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New Hanover County Commissioners approves ordinance limiting e-cigarette and combustible tobacco use in the county

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 2, 2020

On Nov. 16, the New Hanover County Commissioners met and discussed the use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco in the county. Tobacco Control Laws define combustible tobacco as “any combustible tobacco...

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.
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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 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.
A nurse administers a flu vaccination shot to a woman at a free clinic held at a local library on October 14, 2020 in Lakewood, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

New Hanover County offering free flu shots

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor October 22, 2020
New Hanover County recently announced efforts to help locals get their flu shots this fall. According to a press release released by the county, they will be working in collaboration with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) to offer free flu shots to local residents. 
Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor September 1, 2020
As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 
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Mike S. Adams’ death ruled a suicide

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor July 27, 2020
Former UNC Wilmington professor Mike S. Adams’ sudden July 23 death has been ruled as a suicide, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in a press release this afternoon.
Coronavirus Update: Dining out ban, university updates, and COVID-19 in new Hanover County. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Dining out ban, university updates and COVID-19 in New Hanover

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor March 19, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all restaurants and bars in N.C. to close to dine-in guests, though delivery and take-out options are still allowed. This...

One year on, Hurricane Matthew is still drowning communities with dilemmas

One year on, Hurricane Matthew is still drowning communities with dilemmas

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer October 17, 2017

One year ago, entire towns across North Carolina sat underwater. Hurricane Matthew swept across the state in October 2016, drowning homes and businesses with record level floodwaters. Over the course...

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