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Guide to the Midterm Elections

Guide to the Midterm Elections

Brenna Flanagan, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

It’s that time of year again – election season. For those of you who are discouraged or confused about voting because you’re afraid you’re not informed enough, The Seahawk has you covered. In this article, you will find information on federal, state and local candidates, plus proposed amendmen...

Early voting gets underway in New Hanover County

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz greets volunteers outside the Hollywood Branch Library before early voting on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Wasserman Schultz, whose staff received a suspected mail bomb, said she was hopeful law enforcement would

Tyler Newman and Hannah Bonet

October 28, 2018

Beginning Oct. 17, early voting commenced in North Carolina, for those who sought to vote early in their respective counties. In New Hanover County, one-stop voting was held at multiple locations throughout the county, including at the New Hanover County Government Center. Candidates stood outside...

UNC President Margaret Spellings reportedly stepping down

UNC President Margaret Spellings.
Photo: UNC System

Tyler Newman, News Editor

October 25, 2018

Margaret Spellings, current president of the University of North Carolina system, is reportedly leaving the university system, according to a report from the News & Observer. Reported on Oct. 25, the news came after three sources, one of whom had direct knowledge of the situation, informed the...

Waccamaw Siouan Tribe holds 48th annual Pow Wow

Members of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe dance for the audience at the 48th Annual Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow in Bolton, North Carolina, on Oct. 18, 2018.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

October 20, 2018

The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe, residing primarily in southeastern North Carolina, kicked off their 48thannual Pow Wow on Friday, with their goal of “celebrating culture and tradition” in focus. One of the eight recognized Native American tribes in the state, the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe has an ancestr...

Hurricane Florence: What’s next?

Hurricane Florence: What's next?

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

October 6, 2018

As the old adage goes, “when it rains it pours," and pour Hurricane Florence did as days of torrential rain flooded much of the Carolina coast from Sept. 13 through Sept. 17. Monday, Sept. 10 in Wilmington, N.C. seemed like any other day; the late summer air was humid and hot and the sun was shining...

Tentative reopening set for UNCW; Wilmington updates

UNCW vehicles blocking the front of campus which is still closed.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

September 21, 2018

On Friday, Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli sent an email to UNC Wilmington students via the Office of University Relations regarding the timeline of UNCW’s reopening. According to Sartarelli, the “tentative timeline” allows for faculty and staff to voluntarily return to campus as early as Wednesday,...

We Wilm Rebuild: UNCW student-led project gains traction, makes difference for Florence victims

Supplies and donations gathered through the efforts of We Wilm Rebuild, a Hurricane Florence relief project started by UNCW students.

Skylar Chadwick, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Cape Fear area last Friday, Sept. 14. Heavy winds and rain from the storm devastated Wilmington and surrounding areas. Many homes and businesses were flooded or blown apart. Forcing some to evacuate while others went days without power, water or food. However,...

Gallery: Damage, destruction by Hurricane Florence felt throughout Wilmington

The Sonic Drive-In on Market Street suffered damage from fallen trees in the form of a collapsed canopy from Hurricane Florence.

September 21, 2018

Through the weekend of Sept. 13-16, Hurricane Florence set records in the Wilmington area for maximum wind gusts and rain, becoming the worst storm the city has seen since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The Seahawk is asking for photo submissions from its readers in both the Wilmington area and througho...

AREA UPDATE: UNCW a ‘massive construction zone,’ routes into Wilmington still impassible

The Sonic Drive-In on Market Street suffered damage from fallen trees in the form of a collapsed canopy from Hurricane Florence.

Tyler Newman and Meredith Hoffman

September 20, 2018

The following is an update and assessment of the effects of Hurricane Florence on UNC Wilmington, the surrounding area and eastern North Carolina. Wilmington remains “an island” Nearly a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, the city of Wilmington is still effec...

How to become involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts

How to become involved in Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Kyle Kissinger, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement has assembled a list of local, regional and national organizations that are assisting in relief efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The following are some volunteer opportunities that have been pulled from UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement’s...

AREA UPDATE: UNCW closed, flooding and road closures

In the area of downtown Wilmington near 4th and Dock Street, fallen trees and damaged power lines were brought as a result of high winds and rain brought by Hurricane Florence.

Meredith Hoffman, Tyler Newman, and Noah Thomas

September 17, 2018

The following is an update and assessment of the effects of Hurricane Florence on UNC Wilmington, the surrounding area and eastern North Carolina. Campus In the wake of punishing winds and devastating flooding from Hurricane Florence, UNC Wilmington announced Monday that it would not reopen durin...

Possible attempted abduction of student occurs near UNCW

The intersection of Wood Dale and Pine Needle Drive, where many students reside, was the site of a recent reported abduction attempt

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 31, UNC Wilmington police reported a possible attempted abduction incident occurring along Wood Dale Drive, in the neighborhood just south of UNCW’s campus. At approximately 8:55 a.m., it was reported to police that a female student was walking towards campus when a black...

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