BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Jonathan Drew.

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ALPENA, Mich. — Divers and archaeologists are studying a sunken steam barge at the bottom of Thunder Bay in Lake Huron about a half mile off the shore of northeastern Michigan. The researchers, including students from East Carolina University, are trying to learn more about the W.P. Thew, which sank in about 85 feet of water after it was struck by the freighter William Livingston in June 1909. Researchers are hoping to learn more about the single-propeller steam barges used to carry cargo such as lumber, coals and rocks. SENT: 300 words.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two suspects were arrested after a home-invasion robbery and exchange of gunfire that put a nearby Winston-Salem hospital on temporary lockdown, police said Sunday. A news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department said officers received a call late Saturday about gunfire at an apartment less than a mile from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. SENT: 250 words.


CORNELIUS, N.C. — Brett Epps, 28, and Alix Cirigliano, 27, had been dating only one month when Epps was rushed to the emergency room in 2014, unknowingly in the midst of severe kidney failure. The day that should have been spent celebrating Cirigliano’s birthday was interrupted with devastating news: Epps needed a new kidney. Now – almost two years since they started dating – he has given her a ring, and she has given him a kidney. By Kiana Cole of The Charlotte Observer. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: AP Photos NCCHN301-302 and 1300 words moved in advance for use in Monday editions.


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