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Democratic candidate Jeff Jackson is running for U.S. Senate.

Here are North Carolina’s candidates running for the Senate in 2022

Brenna Flanagan , Editor-in-Chief July 15, 2021

Since incumbent Senator Richard Burr announced he would not seek re-election in 2022, many North Carolinians have expressed interest in taking his place. The federal government already operates...

The Emmett Till statue is seen through protesters at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina demonstrating their anger over racial injustice on June 5, 2020.

Critical race theory and how it is affecting Wilmington

Andrew Lemon and Brenna Flanagan July 11, 2021

Over the past year, a new term has entered the political lexicon in the United States. Critical race theory, an theory in legal academia analyzing race as it relates to the framework of society, has taken...

An offshore wind farm.

Wilmington could see more offshore wind farms after recent executive order

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor June 10, 2021
The order lays out targets for electricity production through offshore wind farms, calling for 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy (approximately enough to power 2 million homes for a year) produced yearly by 2030, rising to eight gigawatts by 2040.
The Apple logo on a store in New York.

How will Apple’s North Carolina campus impact Wilmington?

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 17, 2021

Near the end of April, it was announced that Apple will begin construction of a campus located on the Raleigh side of Research Triangle Park. Construction costs alone are expected to reach $1 billion,...

A look across the UNCW pond.

Governor Cooper lifts mandates capacity limits, physical distancing and mask wearing

Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor May 14, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Friday that North Carolina is lifting coronavirus (COVID-19) mandates on capacity limitations, physical distancing and most mandatory mask requirements, citing recent guidance...

The fountain in downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington City Council gives more time for redesign of WAVE Transit, anticipates great year for film production

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor May 7, 2021

During this week's City Council meeting, members passed a resolution recommending the delay of the WAVE transportation redesign, and heard updates about the film industry in Wilmington.  Council members...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina bill targets trans youth in sports

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2021

House Bill 358, also called the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” which is making its way through the North Carolina House of Representatives, would require public schools and universities to explicitly...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina gains one new house seat

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor May 6, 2021
This additional seat will bring the total of North Carolina’s congressional districts to 14. Currently, North Carolina's representation in the House is held by eight Republicans and five Democrats. As of yet, there is not any indication on where the 14th district will be located, and that will be determined once the state legislature redraws the district lines.
Cooper lifts outdoor mask requirements

Cooper lifts outdoor mask requirements

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 29, 2021
During a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Roy Cooper outlined the states latest coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and plans for the summer. The ease of current restrictions are set to start on April 30 at 5 p.m., and expire on June 1. 
Wilmington's City Hall.

Lauren Wessell

Wilmington City Council aims for 100% clean energy by 2050

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021
These goals arose from recommendations made by the previously established Clean Energy Task Force, which was brought together last year to explore options that the city can take in furthering clean energy policy in the future. 
Doctors working with test tubes.

Photo by Mat Napo on Unsplash

Plant-based COVID-19 vaccine trial process underway in Wilmington

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021
The vaccine is set to undergo trials from TMA and in conjunction with Drs. Bart Williams and Will Jones of Wrightsville Family Practice, utilizing particles from plants that have a similar structure to that of the coronavirus.
Center for Healthy Communities.

UNCW receives funding for community COVID-19 virus relief

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor April 21, 2021

UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) center for healthy communities recently received a $330,000 grant to help vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  “The continued support...

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