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Trump threatens defense veto over social media protections

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.

Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform’s site’s rules.

North Carolina school official resigns over Facebook posts

A North Carolina school official says a school board member has resigned from his position after posting "insensitive" images on social media.

Speedway loses partnerships after ‘Bubba rope’ post

A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale online

President Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

President Donald Trump is escalating his war on social media companies, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.

Facebook to warn users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoaxes

Have you liked or commented on a Facebook post about the COVID-19 pandemic that turned out to be a hoax?

Facebook drops Trump ads after census confusion

Facebook on Thursday began taking down ads for the reelection campaign of President Donald Trump that direct people to a survey labeled a “census,” hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said people would confuse it with the once-a-decade head count.

NC reporter has no idea his filter generator is on during Facebook Live

Sometimes reporters use Facebook Live to bring viewers and readers updates from breaking news scenes or to provide updates on current weather conditions. But for one Asheville television reporter, it kind of backfired.

Facebook removes ‘North Carolina Breaking News’ page for spreading ‘fake news’

The Facebook page "North Carolina Breaking News" contained some posts touting good deeds by police officers in the city of Winston-Salem. But the officers named in the posts didn't exist.

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Oak Island Lighthouse to replace beacon for first time in more than 60 years

The Oak Island Lighthouse is set to get an updated look. It was built in 1958 and was once the brightest lighthouse in the country.

Bald Head Island officers fired in 2014 awarded $700k in lawsuit

A federal judge has sided with four former Bald Head Island Public Safety Officers who filed a lawsuit after they were fired six years ago.

NC audit questions monitoring of virus funds for education

State Auditor Beth Wood's office says North Carolina’s education department has failed to monitor sufficiently whether over $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes.

Mayor declares Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day

Mayor Bill Saffo has declared Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day.