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An offshore wind farm.
Wilmington could see more offshore wind farms after recent executive order
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • June 10, 2021
The order lays out targets for electricity production through offshore wind farms, calling for 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy (approximately enough to power 2 million homes for a year) produced yearly by 2030, rising to eight gigawatts by 2040.
The Apple logo on a store in New York.
How will Apple’s North Carolina campus impact Wilmington?
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • May 17, 2021

Near the end of April, it was announced that Apple will begin construction of a campus located on the Raleigh side of Research Triangle Park....

A look across the UNCW pond.
Governor Cooper lifts mandates capacity limits, physical distancing and mask wearing
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • May 14, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Friday that North Carolina is lifting coronavirus (COVID-19) mandates on capacity limitations, physical distancing...

The fountain in downtown Wilmington.
Wilmington City Council gives more time for redesign of WAVE Transit, anticipates great year for film production
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • May 7, 2021

During this week's City Council meeting, members passed a resolution recommending the delay of the WAVE transportation redesign, and heard updates...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.
North Carolina bill targets trans youth in sports
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • May 6, 2021

House Bill 358, also called the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” which is making its way through the North Carolina House of Representatives,...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.
North Carolina gains one new house seat
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • May 6, 2021
This additional seat will bring the total of North Carolina’s congressional districts to 14. Currently, North Carolina's representation in the House is held by eight Republicans and five Democrats. As of yet, there is not any indication on where the 14th district will be located, and that will be determined once the state legislature redraws the district lines.
Cooper lifts outdoor mask requirements
Cooper lifts outdoor mask requirements
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • April 29, 2021
During a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Roy Cooper outlined the states latest coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and plans for the summer. The ease of current restrictions are set to start on April 30 at 5 p.m., and expire on June 1. 
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Wilmington City Council aims for 100% clean energy by 2050
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 22, 2021
These goals arose from recommendations made by the previously established Clean Energy Task Force, which was brought together last year to explore options that the city can take in furthering clean energy policy in the future. 
Doctors working with test tubes.

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Plant-based COVID-19 vaccine trial process underway in Wilmington
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 22, 2021
The vaccine is set to undergo trials from TMA and in conjunction with Drs. Bart Williams and Will Jones of Wrightsville Family Practice, utilizing particles from plants that have a similar structure to that of the coronavirus.
Center for Healthy Communities.
UNCW receives funding for community COVID-19 virus relief
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • April 21, 2021

UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) center for healthy communities recently received a $330,000 grant to help vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus...

A proposal that would legalize marijuana in Mexico has hit a snag in the Senate, casting its future in doubt.
North Carolina could be the next state to legalize cannabis
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 12, 2021
This recent slate of cannabis legislation comes off the back of neighboring Virginia, which passed a bill for the substance's legalization to begin in July. 37 other states have already passed laws to legalize cannabis for medicinal use, with 15 states having legalized the substance for recreational purposes.
Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.
North Carolina Senate proposes bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • April 9, 2021
As of April 7, the bill had been filed, passed first reading and referred to the Committee on Roles and Operations of the Senate. If passed, this bill would go into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, and would apply to sales made on or after this date. 
A Nissan Leaf electric car is charged at the City of Palo Alto EV charging station in the public garage in Palo Alto, California.
Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Market Street parking deck
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 8, 2021
The charging stations will be located on the ground floor Market Street parking deck in the heart of downtown and will be available for free use at the time of installation.
A doctor administers the vaccine.
All North Carolinians eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 8, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced this week that on April 7, the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine eligibility will open up to group 5 in North Carolina....

The battleship at sunset.
Shooting at Wilmington house party leaves 3 dead, 4 injured
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 5, 2021

On April 3, gunfire broke out at a Wilmington house party just after midnight Saturday morning with 3 dead and 4 injured in the aftermath. The...

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