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Florence: one year later, humanity

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture courtesy of Lee Pridgen.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

October 5, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. Hurricane Florence had a profound impact on the lives of both Wilmington citizen...

Florence: one year later, evacuation

Photo by Samuel Hagestrom. Graphic by Caitlyn Dark.

William Becker and Spencer Boring

September 21, 2019

This article is part of a series about Hurricane Florence which hit Wilmington in 2018. This series will look back at how Florence impacted our community and look forward to see how it continues to affect us today. By Sept. 9 of 2018, Hurricane Florence was inching towards the city of Wilmington. UN...

Florence: one year later, introduction

Graphic by Caitlyn Dark. Picture by Samuel Hagestrom.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

September 14th marks one full year since Hurricane Florence made landfall in our community. Although the storm was moving at just 6 mph upon hitting land, sustained winds were around 90 mph. The slow-moving hurricane dragged itself over eastern coast of the United States, killing over 50 people and causing...

UNCW and surrounding area suffer trace damage after Dorian

Despite severe weather and a mandatory evacuation last week, UNCW students headed back to class Monday. Image credit: Jacob Sawyer

Jacob Sawyer, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington students were finally back in class Monday after being sent home for the entirety of last week due to fears of damage from Hurricane Dorian. On September 3 everyone was ordered off school grounds as a precautionary measure, but the potential for damage thankfully never came to fruition. The...

UNCW cancels classes and issues student evacuation order

A lifeguard stand on a beach flying the emergency red flag, set against a dark sky in Daytona, FL.

Spencer Boring, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2019

Déjà vu. It is a term that best describes what many on campus are feeling right now. September 14 marks one year since Hurricane Florence pummeled the North Carolina coastline with torrential rain and storm surge. That anniversary has yet to pass, and already UNC Wilmington has another hurricane on...

UNCW issues statement after Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 5

This map shows the probabilities of hurricane force winds from Dorian.

William Becker, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

As of Saturday morning, UNC Wilmington students were hit with the news that Hurricane Dorian is projected to impact the coast of North Carolina, almost a year after Hurricane Florence. However, with projections generally being unpredictable, it is too early for campus officials to come up with a definitive...

Housing options made easy

Representatives stand for photo at PERCH housing fair.

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Editor

February 25, 2019

To further help students, this list was compiled to showcase multiple options for students that could not attend. The list is comprised of housing options in different formats and will further break down the offers that the units have listed. All prices were gathered as of Feb. 13 and are subject to change.

NC family suffering from hurricane starts GoFundMe

NC family suffering from hurricane starts GoFundMe

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Assistant Editor

November 2, 2018

The project began as a month-long effort, but because of the massive damage to the family’s home and inability to salvage anything except the foundation, they have expanded the fundraiser.

Gospel Gab: Peace among wreckage

Gospel Gab: Peace among wreckage

Ava Hicks, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018

Whenever something devastating happens, everyone immediately wants to find someone or something to blame and figure out a reason for the hardship. Human nature is to try to make sense of things and put the world into neat little boxes so that we can understand it all. In mid-September, Hurricane...

UNCW professor links hurricanes to lower breast cancer survival rates

UNCW professor links hurricanes to lower breast cancer survival rates

Maddie Driggers, Lifestyles Editor

October 11, 2018

Hurricane season brings devastation to many residents of the coast, a fact that hits close to home for UNCW students. We typically talk about the immediate impacts of storms such as Florence. However, Dr. Rachel Carroll, an assistant professor in the mathematics and statistics department at UNCW, has...

Operation BBQ Relief serving more than just BBQ

One of the many Operation BBQ Relief trucks on site at the old Kmart parking lot.

Veronica Wernicke and Amanda Hagy

October 4, 2018

In the aftermath of a hurricane like Florence, devastation and destruction take their toll on the community. People can be left without homes, personal items, power, water, food and a sense of hope and comfort.    Something like a kind smile and a free warm meal can slowly bring back those feelings.   That’s where Operation BBQ Relief comes in. When Stan Hays, CEO an...

What’s open in Wilmington post-Florence

What's open in Wilmington post-Florence

Maddie Driggers, Lifestyles Editor

October 2, 2018

There were quite a few restaurants, coffee shops, stores and other businesses that sustained significant damage thanks to Hurricane Florence. Here are some updates on a few of your favorite Wilmington staples post-hurricane.     Grinders Caffe': The chilled out coffee shop on Wrightsville Avenue faced considerable damage to their...

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