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UNC System workers rally against COVID-19 concerns

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...

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)

The commonality of racial injustice

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....

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

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

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

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

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.
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.

UNC-Chapel Hill shifts to remote instruction

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.
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]

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

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...

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

Mike S. Adams’ death ruled a suicide

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

Former UNCW professor Mike S. Adams found dead in home

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...

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

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...

Coronavirus update: requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Gov. Cooper requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor June 25, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — It looks like face masks and social distancing restrictions are here to stay, for the time being. This past Wednesday, NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would be extending the...

Coronavirus update graphic: Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, photo by Caitlyn Dark.

Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor May 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — As the world continues to grow weary of the personal and economic toll of COVID-19 precautions, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proceeds with his multi-part phased plan to gradually...

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid 'Reopen N.C.' protests. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, picture by Caitlyn Dark.

Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid ‘Reopen N.C.’ protests

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor April 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Social distancing is set to continue for residents of North Carolina. On April 23, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was extending the current stay-at-home order previously...

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