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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...

El Cerro Grande is a popular restaurant in the Wilmington community and was one of the establishments that participated in the Day Without Immigrants protest.

Latino community divided over protest participation

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...

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

NC House Bills to know: Local judge speaks on campus

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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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...

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)

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory’s legacy

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...

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

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...

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. 

District 9 North Carolina Senate race comes to campus

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...

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