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Wilmington is named number one city in U.S. for opioid abuse

Paige Myers | Contributing Writer

August 21, 2016

Opioid abuse is a prominent and serious issue that has plagued the nation for over a century. Currently, drug related death rates rival the death toll caused by AIDS in the 1990s with over 27,000 lives taken each year. Castl...

$1,000 money drop at Beach Blast incites social media outrage, could lead to fines

Robert Manion | Staff Writer

August 19, 2016

In the midst of UNC Wilmington's Beach Blast, a back-to-school party held at Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 16 with an estimated 5,000 people in attendance, a red Robinson R44 four-person helicopter circled from the beach's ...

New student outlook is 20/20: A look at UNCW’s new class of 2020

Ava Hicks | Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

Every new class at any university will have its own identity, and as the University of North Carolina Wilmington looks ahead to its incoming freshmen – the class of 2020 – the class’s high academic achievement, among other q...

UNCW requires freshmen to live on campus to promote student retention, success

Robert Manion | Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

UNC Wilmington is requiring the majority of its largest freshman class in school history to live on campus this year with the hope of boosting its retention rate and ensuring student success.A little over 2,100 freshmen -- close to ...

The evolution of UNC Wilmington

Malia Benison | Assistant News Editor

August 18, 2016

The city of Wilmington first witnessed the beginning of UNC Wilmington around 1946, when a standard college center was established under the management of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Just a year later, a...

Court rules that controversial voter-ID law is discriminatory

Malia Benison | Assistant News Editor

August 1, 2016

North Carolina’s recent voter identification laws, set in place in 2016 and written in 2013, were just struck down by an appellate court. Deeming them to be discriminatory, the three-judge panel decided the bill was strategical...

DNC’s first day illustrates party’s deep divide

Hannah Williams, News Editor

July 26, 2016

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has not yet brought the party to unity like its leaders might have hoped. The DNC’s first day of caucuses, councils and speeches served to illustrate the divide that the ...

UNCW students abroad mourn killings in France

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

July 17, 2016

NICE, France- French officials identified a 31-year-old Tunisian man as the culprit of a 19-ton truck driven massacre on the French Riviera this past Friday. The truck drove straight through a crowd of civilians celebrating...

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