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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MONROE — Gov. Pat McCrory has signed North Carolina budget adjustments for the new fiscal year into law. He did so Thursday at a ceremony at an elementary school in Union County, southeast of Charlotte. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m.


HERTFORD — A sexual abuse case involving six North Carolina brothers and their parents has ended with the last family member being sentenced to more than 18 years behind bars. WAVY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29SJLDC) 21-year-old Aaron Jackson was sentenced Wednesday in Perquimans County court after he was found guilty of second-degree sexual abuse. He was the only one among the brothers and parents to reject a plea deal and go to trial. SENT: 310 words.


— PARENTS-CHILD ABUSE CHARGES, from ROBERSONVILLE — Authorities in Martin County say the mother of a 6-week-old girl faces charges after being taken to a local hospital with what was described as significant head injuries. SENT: 120 words.

— ROANOKE RAPIDS THEATER, from ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Roanoke Rapids Theatre along Interstate 95 in Halifax County is up for sale. SENT: 130 words.

— SENATE 2016-NORTH CAROLINA, from RALEIGH — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross outraised Republican rival Richard Burr during the past three months, but North Carolina’s senior senator still has a significant cash advantage entering the heart of the summer. SENT: 120 words.

— GREENSBORO FIGHT SHOOTING, from GREENSBORO — Police in Greensboro are investigating a fight between two people over a gun that killed one man and injured the other person. SENT: 80 words.

— WAKE REDISTRICTING, from RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Elections will appeal a federal court ruling that rejected the state legislature’s district lines for the county board of commissioners and the school board. SENT: 130 words.

— DUKE ENERGY-COAL ASH, from CHARLOTTE — A new test shows there is no arsenic in a lake that provides drinking water for Charlotte. SENT: 130 words.

— LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DRONE PROGRAM, from KINSTON — Lenoir Community College is set to launch the state’s first associate’s degree program in drone piloting. SENT: 130 words.

— GREENVILLE POLICE-NEW UNIT, from GREENVILLE — The Greenville Police Department has created a new unit meant to combat gun violence. SENT: 130 words.



CHAPEL HILL — Tony Bradley Jr. knows the opportunity awaiting him this fall at North Carolina. The freshman big man will suit up for a fast-paced offense that looks to get the ball inside. And the Tar Heels could use some help up front after losing a pair of big men — including Associated Press first-team All-American Brice Johnson — from an NCAA finalist. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 560 words, AP Photos NY151, NY150.


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