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Tropical Storm Beta strikes North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana

William Sanchez-Madrid, Copy Editor

October 15, 2020

Tropical Storm Beta hit North Carolina Sept. 19 leading to the closure of N.C. 12 Highway located in the Outer Banks due to the over wash from a previous storm Teddy. The storm stayed west of North Carolina and dropped heavy show...

Roy Cooper eases N.C. restrictions in three phases

Camila Pierce, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

The epidemic, the virus sweeping the world, the novel coronavirus, all names for the monster hiding at every corner: COVID-19. Everywhere, people around the globe have been isolated in their homes for weeks on end. The original N.C. stay-at-home-order was put in effect March...

Quarantine brings out unique, creative ideas for reducing boredom, staying busy

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

May 19, 2020

Wake County schools have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic for over a month, leaving thousands of students bored at home and constantly looking for something else to do during quarantine. There are various other activit...

The 2019 snow drought

Makana Knightstep, Editorial Cartoonist

March 13, 2020

In 2019 North Carolina suffered a major snow drought lasting all year. On average, the Raleigh area gets around 7.9 inches of snow each year. In 2019, the Raleigh area didn’t get any major snowstorms, which was odd, given that 6.5 inches of snow was recorded in this city on Dec ...

Britain Leaves the European Union

Dagmawi Tilahun, House keeper

March 6, 2020

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union Jan 31, 2020 at 1l p.m. This “'Brexit '' has been in the works for over four years with the referendum, a public vote ‘known as a referendum’ was held in June 2016, when 17....

Silent Sam settlement overturned in hearing

Natalie Winston, News Copy Editor

March 6, 2020

In February of 2020, a judge overturned the settlement that required UNC Chapel Hill to pay two and a half million dollars and give the Silent Sam monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The hearing had been held to decide...