UNCW Men’s Soccer to host annual ‘Harry’s Game’, to benefit children with special needs

WILMINGTON — Coach Aidan Heaney and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington men’s soccer team will welcome Wake Forest to the UNCW Soccer Stadium for the fifth annual Harry’s Game to benefit children with special needs. On Saturday, April 8, the Seahawks will take on the Demon Deacons at 6 p.m. All proceeds will […]

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Is the education system failing or flourishing? Issues up for debate at UNCW

Winter Park Elementary is one of 11 New Hanover County schools that will open library doors to students this summer. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON – As the debate continues from Washington D.C. to Main Street U.S.A. on whether the American education system is failing or flourishing, several issues will be up for discussion this week on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. The Watson College of Education will host a live “NC SPIN” debate featuring four speakers with diverse views about […]

Record setting donors support UNCW’s annual ‘Give More in 24’ Challenge

WILMINGTON — UNCW surpassed its goal as 1,369 donors participated in the university’s fourth 24-hour giving challenge — its most ambitious challenge to date since the annual initiative launched in 2014. Supporters everywhere were invited to be a part of “Give More in 24” on March 21, through gifting any amount to any area of […]

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UNCW Professor helps film students, others, find their way in Wilmington’s new economy [Video]

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WILMINGTON – Over one-third of Professor Suzanne Altobello’s business class students are film majors. That tells you something about Wilmington, but also something about what attracts students to Altobello’s class. “Some of these students went into the film program when it was still a vibrant industry here,” said Altobello. “I think some of them have […]

Keatts leaving UNCW Seahawks for NC State Wolfpack

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RALEIGH – After three years, Kevin Keatts is leaving the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Keatts is heading to lead the Wolfpack at NC State. NC State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow made the announcement on Friday. Related: UNCW names Siddle as interim Head Coach of the Seahawks following Keatts departure In three seasons as coach […]

University of North Carolina at Wilmington graduate arrested for terror threat against non-Muslims

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CARY, NC – A former Cape Fear Community College and University of North Carolina at Wilmington student was arrested in Cary on Sunday for threatening violence against the town. Executive Director of University Relations Janine Iamunno confirmed Garrett Grimsley was a transfer student from Cape Fear Community College who earned his bachelor’s in Computer Science. Grimsley […]

More than baseball: ACCESS of Wilmington offering takes aim at helping disabled veterans

The Miracle League field in Ogden, which is usually open to baseball players of all abilities, will be the site of Cameron Arts Museum's next Kids @ CAM event. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON – With excitement building toward opening day, marking the eighth season of providing children and adults with disabilities a chance to enjoy the tradition of baseball through the Miracle Field, ACCESS of Wilmington is hitting its stride. Providing over 150 players an opportunity to play America’s pastime with the hard work of many dedicated […]

Could algae be used to cure disease? The answer could be right here in Wilmington

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  WILMINGTON – There is a quarter of a billion dollars on the table, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has one of the best seats. UNCW and the Marine Biology in North Carolina Center (MARBIONC) were recently named as part of the $250 million National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMB) […]

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