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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...

Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — State and local authorities continue efforts to slow the exponential spread of COVID-19. One such effort was an official stay-at-home order announced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday afternoon. The stay-at-home order continues to enforce many current efforts to reduce the spread of CO...

UNCW cancels Europe spring break trips after N.C. patients test positive for COVID-19

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

UNC Wilmington has suspended all study-abroad programs to Europe following the confirmation of North Carolina’s first cases of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The first patient, of Wake County, had recently traveled from Washington State, where the illness has claimed 10 lives and caused 70...

College football blitz: Week 5 recap


Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) scores a touchdown on a three-yard run to tie North Carolina 14-14 in the second quarter on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

We near the halfway point of the 2019 college football season, and as expected, nothing is certain. Clemson nearly took the loss of the year, Maryland has lost all momentum, the Pac-12 is a free-for-all, we still do not know what to expect from Michigan and Ohio State may be on the cusp of its best...

Men’s soccer preview: UNCW @ no. 20 North Carolina

No. 6 David Lozano squares off with North Carolina's Raul Aguilera (28)

Yv Scarlett Maciel, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2019

There is nothing like soccer on a Tuesday night. Tonight UNC Wilmington (4-3-2) will face off against no. 20 North Carolina (4-2-2). The match is set for 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill's Dorrance Soccer Field and will air on the ACC Network.   This matchup with the Tar Heels will mark the first and...

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...

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