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Wilmington named first World War II Heritage City

President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2020

This past week saw the arrival of President Donald Trump in Wilmington, NC.  On Sept. 2. Trump visited the Cape Fear region to celebrate Wilmington being named the first World War II Heritage City.   Wilmington’s pursuit for this title was a twelve-year process that was proposed, developed a...

Gov. Cooper requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two

Coronavirus update: requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

June 25, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — It looks like face masks and social distancing restrictions are here to stay, for the time being. This past Wednesday, NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would be extending the current COVID-19 Phase Two restrictions and adding a mandatory rule for face masks in public. Thi...

Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening

Coronavirus update graphic: Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, photo by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

May 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — As the world continues to grow weary of the personal and economic toll of COVID-19 precautions, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proceeds with his multi-part phased plan to gradually reopen the NC economy. Phase Two is set to begin tomorrow, May 22 at 5 p.m. Given developments in C...

Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid ‘Reopen N.C.’ protests

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid 'Reopen N.C.' protests. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, picture by Caitlyn Dark.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Social distancing is set to continue for residents of North Carolina. On April 23, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was extending the current stay-at-home order previously issued that began on March 30. The previous stay-at-home order was set to expire today, April 29. However, as the...

Declining Carolina: The up-and-coming ghost towns of North Carolina

Declining Carolina: The up-and-coming ghost towns of North Carolina

Tyler Newman, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2017

CONWAY, N.C. – At a single crossroads sits a lone set of stoplights, directing the ebb and flow of traffic in and out of town. On occasion, a John Deere tractor passes through, its driver giving a simple wave to whomever passes by. The town is quiet, almost catatonic in a sense, a far cry from its...

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