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Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.

North Carolina Senate proposes bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 9, 2021
As of April 7, the bill had been filed, passed first reading and referred to the Committee on Roles and Operations of the Senate. If passed, this bill would go into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, and would apply to sales made on or after this date. 
A Nissan Leaf electric car is charged at the City of Palo Alto EV charging station in the public garage in Palo Alto, California.

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Market Street parking deck

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021
The charging stations will be located on the ground floor Market Street parking deck in the heart of downtown and will be available for free use at the time of installation.
A doctor administers the vaccine.

All North Carolinians eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced this week that on April 7, the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine eligibility will open up to group 5 in North Carolina. This means that all North Carolina residents including UNC...

The battleship at sunset.

Shooting at Wilmington house party leaves 3 dead, 4 injured

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2021

On April 3, gunfire broke out at a Wilmington house party just after midnight Saturday morning with 3 dead and 4 injured in the aftermath. The shooting took place around Kidder and 7th street, just a few...

View looking down Chancellor's walk at UNCW.

Rental assistance inbound for eligible New Hanover County residents

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2021

At a meeting of the New Hanover Board of Commissioners, a vote was held to accept $7.1 million in federal aid dollars related to costs incurred by households related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Pelican and Sandpiper Hall.

Construction efforts around UNCW ramp up as spring semester draws to a close

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2021
The development plans to bring a large amount of new residential space to the area, with 250 apartment units, 40 townhome units and 120 single-family homes. The commercial space will be made up of a 10,000 square foot shopping center, office space, restaurants and a hotel.
A view of the Wilmington riverwalk.

Where to get vaccinated in Wilmington

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 30, 2021

So far, over 4.1 million doses of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines have been administered to North Carolinians and in New Hanover County, over 57,000 have been fully vaccinated. As more and more North Carolina...

Social distancing.

Cooper eases North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 25, 2021
This announcement comes as North Carolina continues to see a decrease in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as more people get vaccinated.
A Summer Flounder caught on Long Island's Great South Bay.

UNCW professor plays hand in a controversial plan to manage southern flounder population

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) convened on March 3 to go over amendments for the Southern Flounder Fisheries Management plan.  Several of the decisions made at the conference...

Alisa Newber (left) and a Food Pantry volunteer (right).

511 House provides space for human trafficking victims

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 8, 2021

According to the North Carolina Department of Administration (NC DOA), human trafficking is one the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In 2019, North Carolina ranked 11 in the nation for the...

With nearly eight miles of beach, Keewaydin Island is a remote hideaway only accessible by boat. The barrier island lies between Marco Island and Naples Fla.

UNCW faculty conduct barrier island research on Masonboro Island

Serah Culler, Contributing Writer March 6, 2021

A new research project is being conducted on Masonboro Island that could teach us how to predict the effects of both storms and calm periods on the habitats and ecosystems of the island. Joseph Long,...

NC lifts modified stay at home order

NC lifts modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor February 25, 2021

In response to increased state-wide vaccination efforts, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper announced this week that he would be loosening some of the state's current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.  Executive...

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