BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Meg Kinnard.

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TOP STORIES:

LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. —The fate of the North Carolina law governing transgender restroom access rests in the hands of a judge appointed by President George W. Bush who recently sided with the state’s Republican leaders by upholding a voter ID law — but just had that decision overturned by a federal appeals court. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 860 words.

FASHION TRUCK

RALEIGH, N.C. — When Emily Sexton was a student at Elon University, she took her first trip abroad, journeying to Honduras. Like many other young travelers, her “eyes were opened” to the different working standards and living conditions that existed a plane ride away. She volunteered at a hospital and orphanage, where she witnessed the devastating effects of poverty. But unlike many people, she decided to do something about it. By Madison Iszler. The News & Observer of Raleigh. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 590 words.

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IN BRIEF:

— PAWNSHOP CRASH, from GARNER: Authorities are looking for a driver they say crashed a stolen car into a pawnshop before searching for guns inside the building. SENT; 130 words.

— AIRMAN KILLED, from GOLDSBORO: Goldsboro police are investigating after the shooting death of an airman assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. SENT: 130 words.

— NCSU-BODY FOUND, from RALEIGH: Authorities are working to identify the body of a person found in a parking lot at North Carolina State University. SENT: 130 words.

— CONCERT STABBING, from CHARLOTTE: The family of a man stabbed to death three years ago during a Charlotte concert is planning a memorial service to spotlight the unsolved case. SENT: 130 words.

— BANKING SCHOOL, from CHAPEL HILL: Bankers are going back to school as they aim to sharpen their money skills. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

PANTHERS-BENJAMIN’S IMPACT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Kelvin Benjamin’s impact on the Carolina Panthers offense has been huge since his return to practice following a torn ACL. He’s clearly been the early MVP of training camp, and offensive coordinator Mike Shula says reintegrating Benjamin into the offense won’t be an issue. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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