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A view of the Wilmington Riverfront.

City Council passes two ordinances for a more sustainable Wilmington

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer February 24, 2021

At a Feb. 16 meeting of the Wilmington City Council, councilmembers unanimously approved two ordinances brought forward by Sustainability Program Manager David Ingram.  The larger item on the agenda...

Cucalorus

Cucalorus selected for $25K grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Amanda Leahey, Contributing Writer February 24, 2021

After about a year and a half application process, Wilmington’s local nonprofit art organization Cucalorus was recently awarded a $25,000 grant for their annual Cucalorus Film Festival from...

Current renovation plans for Bijou Park.

City of Wilmington approves Bijou Park renovations

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer February 13, 2021

At the Feb. 2 Wilmington City Council meeting, councilmembers unanimously passed an ordinance to begin renovations to Bijou Park. The .13 acre park is located at 209 N. Front St. in the heart of downtown...

Filming at Screen Gems Studios.

Wilmington’s film industry keeps rolling despite added costs

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer February 7, 2021

WILMINGTON N.C.—Since the first film productions began in Wilmington in the early 1980s, the city has become an alluring backdrop for filmmakers across the country. As film and TV projects increasingly...

The nurses prepare to administer the vaccine.

CHHS nursing school students and faculty help deliver vaccines in Wilmington

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor February 6, 2021

On Feb. 4, students and faculty from the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) nursing school helped deliver coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to locals in Wilmington. Since Wilmington has begun...

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party

Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer February 3, 2021

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), the Constitution Party and Green Party are no longer recognized political parties in North Carolina. “Both parties failed to turn...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson's official press team

Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate

Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard Burr after he announced that he would not seek re-election....

Several people are out to enjoy the Riverwalk.

Wilmington Riverwalk attracts national attention

Andrew Lemon, Contributing Writer January 30, 2021

WILMINGTON N.C. - The Wilmington Riverwalk has been a staple of the downtown area for the past 40 years. Offering a view of the Cape Fear river and the historic storefronts of the city, various restaurants...

Roy Cooper extends N.C. modified stay-at-home order

Roy Cooper extends N.C. modified stay-at-home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 29, 2021

Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor, announced on Jan. 27 that he is extending the modified stay-at-home order that was set to expire Jan. 29. The extended stay-at-home order goes into effect at...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning the violent actions and the role that various people...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)

How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been put in place in response to the chatter and an FBI memo of another...

Front of UNCW's campus .

UNCW faculty and staff respond to insurrection at the Capitol

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 15, 2021

On Jan. 6, a violent mob descended upon and stormed the U.S. Capitol building in protest of Congress' confirmation of Joe Biden’s win of the 2020 Presidential election. Windows were smashed in, items...

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