BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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RALEIGH — 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. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder, a former corporate lawyer known for representing the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, scheduled oral arguments for Monday on whether the state can require transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings that match their birth certificates, rather than their gender identities. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 860 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.



SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Center Ryan Kalil has been a productive football player for the Carolina Panthers, going to five Pro Bowls and twice being selected All-Pro. Now Kalil is setting himself up for success after football. He’s already co-authored a book due out in September and will be helping to produce a remake of the movie “Rocketeers” for Disney along with Blake Griffin. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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