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Using social media out of town could make your home target for thieves

video The month of December sees a high rate of burglaries year after year, and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says many times people using social media are making themselves a target for thieves.

Facebook settles with FTC over deception charges

Facebook says it is settling with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it deceived consumers.

Hertford police chief fired over Facebook link

Hertford's town manager says the police chief has been fired because he linked a news report about a town's council candidate's arrest to the police department's Facebook page.

Deputies check West Brunswick HS after Facebook threat

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office placed West Brunswick High School on lockdown for a brief time early this morning. A school district spokeswoman says deputies did a security sweep based on a Facebook posting about a threat at the school.

Perdue to get look at NC’s Facebook data center

Gov. Bev Perdue is heading to western North Carolina to celebrate the website Facebook expanding its data center in Forest City.

NC food bank wins online poll, reaps tasty reward

A North Carolina food bank has topped a national online poll, and is getting 30,000 pounds of food as a result.

Facebook page looks for prayers for Berger

It has been a very controversial week for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. There was his reported suicide attempt Monday night and the fallout since. But while Berger has faced much criticism, there are people coming to his support.

New Hanover School Board says teachers, students can’t be ‘Friends’

video Teachers in New Hanover County will no longer be able to "friend" their students on Facebook. The school board voted to add this policy to the district's Code of Ethics.

ONLY ON 3: What you post online can come back to haunt you

videoThe popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has the world more connected than ever, but could your cyber paper trail come back to haunt you?

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Young UNCW Women’s Basketball team facing challenges head on

It's been a summer and fall full of challenges for the UNCW Women's Basketball team. Two weeks ago practice was shut down due to a covid-19 cluster, cutting off-season workouts short.

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, and have stolen data from at least two servers.

Local experts weigh in ahead of second and final presidential debate

The stage is set for the second and final presidential debate Thursday night.

State urges New Hanover County to further enforce Covid restrictions

Governor Cooper sent a letter to County Commissioners Wednesday, classifying New Hanover County as "an area of concern," and asking leaders to consider additional local action.