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NextGen NC offers insight into President Trump’s visits to NC

President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to N.C. has sparked some discussions behind his intentions. With the 2020 presidential elections quickly approaching, Trump seems to be treading up new ideas on how to better his campaign strategies and win a swing stats such as N.C.   Progressive political organizatio...

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

NextGen N.C. is a progressive organization that focuses on registering young people to vote and turning them out to the polls in November.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 29, 2020

With the 2020 general election only two months away, organizations like NextGen North Carolina (an offshoot of national organization NextGen America) are helping to inform and guide young voters about the election and why they should vote.

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William Becker, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

During the 2018 midterm election, I was an election official and also worked at a democratic call center. The two jobs obviously stayed very separate, but needless to say, I was deeply involved.  Having been politically active ever since I am already deeply confused by all the information and mis...

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

Absentee voting manager Matt Kelly holds the ballot envelopes that will be used to mail ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus on July 29. The two-key system ensures no one political party will have access to ballots alone. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 17, 2020

Due to concerns about health and safety, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the polls this upcoming election season, more and more Americans are considering absentee mail-in voting.  A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that about 65% of Americans support absentee voting, espec...

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally in Wilmington

Michael Bloomberg, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, speaks to supporters and attendees at a campaign rally the Saturday before Super Tuesday on March 3 at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington.

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2020

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign may be dead and gone, but for a brief moment on the Saturday before Super Tuesday the Democratic candidate held a rally at E. A. Laney High School, drawing a crowd of supporters, naysayers and political neutrals alike. “I am running a campaign for change,...

Presentation educates perils of cash-bail system

Caroline Morin-Gage (left), Ashley Powell (center), and Babette Boyd (right) pose for a photo after lecturing about the cash-bail system in the U.S.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

A presentation about the pitfalls of the U.S.’ cash-bail system for arrested persons was given to the public Thursday evening in UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater. A panel of three, including attorney Caroline Morin-Gage, former addict Ashley Powell, and UNCW sociology and criminology professor...

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...

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...

Silenced Sam: UNC reacts to the fall of the Confederate monument

A protestor is led away by police as demonstrators cover the a Confederate statue known as Silent Sam with banners Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C. Demonstrators surrounded and obscured the statue with large banners before toppling it.

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

August 23, 2018

On Monday, Aug. 20 the 105-year history of the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina [UNC] Chapel Hill came to an end. Protestors numbering in the hundreds came out the night before classes started to protest the statue and its place of prominence on...

Hey General Assembly, where’s the funding?

Hey General Assembly, where's the funding?

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

June 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a sophomore at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiries may be ...

New Hanover County unveils new 2018-2019 fiscal budget

New Hanover County unveils new 2018-2019 fiscal budget

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

May 16, 2018

On June 4 residents of New Hanover County will have the opportunity to voice their opinions to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners on the newly recommended county budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The recommended budget was released to the public on May 3 and included a number of changes...

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