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Gov. Cooper requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two

Coronavirus update: requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

June 25, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — It looks like face masks and social distancing restrictions are here to stay, for the time being. This past Wednesday, NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would be extending the current COVID-19 Phase Two restrictions and adding a mandatory rule for face masks in public. Thi...

Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening

Coronavirus update graphic: Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, photo by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — As the world continues to grow weary of the personal and economic toll of COVID-19 precautions, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proceeds with his multi-part phased plan to gradually reopen the NC economy. Phase Two is set to begin tomorrow, May 22 at 5 p.m. Given developments in C...

Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid ‘Reopen N.C.’ protests

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid 'Reopen N.C.' protests. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, picture by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Social distancing is set to continue for residents of North Carolina. On April 23, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was extending the current stay-at-home order previously issued that began on March 30. The previous stay-at-home order was set to expire today, April 29. However, as the...

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

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

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 last Friday afternoon. The stay-at-home order continues to enforce many current efforts to reduce the spread of CO...

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally in Wilmington

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.

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 crowd of supporters, naysayers and political neutrals alike. “I am running a campaign for change,...

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

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

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 move continues efforts by N.C. government officials to discourage gatherings of more than 100 people, wh...

New traffic pattern improves dangerous intersection near UNCW

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

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 from making any left turns. On College Acres Drive, continuing straight is also banned. Additionally...

Coronavirus: fact and fiction

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)

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 the United States as of last week. Fortunately, the American patients are in good condition and have...

AIDS Memorial Quilt visits Wilmington

AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Randall Library on December 10.

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. 15. The quilt was brought by the Frank Harr and The NAMES Project. Over 30 panels of the quilt were...

Cookout-owned TacoRoos to open soon near campus

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

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 establishment but was renovated over the course of 2019. The restaurant’s exterior sports...

WAVE transit defunding will not affect UNCW shuttles

WAVE Transit logo on UNCW campus shuttle.

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 have definite repercussions for those who depend on WAVE to regularly commute, this cut in funding...

New highway historical marker commemorates 1898 Wilmington coup

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

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 which a mob of roughly 2,000 marched about Wilmington and set ablaze many buildings, including Free...

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