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Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor March 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — State and local authorities continue efforts to slow the exponential spread of COVID-19. One such effort was an official stay-at-home order announced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper...

Michael Bloomberg, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, speaks to supporters and attendees at a campaign rally the Saturday before Super Tuesday on March 3 at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington.

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally in Wilmington

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer March 20, 2020

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign may be dead and gone, but for a brief moment on the Saturday before Super Tuesday the Democratic candidate held a rally at E. A. Laney High School, drawing a...

Coronavirus Update: Dining out ban, university updates, and COVID-19 in new Hanover County. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Dining out ban, university updates and COVID-19 in New Hanover

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor March 19, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all restaurants and bars in N.C. to close to dine-in guests, though delivery and take-out options are still allowed. This...

The new traffic pattern at Racine Drive and College Acres Drive.

New traffic pattern improves dangerous intersection near UNCW

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

The city of Wilmington has worked to improve a congested and crash-prone intersection near the UNC Wilmington campus. A set of yellow pillars has been installed along Racine Drive, preventing motorists...

Medical team members prepare to check in at Hohhot Baita International Airport before leaving for Hubei Province in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The seventh batch of medical workers from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Hubei Province departed Tuesday to help the novel coronavirus control efforts there. (Liu Lei/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Coronavirus: fact and fiction

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 21, 2020

The novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China, has claimed more than 1,000 lives and sickened more than 43,000 others. One fatality, as well as 393 infections, have occurred outside of China, including 13 in...

AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Randall Library on December 10.

AIDS Memorial Quilt visits Wilmington

Kassie Bild, Staff Writer January 13, 2020

The cross-country journey of the AIDS Memorial Quilt made a stop at UNC Wilmington and the surrounding area. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was in Wilmington starting Nov. 30 and was in the area till Dec....

TacoRoos location at S College and College Acres, pictured as of 23 November 2019.

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 23, 2019

TacoRoos, a taco restaurant owned by the burger chain CookOut, is set to soon open on the corner of College Road and College Acres Drive. The building was vacant following the closure of a former Hardee’s...

WAVE Transit logo on UNCW campus shuttle.

WAVE transit defunding will not affect UNCW shuttles

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer November 19, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 21, New Hanover County announced its decision to cease funding WAVE Transit, the public transportation service for Wilmington, NC, beginning on July 1, 2021. Although this decision will...

Th highway historical marker commemorating the 1898 coup, located on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Street.

New highway historical marker commemorates 1898 Wilmington coup

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

A new roadside historical plaque that has been in the works for almost two years was finally unveiled on Market Street between 4th and 5th streets on Friday, Nov. 8. It commemorates the massacre in...

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor October 10, 2019

Along with millions of protesters across the world who poured out into their cities and streets for the Global Week for Future protests, UNC Wilmington and the Wilmington community alike marched, fought,...

Caroline Morin-Gage (left), Ashley Powell (center), and Babette Boyd (right) pose for a photo after lecturing about the cash-bail system in the U.S.

Presentation educates perils of cash-bail system

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer October 8, 2019

A presentation about the pitfalls of the U.S.’ cash-bail system for arrested persons was given to the public Thursday evening in UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater. A panel of three, including attorney...

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture courtesy of Lee Pridgen.

Florence: one year later, humanity

William Becker and Spencer Boring October 5, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect...

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