BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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REIDSVILLE — The suspect in a deadly Florida shooting evaded capture for decades in a mundane manner, according to authorities and friends: He got married, settled in this quiet town and ran a wallpaper store. People say the man they knew as James Manion and his wife were cordial but quiet, blending into the community of about 14,000 near the Virginia border. Manion made sure his dog Prancer received regular haircuts. He voted Republican in several elections, and he was seen working in his tree-shaded yard. By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew. SENT: 720 words, AP Photo NCSF202.


CLEVELAND — Federal authorities have arrested a North Carolina man who they say had been in contact with two men who ambushed an event in Texas where the Muslim prophet Mohammad was being depicted in cartoons. Thirty-five-year-old Erick Jamal Hendricks was arrested in Charlotte on a federal complaint filed in Cleveland. Authorities say he tried to recruit and train people to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. on behalf of the Islamic State group. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


RALEIGH — Republican nominee for vice president Mike Pence is campaigning again in North Carolina, a battleground state running mate Donald Trump probably needs in his column to win the White House this November. The Indiana governor planned to participate in a “town hall” meeting Thursday morning in downtown Raleigh before heading to campaign events in Norfolk, Virginia, later in the day. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos from 10 a.m. event.


— CAROLINA BEACH FIRES, from WILMINGTON — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting he set a fire that killed two women in an oceanfront condominium complex at a North Carolina beach. SENT: 120 words.

— FACE VEIL-DOLLAR STORE, from GARY, Ind. — A dollar store chain says it regrets that an employee told a woman was to leave one of its Indiana stores because of her Muslim face veil. SENT: 120 words.

— AMOEBA-RELATED DEATH, from CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County officials are trying to decide if the county or state will end up monitoring water quality at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. SENT: 130 words.

— FLOOD WATCH, from STATESVILLE — A flash flood watch has been issued for much of western North Carolina as forecasters warn slow moving storms could dump inches of rain in just a few hours. SENT: 130 words.

— EARNS-DUKE ENERGY, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $509 million. SENT: 130 words.

— FAYETTEVILLE SHOOTING SEARCH, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say a 17-year-old has been charged with robbing and killing a man who ran a Fayetteville mobile home park in his office. SENT: 130 words.

— HEROIN BUST-BRUNSWICK COUNTY, from BOLIVIA — A North Carolina will serve more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to what authorities say was the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County history. SENT: 130 words.

— STORE CLERK KILLED, from ASHOSKIE — Authorities say a female clerk has been killed and two men hurt in a shooting at a Hertford County convenience store. SENT: 130 words.

— ROCKINGHAM OFFICIAL-ARREST, from WENTWORTH A Rockingham County official has been arrested on an embezzlement charge. SENT: 130 words.

— PIT BULL SHOT, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities are investigating after they say a police officer shot a pit bull in Fayetteville. SENT: 130 words.



SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers was the goat of the Super Bowl, allowing three sacks — including two to Von Miller which resulted in sack-fumbles and led directly to 14 points in Carolina’s 24-10 loss to the Broncos. Remmers is still young, but will his career forever be defined by one football game? How have other Super Bowl goats bounced back? By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, AP photos.


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