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UNCW professor apologizes for “Blow up Republicans” post

Near A UNCW professor’s Facebook post that came under fire in the campus community this week caused the professor to issue an apology in a statement given to The Seahawk on Thursday.

Dan Johnson is a professor in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences. (UNCW )
Recreation therapy professor Dan Johnson posted “Blow up Republicans” on his Facebook account on May 17. The post and Johnson’s account have since been deleted.  


Dare Coulter discusses the significance of UNCW’s new sculpture

On Friday, June 18, UNCW celebrated the unveiling of a new sculpture which will greet students who return for the coming fall semester.    

This sculpture represents the university’s continuous efforts to show support of Black students and faculty, as well as their values of student and faculty diversity and inclusion. The sculpture was created by Dare Coulter a well-known artist who paints and “sculpts her truth” by presenting her story as well as the reality of w     


WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Taber Mongero’s base hit single in the bottom of the ninth helped score the winning run for the Wilmington Sharks and extended the team’s winning streak to seven games.

Taber Mongero during the Wilmington Sharks’ game on June 13, 2021, at Buck Hardee Field. (Zachary Kilby)
The Wilmington Sharks organization is a part of the Coastal Plain League (CPL), comprised of collegiate baseball players from a variety of universities who play in the summer baseball league.

We all have multiple facets to our identity. A couple of months ago, I discussed a big part of my identity as a person with a disability. However, there is another facet of my identity that I have to bottle up much of the time due to living in the Bible Belt. This facet has to do with my sexuality, more specifically, the fact that I am gay. Since it is Pride Month, I will share my perspective living in the South as a member of the LGBTQ community, what programs society should have in place for teens coming to terms with their sexuality and how UNCW could provide more support for the LGBTQ students on campus.   

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Wilmington could see more offshore wind farms after recent executive order

Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 218 on Wednesday to reaffirm North Carolina’s commitment to utilizing offshore wind energy and continue the state’s path towards a clean energy economy. This strategy could finally bring development to the waters off Wilmington’s coast, which have been deemed ripe for the harvesting of wind energy.

The order lays out targets for electricity production through offshore wind farms, calling for 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy (approximately enough to power 2 million homes for a year) produced yearly by 2030, rising to eight gigawatts by 2040.  
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