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NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate

NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate
November 28, 2020

While the U.S. continues to tackle and brace the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the colder winter months are nearing, North Carolina will remain in the “Safer at Home” Phase 3. On Nov. 23, North Carolina’s...

Roy Cooper and Dan Forest face off in election debate

Democratic N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.
October 18, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took center stage during the 2020 NC governor debate. Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest faced off this past Wednesday, just one night before the dueling but...

NC shifts to Phase 3

NC shifts to Phase 3
October 4, 2020
Under this new phase, which took effect on Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 23, entertainment venues like amusement parks, movie theaters and bars can open up to limited capacity. 

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

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.
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. 

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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

Coronavirus Update: Dining out ban, university updates, and COVID-19 in new Hanover County. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.
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...

UNCW’s Pat Leonard appointed to NC Health Coordinating Council

Pat Leonard, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. PHOTO BY: JEFF JANOWSKI/UNCW
The long-serving Vice Chancellor reflects on her time at UNCW, NHRMC and elsewhere while she prepares for her new role.
February 26, 2019

Patricia Leonard, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UNC Wilmington, was recently appointed to a position on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council (NCSHCC) by Governor Roy Cooper, as...

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