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App. State SGA passes Climate Neutrality bill

Appalachian State students embrace after the school's student government passed a Climate Neutrality bill on March 13.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2019

Appalachian State University’s SGA signed a Climate Neutrality bill, which aims to reduce the university’s negative impact on the environment, such as the uses of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. The bill was signed on March 13 and will take full effect by 2025. The bill includes the establishment...

Wilmington continues to rebound from film incentive reductions


Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2019

Will Wilmington’s film industry continue to resurface this year? DC Universe’s “Swamp Thing,” a superhero show based on the eponymous monster, started filming in Wilmington in 2018 and is expected to wrap by the end of the year. “Swamp Thing” has already provided work for many North...

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. Doors will open at 6pm. Despite the campus-wide promotion of the event, many students are still unsure...

Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad to be held in Trask on Saturday

Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad to be held in Trask on Saturday

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019

The North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) will hold the annual Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad contest on UNC Wilmington’s campus in Trask Coliseum on Saturday. NCSO is a national organization aimed at middle and high school students interested in STEM. The event consists of middle and high...

Wilmington Theatre Awards give nods to UNCW alums, faculty

A scene from William Shakespeare's

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019

Students, faculty, and staff from UNC Wilmington's Department of Theatre were nominated for Wilmington Theatre Awards for their work onset of many local plays, such as “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” a Shakespearean comedy involving gender-bending and a twisted love triangle. Nominees include...

Grinders Caffe’ reopens at new location

The Grinders Caffe' recently opened at a new location on S. Kerr Ave.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Grinders Caffe’, known for its creative atmosphere and great coffee, has relocated and reopened within the vicinity of UNC Wilmington. The devastating damage to its previous location on Wrightsville Avenue forced the local coffee shop to find a new home. The original Grinders was one of the many...

Seahawk spotlight: Recent graduate uses newspaper skills at TV position

Maddie Driggers

Tyler Loher, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2019

UNCW has many opportunities for its students to apply the knowledge they have gained into real-world scenarios, giving them a glimpse of life in future opportunities outside the nest. Over the years, The Seahawk has prided itself in being a jumping-off point for students into the professional world. ...

Local alumni help conserve Masonboro Island through Tama Cafe

From left to right: Wells Struble, Kelly Struble, and Rocco Quaranto III -- the three founders of Tama Cafe. Each holds one of the three different flavors of sparkling green tea, partial proceeds of which are being donated to help preserve Masonboro Island.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Tama Cafe (formerly Tama Tea) is teaming up with in order to conserve Masonboro Island, a barrier island located to the southeast of Wilmington.’s website states that its mission is to “protect public access, promote responsible use and preserve the traditions of Masonboro...

Q&A: Editor at The Seahawk hired as producer for local news station

WWAY station in Leland, NC.

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

November 25, 2018

The Seahawk sat down with our very own Maddie Driggers, who has worked for our publication as a Contributing and Staff writer, Assistant Lifestyles’ Editor, and Lifestyles Editor. She is a senior set to graduate in December with a BA in English with a minor in Journalism. Driggers recently landed her...

New Hanover County midterm election results

New Hanover County midterm election results

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018

Tuesday, Nov. 6, marked the state and nationwide midterm elections. The New Hanover County - 7th Congressional District ballot contained federal, state, prosecutorial, county, judicial and nonpartisan offices to elect. In addition, the ballot included six individual amendments to the NC Constitution...

NC family suffering from hurricane starts GoFundMe

NC family suffering from hurricane starts GoFundMe

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Assistant Editor

November 2, 2018

The project began as a month-long effort, but because of the massive damage to the family’s home and inability to salvage anything except the foundation, they have expanded the fundraiser.

Wrightsville Beach favorite Causeway Cafe closing this weekend

The storefront of the Causeway Cafe, located in Wrightsville Beach. The restaurant, which opened in 1987, will close its doors on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Noah Thomas, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2018

After more than three decades of service to the people of Wilmington, Causeway Cafe will close this Sunday, Nov. 4 to coincide with the retirement of owner Dave Monaghan. The Wrightsville Beach restaurant first opened in 1987 and has been serving locals and out-of-towners ever since. Monaghan and...

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