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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 UNCWs 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...

NC updates vaccine plan

NC updates vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 14, 2021

Alongside new guidance and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout plan. Once the state goes through...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces a stay at home order for the entire state starting Monday at 5 p.m. to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Cooper made the announcement during a briefing Friday, March 27, 2020 at the State of North Carolina Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

NC extends modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 7, 2021

In a briefing on Jan. 6, Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor, announced that the state will extend its current modified stay at home order. The order will go into effect on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. and remain...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis watches Seminole County resident Gloria Calderone receive the Moderna vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus during a press conference touting the expanded rollout of the state vaccination program, at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 in Longwood, Florida.

NC rolls out phased COVID-19 vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 5, 2021

With two coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines rolled out across the United States and several others nearing the final stages before emergency authorization, states like North Carolina have announced the order...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic committee members boycotted the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

NC Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsors bill making streaming pirated content a felony

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 2, 2021
Following its approval in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump signed the second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package into law on Dec. 27. In addition to providing COVID-19 relief to Americans, many other bills were written within the document. One includes making streaming pirated content a felony.
Starting Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. NC will move into a modified stay at home order.

NC moves into a modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 11, 2020

At a press conference on Dec. 8, North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper announced that starting Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. the state will move into a modified stay-at-home order. This order will remain in effect...

This image depicted a test tube rack that had been stocked with examples of various electronic cigarettes, referred to as e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, and vaping pens. These items would undergo testing inside a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory environment.

New Hanover County Commissioners approves ordinance limiting e-cigarette and combustible tobacco use in the county

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 2, 2020

On Nov. 16, the New Hanover County Commissioners met and discussed the use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco in the county. Tobacco Control Laws define combustible tobacco as “any combustible tobacco...

NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate

NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 28, 2020

While the U.S. continues to tackle and brace the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the colder winter months are nearing, North Carolina will remain in the “Safer at Home” Phase 3. On Nov. 23, North Carolina’s...

UNC System Racial Equity Task Force hosts key findings meeting

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 15, 2020

The UNC System Racial Equity Task Force, started this past summer under the system’s Board of Governors, was created in response to nationwide outrage against police brutality and to address the racial...

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