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Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Trump announced the action Wednesday against Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube as well as the companies' CEOs.

Ex-NC state judge censured for sexual misconduct on the job

The NC Supreme Court has censured a retired state judge for allegedly having inappropriate Facebook conversations with at least 35 women during time he was reported to be in court.

Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one

Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet.

Man repurposes benches for elderly neighbors to use at bus stops

A Wilmington man is going out of his way to be a good neighbor, collecting and repurposing benches, and setting them out at bus stops.

Facebook steps up vaccine misinfo efforts. Will it work?

Facebook says it’s going all in to block the spread of bogus vaccine claims.

Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Facebook is especially popular in Myanmar and the ousted government had commonly made public announcements on the social media site.

Stocks fall sharply on Wall Street, led lower by tech stocks

Stocks were broadly lower in early trading on Wall Street on Wednesday, as investors focus on the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting and the outlook for the economy as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

The law forces social media companies to maintain representatives in Turkey to deal with complaints about content on their platforms.

Selena Gomez: Big Tech ‘cashing in from evil’

The singer told the leaders of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube that they’ve allowed “people with hate in their hearts” to thrive and therefore “failed all the American people.”

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World War I living history event at N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport

The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport to host a living history weekend Sept. 18-19 featuring reenactors, authors and documentarians highlighting the World War I era.

Leland woman says metal object fell from bridge, hit her car, NCDOT responds

A Leland woman says she had a "final destination moment" when driving under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation is responding.

Town of Leland to pay developers $140k to speed up home construction

The Town of Leland will give developers of a new subdivision $140,400 to speed up construction.

Wilmington event raises $90k for Make-A-Wish, features celebrity guest

An event in Wilmington on Thursday raising money for a good cause more than doubled its donation goal, thanks to the help of a celebrity guest.