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Early voting locations in Wilmington, N.C.

Casey McAnarney and Malia Benison

October 25, 2016

Though election day is not for another few weeks, early voting is underway in North Carolina, and the city of Wilmington has offered a few locations that are open for early voters to visit starting Oct. 20 until Nov. 5. Early voting shuttles will be offered on campus for UNC Wilmington students to ut...

Bill Clinton to make an appearance in Wilmington

Hannah Williams, News Editor

October 23, 2016

Bill Clinton is scheduled to make an appearance in Wilmington on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, on Wednesday, sources confirm. A time has not been set, but Andrew Barnhill, a Wilmington native campaigning for incumbent Michael Lee's seat in the Nort...

Studies show voter fraud at less than 1 percent, voter ID law struck down

Lucy O'Brien | Staff Writer

October 22, 2016

Voter fraud in North Carolina has caused widespread controversy along with the voter ID laws that were recently struck down by both the District and Supreme Courts.The North Carolina legislature passed new requirements for photo ID in 2013, citing rampant voter fraud in the state and in the nation as ...

Figure out where you stand on the 2016 candidates with isidewith.com

Elizabeth Heglar | Lifestyles Editor | @ElizabethHeglar

October 13, 2016

2016 has been a year filled with political advertisements and speeches: it’s an election year. Many abled voters are on the fence about each parties candidate and are struggling to decide whom to vote for. Lucky for them, the website isidewith.com exists.Isidewith.com is a website dedicated to helpin...

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory’s legacy

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to the media Monday, May 9, 2016. He was announcing he has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to determine that the controversial House Bill 2 is not illegally discriminatory. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Malia Benison | Assistant News Editor

October 10, 2016

Holding office since 2013, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has decided North Carolina’s government is still in need of his presence and is running for reelection this voting season against his opponent, Roy Cooper (D).McCrory, who has gained much national attention for many controversial North Carolina laws passed under h...

U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross appeals to women and families of Cape Fear

Hannah L. Williams | Contributing Writer

September 27, 2016

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Deborah Ross, visited Wilmington to speak about her plans to help women and families in North Carolina. The event was held downtown at the Hannah S. Block Community Center in their dance studio: an intimate setting for attendees to get to know ...

District 9 North Carolina Senate race comes to campus

A recent political rally congregated on Halifax Mall behind the North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016. Andrew Barnhill seeks to unseat incumbent Michael Lee as they both run for North Carolina State Senate, located inside this building. 

Meredith Hoffman | Staff Writer

September 11, 2016

Democrat Andrew Barnhill and Republican incumbent Michael Lee are both running campaigns for State Senate in North Carolina’s Ninth district. While a State Senate race may not be the top priority on many college students’ radar, the Barnhill campaign has brought the race front and center to UNC Wil...

McCrory, DOJ respond to HB2 controversy with lawsuit fast draw

Hannah Williams, News Editor

May 11, 2016

In actions that added complexity to North Carolina’s increasingly controversial House Bill 2, North Carolina officials and the Department of Justice filed lawsuits against each other based on their interpretations of the U.S. Civil Rights Act and House Bill 2. Among other things, North Carolina...

Gov. Pat McCrory met with tough questions on “Meet the Press”

Casey McAnarney, News Editor

April 21, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last Sunday to defend North Carolina’s law on LGBT rights, and said the issue over the bill warrants more dialogue instead of vexed rhetoric. The new law, titled House Bill 2, institutes a policy of nondiscrimination in the workplace. Howeve...

HB 2 threatens upward trend of film activity in Wilmington

Hannah Williams, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2016

Turner Television Network and A&E Network are adding their names to the ever growing list of businesses planning to close up shop in North Carolina following the passage of NC’s highly controversial House Bill 2. Their decision could have a highly adverse effect on the film industry of W...

UNCW students stage bathroom sit-in along with other UNC system schools

UNCW student protesters hold up homemade signs at the UNC system-wide bathroom sit-in against controversial House Bill 2.

Noah Thomas | Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2016

For a second straight week, the UNC Wilmington community staged a protest to voice its discontent with North Carolina’s newly enacted, controversial House Bill 2, but this time they took the protesting straight to fellow students.Across the UNC system, students staged bathroom sit-ins on campus Frid...

McCrory’s “bathroom bill” receives local opposition from families

Members of the Wilmington community rally in opposition to House Bill 2, a new law in North Carolina, passed last week. 

Casey Auch | Layout Editor

April 7, 2016

Wilmington locals and community members gathered at the busy intersection of South College Road and Oleander Drive on Friday evening, in defiance of North Carolina’s recent passing of House Bill 2. Governor Pat McCrory and proponents of the law believe it stops “the breach of basic privacy and eti...

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