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UNCW faculty and staff respond to insurrection at the Capitol

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 15, 2021

On Jan. 6, a violent mob descended upon and stormed the U.S. Capitol building in protest of Congress' confirmation of Joe Biden’s win of the 2020 Presidential election. Windows were smashed in, items...

NC updates vaccine plan

NC updates vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 14, 2021

Alongside new guidance and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout plan. Once the state goes through...

Members of the National Guard take a rest in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead.Lawmakers in the lower chamber are expected to vote for impeachment around 3:00 pm

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House votes to impeach Trump for the second time

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 13, 2021

On Jan. 13, a week after the insurrection at the Capitol, the House of Representatives met to vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Many members of Congress including top Democrats and Republicans...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announces a stay at home order for the entire state starting Monday at 5 p.m. to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Cooper made the announcement during a briefing Friday, March 27, 2020 at the State of North Carolina Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

NC extends modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 7, 2021

In a briefing on Jan. 6, Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor, announced that the state will extend its current modified stay at home order. The order will go into effect on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. and remain...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis watches Seminole County resident Gloria Calderone receive the Moderna vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus during a press conference touting the expanded rollout of the state vaccination program, at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 in Longwood, Florida.

NC rolls out phased COVID-19 vaccine plan

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 5, 2021

With two coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines rolled out across the United States and several others nearing the final stages before emergency authorization, states like North Carolina have announced the order...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic committee members boycotted the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

NC Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsors bill making streaming pirated content a felony

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 2, 2021
Following its approval in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump signed the second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package into law on Dec. 27. In addition to providing COVID-19 relief to Americans, many other bills were written within the document. One includes making streaming pirated content a felony.
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after signing an executive order following his remarks on his health care policies on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump's trip to North Carolina marks his fifth time in the state within the last 30 days.

Second COVID relief package passes

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 2, 2021
After several months of negotiations and delays due to a lack of bipartisanship between Democrats and Republicans, a second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package passed on Dec. 21. 
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UNCW Board of Trustees approves two fee-increase proposals for FY 2021-2022

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 15, 2020

On Dec. 11, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Board of Trustees (BOT) held a virtual special meeting call to discuss tuition and fee-increase proposals. The board heard recommendations regarding tuition, fees...

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli answering questions front of the new sculpture.

UNCW Board of Trustees announces full support of Chancellor Jose. V. Sartarelli

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 11, 2020

UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) Board of Trustees (BOT) recently met for a special meeting on Dec. 11 to discuss tuition and fee-increase proposals and following this portion of their meeting new business was...

Starting Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. NC will move into a modified stay at home order.

NC moves into a modified stay at home order

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 11, 2020

At a press conference on Dec. 8, North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper announced that starting Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. the state will move into a modified stay-at-home order. This order will remain in effect...

COVID testing site at UNCW.

UNCW provides more information regarding spring return COVID-19 testing

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 8, 2020

On Dec. 7, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) sent an email to all students, faculty and staff providing more details about the required coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for residential students returning in the spring.  UNCW...

This image depicted a test tube rack that had been stocked with examples of various electronic cigarettes, referred to as e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, and vaping pens. These items would undergo testing inside a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory environment.

New Hanover County Commissioners approves ordinance limiting e-cigarette and combustible tobacco use in the county

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 2, 2020

On Nov. 16, the New Hanover County Commissioners met and discussed the use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco in the county. Tobacco Control Laws define combustible tobacco as “any combustible tobacco...

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