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Early voting gets underway in New Hanover County

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...

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.

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

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...

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....

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...

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

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

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...

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

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....

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

Offshore oil drilling expansion impacts local Wilmington community

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...

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

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

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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)

The enduring effects of HB2 on North Carolina’s economy

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...

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