Madison Lipe shares what it’s like covering Pender County and education

I joined the StarNews at the beginning of this year and jumped into reporting on two different beats: Pender County and education.

I am originally from Denver, North Carolina, and I’m a December 2023 graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone. In these few weeks of coastal living and reporting on a county I had never been to before, I have learned a lot, and anticipate more to come!

Here are some of the things I have learned from living in Wilmington and covering two beats.

What was it like moving from Western NC to the coast of NC?

After living in Boone on and off for school for three and a half years, I became used to days below freezing and crisp air, but a few days in Wilmington made me realize that the weather in the winter is completely unpredictable. One day I was bundled up, the next day it was shorts and sandals. Overall, I’m enjoying the vitamin D a lot more.

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