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Alliance for Cape Fear Trees helps to enhance Wilmington’s Urban Forest

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer October 18, 2020
Paired with UNCW’s beautiful campus and the views of the Cape Fear River downtown, Wilmington, in particular, is considered one of the prettiest towns in North Carolina. You might not think of Wilmington’s trees when you think of conservation in this area, but the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is changing that. 
Main stage of Thalian Hall

Thalian Hall to reopen as a movie theater

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 15, 2020
Along with traditional multiplexes, Thalian Hall closed their theater in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the implication of Phase 3 in North Carolina, Thalian Hall has made the decision to relaunch Cinematique, a screening of artistic and international films, complete with necessary safety precautions.

The Azalea Belles: Southern charm or troublesome tradition?

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2020
“I didn’t think critically about what racist and classist tropes the whole event perpetuated because I had room for disconnection afforded to me by my skin color,” she wrote. She also wrote that “toying with the idea of participating in a festival that celebrates such an era is a perverse privilege.”
'Black Lives Do Matter' mural installed as Wilmington and UNCW reconcile with race

‘Black Lives Do Matter’ mural installed as Wilmington and UNCW reconcile with race

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020
Following heated debates throughout the summer, the Wilmington City Council approved a “Black Lives Matter” mural on August 19. On Sunday, September 27, the mural was installed around Third Street and Jervay Place. The painted letters spell out “Black Lives Do Matter,” followed by a road-sign inspired diamond that reads, “End Racism Now.” Each letter was painted by a local artist, and the mural is set to stay up for one year. 
Let's talk about the Coup of 1898

Let’s talk about the Coup of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 15, 2020
The subject of the Coup, and the idea of possible reparations to the descendants of its victims, is long overdue for discussion. On September 15 at 6 PM, you can join a live Zoom panel discussion with the creator of “Wilmington Fire” and other members of Wilmington’s community. 
UNCW hosts a viewing of

UNCW hosts a viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary on the Massacre of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor September 13, 2020

Five minutes to 7:00 pm, cars were lined up outside the Sarah Kenan Auditorium at UNCW on September 11—a full hour early to a drive-in viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”, a documentary about The Massacre...

Maria and the Von Trapp family. (l-r, b-f)  Liesl (Jordan Davis), Captain Von Trapp (Zach Hanner), Maria (Elizabeth Stovall), Friedrich (Jakob Gruntfest), Kurt (Salder Selby), Louisa (Baylee Allen), Brigitta (Braelyn Sudduth), Marta (Piper Holmes), Gretl (Katie Grace Marinos) pose in for a photo in preparation for their performance of

‘The Sound of Music’ prepares for second weekend at Wilmington’s Thalian Hall

Emily Andsager, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

A classic such as “The Sound of Music” is never viewed lightly, but there was no doubt how incredible director Ray Kennedy’s rendition was last Thursday at Thalian Hall. Kennedy, the director...

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...

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Halloween events in Wilmington and UNCW

Brenna Flanagan , Lifestyles Editor October 25, 2019

Looking for something to do this Halloween? The Seahawk has rounded up a variety of annual and new events on UNC Wilmington's campus and in the Wilmington community for you to make the most out of 2019...

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Best features of Wilmington coffee shops

Samantha Dickerson , Lifestyles Editor March 10, 2019

Although many people have been to at least one coffee shop in Wilmington, they may not stop to think about what makes some of the shops special from others. What differentiates a good coffee shop from...

UNCW wins first place in UP AND UP Festival competition

UNCW wins first place in UP AND UP Festival competition

Logan Sasser, Contributing Writer March 1, 2019

UNC Wilmington has come in first place in the UP AND UP Festival competition, which means SLUSHII will be performing in Wilmington. The festival is will be held on April 17 at Pier 33 at Port City Marina....

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Where to make plans for February fun

Samantha Dickerson , Lifestyles Editor February 13, 2019
Even though Valentine’s Day is generally considered to be celebrated by couples, many single people decide to celebrate other relationships in their live as well around this holiday. To make a date or an outing easier to plan, The Seahawk has compiled a list of ideas specifically for the Wilmington area that would work for any amount of people in any situation in February.
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