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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.
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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.
Democratic N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

Roy Cooper and Dan Forest face off in election debate

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer October 18, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took center stage during the 2020 NC governor debate. Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest faced off this past Wednesday, just one night before the dueling but...

From left, Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), speak during a committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for COVID-19

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor October 4, 2020
Following a weekend with announcements of several politicians, including President Donald Trump, testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) N.C. republican Senator Thom Tillis is the latest to receive a positive test result.  
President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

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

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...

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

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

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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OPINION: Staying informed this election is important

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...

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]

North Carolina absentee mail-in voting guide

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...

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.

Michael Bloomberg hosted pre-super tuesday campaign rally 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...

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.

Presentation educates perils of cash-bail system

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...

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...

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...

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