The Seahawk

Alliance for Cape Fear Trees helps to enhance Wilmington’s Urban Forest

Market St. sidewalk, downtown Wilmington, NC

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

Paired with UNCW’s beautiful campus and the views of the Cape Fear River downtown, Wilmington, in particular, is considered one of the prettiest towns in North Carolina. You might not think of Wilmington’s trees when you think of conservation in this area, but the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees is changing that. 

Wilmington quietly takes down two Confederate statues “to protect public safety”

Boney Monument

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

In the very early morning hours of June 25, construction crews were hard at work doing something many Wilmington citizens had long thought impossible: the removal of the city’s two most visible Confederate statues. The city woke up on June 25 to see the statues memorializing the Confederate Attorne...

Advice from Sally Seahawk 1/29/20 (graduation, flirting, friend crushes and Wilmington hot spots)

Advice from Sally Seahawk 1/29/20 (graduation, flirting, friend crushes and Wilmington hot spots)

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

“What are some fun things to do in Wilmington?” These are some things to do that are either cheap or completely free: 1. Beach, beach, beach. The sun, the sand and you. 2. Riverwalk—For a nice date, this is the spot to go! It is out in the open, it is beautiful at night and there is ple...

New highway historical marker commemorates 1898 Wilmington coup

Th highway historical marker commemorating the 1898 coup, located on Market Street between Fourth and Fifth Street.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

A new roadside historical plaque that has been in the works for almost two years was finally unveiled on Market Street between 4th and 5th streets on Friday, Nov. 8. It commemorates the massacre in which a mob of roughly 2,000 marched about Wilmington and set ablaze many buildings, including Free...

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Along with millions of protesters across the world who poured out into their cities and streets for the Global Week for Future protests, UNC Wilmington and the Wilmington community alike marched, fought, sang and stood in solidarity with both the environment and the international pursuit of climate justice....

It’s time to retire Confederate monuments

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Caitlyn Dark, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Standing proudly over the intersection of Market and 3rd is a bronze statue of George Davis, former senator and the fourth — and final — attorney general of the Confederate States of America. Unveiled in 1911 by the Daughters of the Confederacy, the statue honoring the Wilmington native was but...

Wilmington’s lacking in snow clearing efforts

Snow from Winter Storm Grayson blanketed the Wilmington area with snow Wednesday, Jan. 3 into Thursday morning. Some areas of the city received as much as four inches.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the assistant opinion editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Veronica Wernicke may be found on Twitter @itsveronica98. All suggestions and inquiri...

Old Books on Front Street hosts authors of new books

Old Books on Front Street hosts authors of new books

Maddie Driggers

February 2, 2017

Intertwined storylines and the meaning of home and family are just a few of the themes two authors shared from their new novels this past Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at a book reading in downtown Wilmington. Steph Post, author of “Lightwood,” and Taylor Brown, author of “The River of Kings,”sat do...

The news site of UNC Wilmington
downtown wilmington