BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Skip Foreman.

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TOP STORIES:

PURSUING INNOCENCE

RALEIGH — A panel of the North Carolina State Bar is meeting again to discuss a proposed rule requiring prosecutors to disclose evidence of innocence obtained after a conviction. The State Bar’s ethics subcommittee meets Thursday in Chetola to discuss the proposal. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

BERGDAHL-SCREENWRITER

RALEIGH — An Oscar-winning filmmaker has asked a judge to prevent the military from forcing him to turn over interviews with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Attorneys for screenwriter Mark Boal filed a complaint Wednesday in a California federal court seeking to block an upcoming subpoena from North Carolina-based military prosecutors. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— SEA TURTLE RELEASE, from BALD HEAD ISLAND — Seven loggerhead sea turtles that had never before been in the ocean are now swimming in the green waters of the Atlantic off North Carolina. SENT: 120 words.

— SECOND HOMICIDE, from CARTHAGE — Deputies are investigating the second homicide in as many days in Moore County west of Fayetteville. SENT: 90 words.

— CSX TERMINAL-WILMINGTON, from WILMINGTON — Plans by CSX Corp. to invest $160 million in an intermodal rail hub near Rocky Mount will mean new rail services for the Port of Wilmington. SENT: 90 words.

— CHARLOTTE SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS, from CHARLOTTE — Records show Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools suspended nearly 1,000 students last year, just among students from pre-kindergarten through second grade. SENT: 130 words.

— CAROLINAS BREAKDOWNS, from CHARLOTTE — Despite smarter cars, motorists in the Carolinas are being stranded in record numbers. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

FBC–ACC MEDIA DAYS-TV NETWORK

CHARLOTTE — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league has extended its media deal with ESPN through the 2035-36 season, which includes the eventual launch of an ACC TV channel. Speaking at his annual forum during the ACC Kickoff media days, Swofford said the ACC Network is scheduled to launch in August 2019. There will also be the creation of a digital channel that will be online next month. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 480 words, AP Photos NCCB104, NCCB105, NCCB103, NCCB101, NCCB102.

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