BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

RALEIGH — A federal appeals court blocked a North Carolina law requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, ruling Friday that it was enacted “with discriminatory intent.” By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 580 words. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 6 p.m.

MURDER FUGITIVE-ARREST

GREENSBORO — Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday. SENT: 510 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. court hearing.

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— MURDER FUGITIVE-ARREST-THE LATEST.

MONTFORD POINT MARINES

RALEIGH — At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind would recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. “I’ll think about the trials and tribulations we went through to prove that we were good Americans and that we loved our country and were willing to fight for it,” said the 88-year-old Spencer, who served 20 years in the Marines and 10 years in the reserves. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos MHX202, MHX201.

POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA-PROTEST

ASHEVILLE — Police in North Carolina have begun delivering citations to activists who last week protested the shooting death of a black man by an Asheville officer, a move that one city council member says “raises the specter of a police state.” The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/2a9bPNX) more than 20 people have been cited for a July 21 march and sit-in at the police department about the shooting death of 35-year-old Jai Williams, who died July 2. The most common charge is impeding the flow of traffic, police department spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said. SENT: 380 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CAPE HATTERAS FISHING, from BUXTON — A popular surf-fishing spot near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is open to fishing and four-wheel drive vehicles earlier than usual this summer. SENT: 130 words.

— SIT-IN MUSEUM-DEBT, from GREENSBORO — Officials with the museum that honors the 1960 sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro say they won’t meet next week with city council members next week to help determine how much the museum owes taxpayers. SENT: 130 words.

— MAN SHOT-NORTH CAROLINA, from ARCHDALE — An investigation has cleared four North Carolina police officers involved in the 2015 fatal shooting of a man. SENT: 120 words.

SPORTS:

FBN–PANTHERS-NEWTON MVP ENCORE

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Cam Newton was named the league’s MVP last season, scoring 45 TDs and leading the Panthers to the Super Bowl. So what can he do for an encore, other than to win a Super Bowl? By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words by 6 p.m. AP Photos.

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