BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE-DIGITIZED RECORDS

SALISBURY — Whether you’re looking for records from Rowan County’s earliest days or the 21st century, you can find it all online. Along with issuing marriage certificates, recording land transactions and other daily tasks, the Rowan County Register of Deeds office also maintains mountains of historical records. Some of the record books are so old that pages are hardly legible. By Josh Bergeron, Salisbury Post. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 640 words, pursuing photos

SEVERE WEATHER

DURHAM — The American Red Cross is opening a shelter for people forced to evacuate their homes after flooding caused by heavy rains that lashed across central North Carolina. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— AMOEBA-RELATED DEATH, from CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte-area whitewater recreation area plans to treat water to kill a potentially deadly microorganism and expel it into a neighboring river after an Ohio teen died of a brain-attacking microorganism. SENT: 130 words.

— WIND FARM, from ELIZABETH CITY — The largest wind farm in the southeastern United States is sprouting with its first turbine now standing over a Pasquotank County corn field. SENT: 130 words.

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