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President-elect Joe Biden delivers his victory speech after defeating Donald Trump in the presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
OPINION: A Biden presidency will heal the nation
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • November 21, 2020
However, indirectly or otherwise, a Biden presidency may in fact be the catalyst for real change that many people desire and his creed to heal the “soul of our nation” could very well be a more prophetic statement than once believed. Mr. Biden's most advantageous asset may well be his very presence.
Business closed due to COVID-19 shutdown. Photo by Andrew Winkler
OPINION: America cannot afford another shutdown
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • November 17, 2020
Regardless of the success of this or any other stimulus plan, no amount of free money can compensate for the severe fallout of home confinement. The “thin bandage” of the stimulus, writes the National Review, would be unable to prevent the economy’s partial recovery from bleeding out.
Wells Fargo location in New York City boarded up in preparation for post-election violence. Photo by Jack Cohen
OPINION: Post-election violence solves nothing
Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer • November 9, 2020
We are experiencing an extremely delicate period in our country. Resorting to violence against one another is not going to solve any of the underlying issues this country is facing. The best thing that we can do is to learn how to work together again. 
46th President-elect Joe Biden addressing the nation on Nov 6 ahead of his win.
Joe Biden elected as 46th president of United States
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • November 9, 2020
After an unprecedented election week and a swarm of conflict and inevitable lawsuits, Former Vice-President Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the President-Elect and the eventual 46 President of the United States.  
The riverwalk along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.
New Hanover County 2020 election results
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted.
The North Carolina State Capitol building, where these bills discussed by Judge JH Corpening were deliberated over by NC officials.
NC 2020 election results
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted. According to reports from WECT, local boards of elections are set to meet between Nov. 10 and 13 to approve the remaining provisional and absentee ballots. Official election results are expected to be reported following those meetings. 
Coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Photo by Clay Banks
OPINION: The polls have betrayed us once again
Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer • November 7, 2020
The polls do not consistently reflect the thoughts of the average American. Getting a representative sample of the American public is an extremely daunting task, and it often does not fully align with demographic breakdowns.
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OPINION: It's time for the US to decriminalize drugs
Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor • November 7, 2020
The rest of the US needs to follow in Oregon’s progressive footsteps in order to benefit the wellbeing of our nation. The national decriminalization of drugs would reduce mass incarceration and institutionalized racism. On a national level, this change would be a monumental step towards equality and autonomy for all.
Close-up image of the American flag. Photo by Luke Michael
OPINION: Trump isn't the only serious threat to American democracy
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • November 2, 2020
The US’ two-party system and resultant hyper-partisanship are, besides COVID-19, the greatest threats to the freedom of its citizenry. The country’s high-stakes, all-or-nothing elections force voters to choose between the lesser of two evil candidates rather than several promising ones.
Jenna Wadsworth is the democratic candidate running for NC Commissioner of Agriculture.
Meet the candidates: Jenna Wadsworth
Gia Lash, Contributing Writer • October 26, 2020

Jenna Wadsworth is the Democratic candidate running for the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. She grew up on a farm in Johnston County,...

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump, shown in a reflection, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
Biden and Trump face off in final debate
Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer • October 26, 2020
The final presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on Oct. 23, just twelve days before the election. The second debate, in what was supposed to be a series of three, was held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 
American election mail envelopes
New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
this guide is intended to give you a better glimpse not only at who you are voting for, but what they are running for. 
American election mail envelope with face mask
New Hanover voter guide 2020: State offices
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
Not only do local candidates have the greatest control over the facets of life that reach their citizens, but they are also more closely linked and beholden to their constituents.
American election mail envelope with pen
New Hanover Voter Guide 2020: Federal offices
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • October 25, 2020
Once again, America has reached that hallowed event voters hold both sacred in their hearts and yet seem to dread all the same. One roadblock many Americans face when picking their candidates are not only deciding who to pick but deciphering what position they are running for in the first place. Positions that may read as trivial or, frankly, boring, have potentially the greatest effect on citizens.
Doctor holding mask and stethoscope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani
OPINION: We must prepare for the next pandemic now
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • October 22, 2020
The US is facing its worst health crisis in more than 100 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic and social disruption this year, with no end in sight. Eight million Americans have fallen ill with the virus, and 220,000 of them did not make it. This means the US has the highest numbers of any nation. And yet cases are still soaring; in fact, they are on track to hit a third peak. Scientists are warning that this peak may be the largest of them all, especially as winter weather will force huge swaths of the country indoors and several holidays loom.

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