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Popular social media cat Ernie gets new life on Instagram after underage ban

Instagram accounts dedicated to cats are among the most popular on the social media platform. But one such account found itself in "IG jail."

AGs urge Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ proposal

Attorneys general from across the U.S., including in North Carolina, have written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13.

RFK Jr. kicked off Instagram for vaccine misinformation

Instagram has banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for repeatedly sharing misinformation about vaccine safety and COVID-19.

Wilmington woman laid off during pandemic, starts own Etsy business

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of tough times for people all over the country, one woman Wilmington decided to make a big career change.

Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday.

Instagram will test hiding US users’ likes

Posting on Instagram can come with a rush of validation when likes from friends and strangers come pouring in. But those likes will soon be hidden for some US users.

NC school football coach resigns over racist Instagram video

An assistant football coach at a North Carolina high school has resigned after making racist comments on Instagram.

Police: SC students discussed how to kill teacher in Instagram chat

Authorities say nine students at a school for gifted kids in South Carolina discussed how to kill a teacher in a private Instagram chat.

Instagram says there’s “no truth” to new hoax post, so don’t share it

Instagram has discredited a widely circulated post falsely claiming the social platform has changed its privacy policy. The hoax, which has been shared by several celebrities, requests users to re-share it to stop Instagram from using your content, including deleted messages.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory for eligible New Hanover County employees.

Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

A man has been charged with vandalizing a Leland business over the weekend. 

City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Multi-million dollar contract extended to preserve Wrightsville Beach Bridge

A preservation contract has been awarded to cover expenses to preserve the life of the South Banks Channel Bridge at Wrightsville Beach.