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House Bill 2 could have huge implications for NC; UNCW students stage silent protest

Casey McAnarney | News Editor

March 31, 2016

A recent House bill passed by North Carolina's legislative body has left students and citizens frustrated with their government, so much so that UNC Wilmington students staged a silent protest the Monday following the passing of the controversial bill.The bill, known as House Bill 2, is being labeled a...

America’s response to controversial House Bill 2

A screen capture of a tweet from a trans North Carolinian in response to controversial House Bill 2.

Helen Rogalski, Managing Editor

March 31, 2016

The passing of House Bill 2 in North Carolina has sparked a large discussion both state and nationwide in regards to how the law now forces people to only use the public restrooms that match the gender shown on their birth certificate. Someone who identifies as a male but was born female is no...

Trump Supporter Gets Violent at NC Rally

Malia Benison | Contributing Writer

March 24, 2016

Donald Trump, the front-runner of the Republican Party, held a rally in Fayetteville, NC March 8 as a boost for his campaign. A home to many active duty military stationed at Fort Bragg, Trump is the first presidential candidate to come to the Fayetteville region.Speaking in the Crown Coliseum, an event are...

NC primary results: Clinton and Trump win big; Connect NC Bond passes

Casey McAnarney | News Editor

March 16, 2016

UNC Wilmington students and North Carolinians alike ventured out to the polls for the NC Primary yesterday, and the results are now in.In the presidential race, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary while Donald Trump won the Republican vote.Based on information from WUNC News, with 95 percent ...

McCrory speaks at UNCW about Connect NC bond, impact on Wilmington community

Robert Manion | Contributing Writer

March 10, 2016

NC Gov. Pat McCrory spoke at a meeting held on UNC Wilmington's campus this past Wednesday, March 9 while students were on spring break to promote the two billion dollar Connect NC public improvement bond that will be listed on ballots during the March 15 primary election.Of the $980 million that is sla...

UNCW Student Government Association makes motions to oppose NC Senate bill

Casey McAnarney | News Editor

March 3, 2016

In a resolution entitled ‘An Act of Student Opposition to North Carolina House Bill 589,’ UNC Wilmington’s Student Government Association voiced the opinion of the organization and the campus as a whole by stating that the Voter Information Verification Act of 2013, which went into effect this ...

“Vote yes to invest” with new Connect NC bond? You will decide.

An artists rendering of what the university plans for the building to look like.

Hannah Williams, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2016

When North Carolinians go to vote in the March 15 primary election, they will notice a little box titled “Referendum, Connect NC: Public Improvement Bond” at the bottom of their ballot after the names of candidates for various offices. Boasting the catchphrase “Vote yes to invest,” Connect...

NC ban on same-sex marriage struck down

Joe Lowe | News Editor

October 11, 2014

Gay marriage is now legal in 29 states including North Carolina.Two years ago, North Carolina approved Amendment One, a constitutional amendment slamming the door shut on same-sex marriage for the state. But just days after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in Wyoming, Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma...

Supreme Court takes steps toward same-sex marriage in NC

Miriam Himes | Contributing Writer

October 10, 2014

On Oct. 6th, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in five states: Wyoming, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.The refusal to review the marriages of seven couples in five different states led to the immediate legalization of same-sex marriage in a variety of states across America.  Same...

County officials spur local protests and national scrutiny over contraception vote

By Samuel Wilson | Staff Writer

March 18, 2012

In the realm of local politics, we often think in terms of more nuanced and less polarizing issues than those we hear discussed on nationally syndicated talk shows and throughout the halls of Capitol Hill.  Lately, not so much. Last Monday, the all-male New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimou...

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