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Democratic candidate Jeff Jackson is running for U.S. Senate.
Here are North Carolina's candidates running for the Senate in 2022
Brenna Flanagan , Editor-in-Chief • July 15, 2021

Since incumbent Senator Richard Burr announced he would not seek re-election in 2022, many North Carolinians have expressed interest...

The Emmett Till statue is seen through protesters at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina demonstrating their anger over racial injustice on June 5, 2020.
Critical race theory and how it is affecting Wilmington
Andrew Lemon and Brenna Flanagan July 11, 2021

Over the past year, a new term has entered the political lexicon in the United States. Critical race theory, an theory in legal academia analyzing...

New Hanover for All’s Ashley Daniels speaks at a press conference Monday, calling on the district attorney to drop charges against three prominent protesters in Wilmington who are accused of vandalizing property.
OPINION: DA must explain and reduce charges on Wilmington protesters
Michael Friant, Contributing Writer • June 18, 2021
Although the DA’s office mysteriously dropped the charges, psychologically they won their case. This is because they made him an example of what they could do to future protesters. Any protesters familiar with his case will have second thoughts about whether to protest due to the simple fact that they might end up having to deal with legal consequences. Unfortunately, in many cases, these protesters will probably not protest in the future, which means David effectively silenced future demonstrations.
An offshore wind farm.
Wilmington could see more offshore wind farms after recent executive order
Andrew Lemon, Interim News Editor • June 10, 2021
The order lays out targets for electricity production through offshore wind farms, calling for 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy (approximately enough to power 2 million homes for a year) produced yearly by 2030, rising to eight gigawatts by 2040.
Plans for the construction on Military Cutoff Rd.
OPINION: Political leaders should use their power to accommodate for better transportation options
Michael Friant, Contributing Writer • June 3, 2021
With the current housing crisis in Wilmington, a leader of his stature should use his power to boost the welfare of all his constituents. Rep. Rouzer should not have used one of his earmark requests to secure funds for a road expansion. He should offer an alternative that would be more efficient for everyone involved.  
Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.
OPINION: Taxation of feminine hygiene products must stop
Trina Mclean, Contributing Writer • May 11, 2021

The North Carolina General Assembly is pushing for the legislation of an act to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax. The products...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina.
North Carolina gains one new house seat
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • May 6, 2021
This additional seat will bring the total of North Carolina’s congressional districts to 14. Currently, North Carolina's representation in the House is held by eight Republicans and five Democrats. As of yet, there is not any indication on where the 14th district will be located, and that will be determined once the state legislature redraws the district lines.
Cannabis plant in flowering stage.

Photo by Matthew Sichkaruk on Unsplash
OPINION: Legalizing cannabis just makes economic sense
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • April 22, 2021
While the moral arguments for and against cannabis legalization have been thoroughly played out and exhausted, the fiscal incentives and prerogative to legalize far outweigh any moral hesitations. North Carolina has taken the tax revenues from both alcohol and lottery ticket sales and financed public works projects and programs that make the best of potentially detrimental activities. 
A proposal that would legalize marijuana in Mexico has hit a snag in the Senate, casting its future in doubt.
North Carolina could be the next state to legalize cannabis
Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor • April 12, 2021
This recent slate of cannabis legislation comes off the back of neighboring Virginia, which passed a bill for the substance's legalization to begin in July. 37 other states have already passed laws to legalize cannabis for medicinal use, with 15 states having legalized the substance for recreational purposes.
Boxes of tampons are in a pharmacy in New York.
North Carolina Senate proposes bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • April 9, 2021
As of April 7, the bill had been filed, passed first reading and referred to the Committee on Roles and Operations of the Senate. If passed, this bill would go into effect on Oct. 1, 2021, and would apply to sales made on or after this date. 
India Richburg votes with her son Nash Waiters, 4, at the North Springs 2 voting location in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. "In and out in five minutes, tops," Richburg said, describing how long it took to vote.
OPINION: Can North Carolina Democrats become more competitive in future elections?
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • February 9, 2021

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has been considered an electoral “battleground” state: that is, a toss-up state that is not solidly...

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party
North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party
Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer • February 3, 2021

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), the Constitution Party and Green Party are no longer recognized political parties...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson
Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate
Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer • January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)
How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been...

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