BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Emery Dalesio.

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CHARLOTTE — Expanding Medicaid and broadband access, reinstating the state’s child-care tax credit and repealing House Bill 2 are among the items Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper wants to carry out if he defeats Republican Gov. Pat McCrory this fall. Cooper released these and other ideas Wednesday in Charlotte as part of his job-creation platform. McCrory, meanwhile, attended Wednesday the grand opening of a Wal-Mart distribution center in Alamance County the governor announced 2½ years ago that will create 450 jobs. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m.


FARGO, N.D. — A man who told investigators he was the largest powdered fentanyl dealer in the United States has been sentenced to life in prison. The case led led authorities to identify 12 overdose victims in North Dakota, North Carolina and Oregon. Four of them died and eight suffered serious injuries. SENT: 400 words.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND — It’s been a good year for loggerhead sea turtles with record numbers of nests being reported in some places along the South Carolina and Florida coasts midway through the nesting season. SENT: 350 words.


— MISSING FISHERMAN, from BAHAMA — Durham County officials have released the name of a fisherman whose body was found in Little River Lake earlier this week. SENT: 80 words.

— BRUNSWICK NUCLEAR ALERT, from SOUTHPORT — Duke Energy Progress says problems with a pump motor prompted a brief alert at the Brunswick Nuclear Station near Southport. SENT: 120 words.

— ANIMALS SHELTER RESCUE, from FAYETTEVILLE — The attorney for the couple charged with animal cruelty in connection with the shelter they owned in Hoke County says he’s concerned that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is using footage from a rescue there in a television ad. SENT: 130 words.

— TRUMP RALLY-ASSAULT, from FAYETTEVILLE — The trial for a man accused of hitting a protester at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina earlier this year has been delayed until after the presidential election. SENT: 130 words.

— GREENSBORO HIT AND RUN, from GREENSBORO — A woman has died after being struck by a hit and run driver in Greensboro. SENT: 130 words.

— CHARLOTTE SHOOTING DEATH, from CHARLOTTE — Police in Charlotte are investigating the shooting death of a 41-year-old man. SENT: 130 words.

— TEACHER ARRESTED, from LAGRANGE — A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a student. SENT: 130 words.



WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest made progress across its athletic department this past year. Athletic director Ron Wellman says it just didn’t show up in the won-lost records of its highest-profile sports. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 550 words.


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