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Protesters gather at Thalian Hall ahead of the march through downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington residents protest for trans rights

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2023
Dozens of people gathered on the steps of Thalian Hall on International Transgender Day of Visibility to protest for trans rights. Every year, March 31 is dedicated to recognizing trans visibility and rights. Trans Day of Visibility was initially created by transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 to foster joy and celebrate transgender people.
The Salvation Army social services center and homeless shelter on N 2nd St. set to close in the coming months.

The Salvation Army’s downtown shelter set to close, new location under construction

Nate Mauldin, Staff Writer February 10, 2023
On Jan. 10, Wilmington’s city council voted unanimously to purchase The Salvation Army’s N 2nd St. property for $4.8 million. The city is currently leasing the property to the organization until its eventual closure in May of this year. A new facility off Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. is still under construction and will not be completed for at least a year.
WAVE Transit reserves a seat for Rosa Parks at the front of each bus for her contribution to desegregating public transportation. (Photo Courtesy of WAVE Transit)

WAVE Transit pays tribute to Rosa Parks with reserved seat

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor February 10, 2023
In honor of Rosa Parks' birthday, Feb. 4, Wave Transit in Wilmington, North Carolina reserved a seat through Feb. 6 in the front of the bus in remembrance of her contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. The seat contained a placard describing Park’s role in desegregating public transportation.
The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has created new filters to reduce traces of Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in Wilmington drinking water.

New carbon filtration system removes PFAS from drinking water

Amelia Lindsey and Grace Lanham December 19, 2022
In 2019, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) began working with granular activated carbon (GAC) filters to reduce traces of Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in Wilmington drinking water. PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in consumer products such as household cleaners since the 1940s.
A photo of white supremacists in front of the burned remains of The Daily Record, 1898.

The 124th Anniversary of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre

Emmy Berger, Staff Writer December 11, 2022
On Nov. 10, 1898, a crowd of roughly 2,000 members of the then Democratic party invaded the second floor of Free Love Hall, the building that contained The Daily Record, and set it on fire. The attackers swarmed the rest of the city, killing what some reports indicate to be 60-300 victims.

NC Land and Water Fund honors Freeman Park

Grace Lanham, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
Conservation efforts are being made in the Pleasure Island area. The NC Land and Water Fund honored Freeman Park with a land grant of $4 million dollars this past month, and the money will go towards preserving wildlife and the upkeep of the Carolina Beach sanctuary.
Cheri Beasley is the main Democratic candidate for the North Carolina Senate election.

After Dobbs, UNCW Seahawks are ready to flock to the polls

Morgan Greene, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
When the Supreme Court repealed the long-standing abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in Dobbs v. Jackson at the end of June 2022, the discussion around abortion caught the attention of the country. Now, the legality of abortion is up to each state to determine for themselves, and as the midterms approach, students across the political spectrum at UNCW are determined to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

Early voting period begins in North Carolina Election

Grace Lanham, Staff Writer October 30, 2022
The voting process in North Carolina has begun to ramp up as the state prepares for its eventful election season. State and local governments are encouraging all individuals to register and cast their ballots.
Former recon Marine swims at Wrightsville Beach to raise money for veterans struggling with addiction

Former recon Marine swims at Wrightsville Beach to raise money for veterans struggling with addiction

Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer April 30, 2022
With no wetsuit, Nelson completed the swim against 12 mph winds, an incoming tide and 66 F ocean water with a total time of seven hours and four minutes. Wetsuits not only serve as a tool to warm the body in cold water temperatures, but also add a small amount of buoyancy which can greatly assist in open water swimming. All of these factors on top of the great distance Nelson covered in the water is hard to fathom, but Nelson simply said, “A recon Marine would rather die than quit.”
The area around New Hanover library in downtown Wilmington is common place to see the magnitude of homelessness around the city.

Wilmington struggles to combat homelessness

Hannah Markov, Opinion Editor April 8, 2022
An ordinance was proposed in New Hanover County last month that aimed to deter homeless people from camping out on county property, including the Wilmington Public Library downtown. Sleeping would have been prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., and items left for more than two hours would be discarded. The ordinance initially included a $50 fine for violations, but this was soon removed. Violators of the ordinance could have been removed by law enforcement and prosecuted for trespassing, although government officials did state that this would be used as a “last resort.”
Sunset View of Washington, DC.

U.S. House race back on track in North Carolina after redistricting crisis

Kiley Woods, Photography Editor March 22, 2022
This year's midterm election carries uneasiness and uncertainty for future control in the House of Representatives. All 435 House seats are open for this year’s election, with each party seeking the needed 218 seats to gain a House majority. Recent redistricting controversies in the state have complicated the election even more.
Town Hall in Downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington’s city council discusses ratification of the ERA in North Carolina

Abigail Celoria, Assistant Culture Editor January 28, 2022
On Jan. 18, the Wilmington City Council unanimously passed the resolution calling for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment with seven “yea” votes from Mayor Pro Tem Magaret Haynes, Mayor Bill Saffo, and Councilmembers Charlie Rivenbark, Clifford Barnett, Kevin Spears, Luke Waddell and Neil Anderson. The city’s resolution is part of a growing movement across North Carolina petitioning the General Assembly to ratify the amendment. This proposed amendment to the Constitution would become the 28th if ratified and calls for the legal guarantee of equal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. Almost 50 years since its first proposal to state legislatures in 1972, it is again receiving attention as states appeal for Congress to remove the initial ratification deadline.
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