoon meeting with ports officials about current improvement projects and concerns about port security. Dole says she's pushing for federal money to fund a $100,000 reconnaissance study for the international port project in Brunswick county. But the senator says she had immediate concerns about finding funding for dredging and port construction in the region:
"The president's budget, which is just a blueprint, did not contain funding for construction, and it's important that that move forward."