BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA

WINSTON-SALEM — A federal judge lobbed tough questions at GOP lawyers Monday as he considered whether to block a North Carolina legal measure governing transgender bathroom access, asking pointedly how the law was making people safer. The Republican lawyers urged U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder to deny the preliminary injunction sought by transgender plaintiffs, but the judge said he’d issue a ruling later. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 660 words.

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— LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

— TRENCH COLLAPSE-DEATH, from ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities in Edgecombe County say a man was killed when the walls of a trench collapsed on him in Rocky Mount. SENT: 60 words.

— MCCRORY-BILL SIGNINGS, from RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory decided against signing one bill sent by the legislature because money appropriated to defend House Bill 2 originated from a disaster relief fund. SENT: 110 words.

— DUKE ENERGY-RECORD USAGE, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy customers cranked up their air conditioners last week and set a record in the process. SENT: 110 words.

— AUTO WRECK RING, from GREENVILLE — Investigators with the N.C. Department of Insurance say 10 Pitt County residents are accused of being part of a staged auto accident ring. SENT: 100 words.

— CATAWBA TUBING DEATH, from ROCK HILL, S.C. — Rock Hill police are investigating the death of a woman who died in a weekend tubing accident on the Catawba River. SENT: 80 words.

— MISSING MAN-LAKE, from WHITE LAKE — Searchers have recovered the body of a man who went missing while tubing on White Lake over the weekend. SENT: 90 words.

— FLIP-FLOP BANDIT, from LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The FBI is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial bank robber whom investigators have dubbed the “flip-flop bandit.” SENT: 110 words.

— FATAL HIT-AND-RUN, from NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A Wilmington, North Carolina, man is charged in a fatal weekend hit-and-run in North Myrtle Beach. SENT: 110 words.

— MOTORCYCLE FATAL-ID, from NEWELL, S.D. — Authorities have identified a 65-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash near Newell. SENT: 60 words. Please note N.C. angle.

— MOTORCYCLIST CRASH, from RALEIGH — Authorities in Raleigh are investigating a deadly early morning crash involving a motorcyclist. SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL CRASH-HORSES, from ROUGEMONT — Officials say two horses wandering on a highway have died after they were hit by a vehicle in Durham County. SENT: 130 words.

— MISSING SWIMMER FOUND, from ATKINSON — Authorities say the body of missing swimmer has been found in Black River. SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN, from WINSTON-SALEM — Authorities are investigating after they say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed behind a church in Winston-Salem. SENT: 130 words.

— MISSING MAN-LAKE, from WHITE LAKE, N.C. — Authorities are continuing to search for a South Carolina man who went missing while tubing on White Lake. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

FBC–NC STATE-PRACTICE

RALEIGH — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren got his first look Monday at how well his players have learned a new offense after a summer of study. The Wolfpack opened preseason practice with the question of who will start at quarterback at the helm of an attack installed by new offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 370 words, AP Photos NCGB105, NCGB107, NCGB108, NCGB106, NCGB103, NCGB104, NCGB101, NCGB102.

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