Wilmington, NC – If you're in the gang called The Bloods, red is your color. And around Wilmington's north side, the color red is easy to spot. It's on bandanas, t-shirts and the 6th street bridge, which up until recently was covered with Bloods graffiti.
The north side is my neighborhood. As a resident neighbor kids talk freely about gangs in the area, but a group of teens hanging around 6th and Nixon have nothing to say when I pull out a microphone.
Wilmington, NC – Marva Mapson Robinson has been thrilling audiences across the country with her soprano renditions of classical, spiritual and gospel classics. WHQR's Sam Burke caught up with her to talk about her life and music.
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.