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President-elect Joe Biden delivers his victory speech after defeating Donald Trump in the presidential election on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

OPINION: A Biden presidency will heal the nation

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer November 21, 2020
However, indirectly or otherwise, a Biden presidency may in fact be the catalyst for real change that many people desire and his creed to heal the “soul of our nation” could very well be a more prophetic statement than once believed. Mr. Biden's most advantageous asset may well be his very presence.
46th President-elect Joe Biden addressing the nation on Nov 6 ahead of his win.

Joe Biden elected as 46th president of United States

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer November 9, 2020
After an unprecedented election week and a swarm of conflict and inevitable lawsuits, Former Vice-President Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the President-Elect and the eventual 46 President of the United States.  
The riverwalk along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.

New Hanover County 2020 election results

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted.
The North Carolina State Capitol building, where these bills discussed by Judge JH Corpening were deliberated over by NC officials.

NC 2020 election results

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted. According to reports from WECT, local boards of elections are set to meet between Nov. 10 and 13 to approve the remaining provisional and absentee ballots. Official election results are expected to be reported following those meetings. 
UNCW's Fisher Student Center.

Writers’ Week 2020: a brief preview of this year’s conference

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer October 30, 2020
For one week every Fall semester, the professors of UNCW’s creative writing department opt not to hold classes in an effort to encourage students to attend Writers' Week conference panels—and the practice has proved its worth. On this occasion, the creative writing department, along with various authors, publishers, and representatives of literary magazines (among other individuals), host meetings designed to promote literary discovery and further writers in their knowledge of the writing craft as an art form, whether they’re focused on fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Jenna Wadsworth is the democratic candidate running for NC Commissioner of Agriculture.

Meet the candidates: Jenna Wadsworth

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer October 26, 2020

Jenna Wadsworth is the Democratic candidate running for the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. She grew up on a farm in Johnston County, N.C., and attended the North Carolina School of Science...

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump, shown in a reflection, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden and Trump face off in final debate

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer October 26, 2020
The final presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on Oct. 23, just twelve days before the election. The second debate, in what was supposed to be a series of three, was held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 
American election mail envelopes

New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer October 25, 2020
this guide is intended to give you a better glimpse not only at who you are voting for, but what they are running for. 
American election mail envelope with face mask

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.
American election mail envelope with pen

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.
What is the Electoral College?

What is the Electoral College?

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor October 22, 2020
Each state has a certain number of “electors”, people who ultimately vote the president in, which is based on how many Representatives and Senators that state has in Congress.  In total, there are 538 electors; the first candidate to reach 270 votes wins the election. In all of United States History, only five presidents won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.
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...

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