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Wilmington protestors ‘call BS’ during March for Our Lives Rally

Wilmington protestors ‘call BS’ during March for Our Lives Rally

Meredith Hoffman, Travis Stoker, and River Bondurant

March 24, 2018

Citizens of Wilmington participated in the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday, as more than 2,000 protestors marched along the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington and crowded around the Lennon Federal Courthouse. The Saturday afternoon crowd showed that age was of no importance as young and old marched...

Women’s March on Wilmington 2018 highlights array of issues, concerns

Hundreds gather at 2018 Women's March in Downtown Wilmington, NC

Helen Rogalski and Maddie Driggers

January 21, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, the Women’s March on Wilmington took place outside of Thalian Hall downtown. Local police on foot, horseback or in cars manned crowd control and blocked off part of 102 N. 3rd St. This particular event was organized in part by Women Organizing for Wilmington [WOW], ...

Offshore oil drilling expansion impacts local Wilmington community

A line of off-shore oil rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

January 17, 2018

A recent controversial measure proposed by the Trump administration is set to expand offshore oil drilling to the continental-shelf waters of both the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, which has spurred debate in Wilmington, and N.C. as a whole. In the United States, prior to Jan. 4 of 2018, there w...

Gov. Cooper’s ongoing battle with HB2 culminates in a settlement

Demonstrators call for the repeal of HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016.  (Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

On Oct. 18, Governor Roy Cooper announced a settlement of a federal lawsuit against House Bill 2, the controversial "bathroom bill" passed in North Carolina in March 2016. As a part of said deal, Gov. Cooper agreed to declare that “transgender people are not prevented from the use of public facilities...

Meet the candidates for the Wilmington City Council

Meet the candidates for the Wilmington City Council

Meredith Hoffman and Tyler Newman

November 1, 2017

The Wilmington City Council is locked in a tight race for office with nine candidates running for the three open seats, each of which holds a four-year term. Five of these candidates are first-time runners, two are running for the second time after a loss, and two are incumbent, indicating that at least...

State Republicans overrule veto by Gov. Cooper on GenX clean-up

State Republicans overrule veto by Gov. Cooper on GenX clean-up

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017

Republicans in the North Carolina legislature have overruled Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill on Thursday, Sept. 21, that North Carolina representatives formulated in response to the pollution of the Cape Fear River with the chemical GenX. Gov. Cooper referred to House Bill 56 as “cynical,” accordin...

Charlottesville and Confederate statues

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

Let’s be real here.  Conservative or not, it is not in your best interest to defend the actions of the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville last Friday and Saturday. Nor should you deny that these people are white supremacists.  Anybody who gathers in the streets with guns and tiki...

The enduring effects of HB2 on North Carolina’s economy

Demonstrators call for the repeal of HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016. The state marks the first anniversary the bill, widely criticized as anti-LGBT, which has cost North Carolinians jobs, money, performances and events, including this montha s NCAA basketball tournament. (Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Kyle Kissinger, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017

On March 27, after calculating data collected from public records and interviews, the Associated Press announced that North Carolina’s House Bill 2 has deprived the state an estimated $3.76 billion of revenue due to lost business. For the uninitiated, House Bill 2 (also dubbed as HB2 or the “bathroom...

Latino community divided over protest participation

El Cerro Grande is a popular restaurant in the Wilmington community and was one of the establishments that participated in the

Jack Bailey, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2017

Members of the Latino community in Wilmington, N.C. are polarized over participation by Hispanic business owners in last month’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest in Hugh MacRae Park. Businesses that remained open on the day of protest have drawn fire from the local Latino community collective...

NC House Bills to know: Local judge speaks on campus

The North Carolina State Capitol building, where these bills discussed by Judge JH Corpening were deliberated over by NC officials.

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

March 25, 2017

Ready to discuss some of the house bills and other news relating to NC District 5 as well as the entire state, New Hanover County NC District Court Chief Judge JH Corpening was invited to speak to students by the UNC Wilmington University Political Action Committee on March 22 at 7 p.m. in Leutze Ha...

Education, HB2 and leadership: Roy Cooper hopes to implement big plans

Samantha Durham | Assistant Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016

Roy Cooper, a North Carolina native and candidate for North Carolina’s governor, spoke with The Seahawk on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in regard to his campaign and ideas for the state’s future.Cooper states on his website and throughout his campaign that he has big plans for the North Carolina education s...

Pat McCrory’s birthday present: A full-page insult in a Raleigh newspaper

Kristen Burgess | Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016

Where most people expect to wake up to presents on their birthday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory woke up to an insulting advertisement instead. The display was placed in a full-page spread out of the Raleigh News & Observer the morning of his birthday.  The advertisement had only one image: ...

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