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NextGen NC offers insight into President Trump’s visits to NC

President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to N.C. has sparked some discussions behind his intentions. With the 2020 presidential elections quickly approaching, Trump seems to be treading up new ideas on how to better his campaign strategies and win a swing stats such as N.C.   Progressive political organizatio...

UNCW ranked among the top 100 Public National Universities for 2021

The Seahawk statue displayed at the front of UNCW's campus.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report for Top 100 Public Schools ranked UNC Wilmington (UNCW) 95 out of 100. UNCW was also ranked as 187 of 389 for Best National University. This is the second year UNCW has made the cut and it is also one of three UNC System universities ranked -- UNC-Chapel Hill (ranked fif...

Wilmington named first World War II Heritage City

President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2020

This past week saw the arrival of President Donald Trump in Wilmington, NC.  On Sept. 2. Trump visited the Cape Fear region to celebrate Wilmington being named the first World War II Heritage City.   Wilmington’s pursuit for this title was a twelve-year process that was proposed, developed a...

UNC System workers rally against COVID-19 concerns

UNCW Clocktower.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 5, 2020

Members of the NC Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150 at UNC Charlotte (UNCC), UNC Chapel Hill (UNC CH) and NC State University (NCSU) are rallying to demand more safety measures and action from the UNC System against coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. On Sept. 3 UNCC workers delivered a petition...

The commonality of racial injustice

People march in support of Jacob Blake and his family to the Kenosha County Courthouse on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake was shot seven times in the back in front of his three children by a police officer in Kenosha. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2020

During the summer of 2020, global protests surrounding racial injustice soared in the U.S alongside the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   Throughout history, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. have stood up for justice for all people. From the March on Washington to the Alabama bus boycott, the movement fo...

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

September 1, 2020

As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

NextGen N.C. is a progressive organization that focuses on registering young people to vote and turning them out to the polls in November.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 29, 2020

With the 2020 general election only two months away, organizations like NextGen North Carolina (an offshoot of national organization NextGen America) are helping to inform and guide young voters about the election and why they should vote.

UNC-Chapel Hill shifts to remote instruction

A day after warnings were sent out to students about two clusters in on-campus dorms u0097 one at Granville Towers and one at the Ehringhaus Community Granville Towers and the Ehringhaus Community u0097 school officials said Saturday that a third has been identified at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

On Monday afternoon UNC Chapel Hill announced, after reports of several coronavirus (COVID-19) clusters on campus, the university will be shifting to remote instruction effective Aug. 19 -- a “cluster” is defined as “as 5 or more cases with linkage between cases,” by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that about 65% of Americans support absentee voting, espec...

Mike S. Adams’ death ruled a suicide

Photo of Mike S. Adams on UNCW's sociology and criminology page as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 27, 2020

Former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams’ sudden July 23 death has been ruled as a suicide, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in a press release this afternoon.

Former UNCW professor Mike S. Adams found dead in home

Photo of Mike S. Adams from his professor profile page for the Sociology and Criminology Department, as of 2020.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 24, 2020

Nearly a week before his retirement was set to officially begin, former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams was found dead in his home yesterday. Adams was discovered after the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office performed a wellness check on July 23 at his home in the Wilmington community of...

Wilmington quietly takes down two Confederate statues “to protect public safety”

Boney Monument

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

In the very early morning hours of June 25, construction crews were hard at work doing something many Wilmington citizens had long thought impossible: the removal of the city’s two most visible Confederate statues. The city woke up on June 25 to see the statues memorializing the Confederate Attorne...

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