BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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RALEIGH — CSX Corp. will build an intermodal cargo terminal near the Virginia border in Edgecombe County after landowner opposition blocked the railroad company’s first option, officials said Tuesday. The CSX hub would transfer 260,000 cargo containers per year between railroad cars and trucks, with connections to North Carolina ports. CSX will invest $160 million in the project. By Business Writer Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 220 words.


KITTY HAWK — New maps for Dare County are removing thousands of homes and lots from flood zones, creating a need to update local building codes that until now accounted for more rising water. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports (http://bit.ly/2a6ak6J) that, according to maps released last month, 15,970 buildings are either removed from a flood zone or placed in a zone where the hazard is reduced. The preliminary maps show entire neighborhoods in Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills are suddenly not so prone to surging water. SENT: 370 words.


COLUMBIA, S.C. — The family of a woman charged with murder after her 6-week-old son drowned in a pond at a Myrtle Beach outlet mall said she was overwhelmed by the challenges of returning to work as a first-time mom and dealing with an abusive boyfriend. Jameisha Alexander was seen holding her son, King, near the pond Saturday night by someone who called security. By the time officers arrived, Alexander was gone and the baby was in the water, according to her arrest warrant. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 380 words, AP Photo MHX101. Please note N.C. angle.


CLEVELAND — Cleveland police trying to keep protests from turning violent during the Republican convention are relying heavily on officers on bikes, who are not only more maneuverable but are seen as friendlier and less intimidating. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said the city bought 300 bicycles for the convention on the advice of the police in Charlotte, North Carolina, which hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention. By Mark Gillispie and Mike Hill. SENT: 350 words, AP Photos RNC705, RNC709, RNC703.


— AIR FORCE DEATH, from MIAMI — A Florida Air Force officer who had been stationed in North Carolina died in southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury. SENT: 60 words.

— POKEMON GO STABBING, from GREENVILLE — Police in North Carolina say a person playing “Pokemon Go” was stabbed and a second player assaulted, but investigators say they don’t think the attacks were related to the game. SENT: 110 words.

— STATESVILLE STABBING, from STATESVILLE — Police in Statesville have arrested a man and charged him with murder in the stabbing death of another man. SENT: 90 words.

— WAKE REDISTRICTING, from RALEIGH — North Carolina General Assembly leaders have asked a U.S. District judge to allow elections in the state’s second-most populous county to proceed, using maps that were blocked by an appeals court earlier this month. SENT: 130 words.

— GENCO CLOSING, from CHARLOTTE — A logistics company center in Charlotte is closing later this year. SENT: 90 words.

— HOMELESS CAMP SLAYING, from WILMINGTON — A homeless man will serve at least 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in a beating death at a homeless camp in Wilmington. SENT: 90 words.

— DURHAM SHOOTING DEATH, from DURHAM — Police in Durham are investigating the shooting death of a man. SENT: 130 words.

— CHARLOTTE PARK BODY, from CHARLOTTE — Police in Charlotte are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a city park. SENT: 130 words.

— LAW ENFORCEMENT VIDEO LAW-RESOLUTION, from GREENSBORO — Community activists are hoping the Greensboro City Council reviews a resolution that calls for the repeal of a state law that denies public access to law enforcement video footage. SENT: 130 words.

— RESTORATION BUSINESS-BAN, from RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper says a North Carolina company that charged advance fees to restore old vending machines but didn’t finish jobs is banned from accepting payments until consumers are satisfied. SENT: 130 words.



UNDATED — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said ESPN and the ACC also will start a digital channel next month that will be available online. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the network has not been formally announced by ESPN or the ACC. By Sports Writer Joedy McCreary. SENT: 290 words.


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