BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

POLITICAL NEWCOMER’S ASCENT

MOORESVILLE — A gun store owner who’s never run for office has a good chance at becoming North Carolina’s newest congressman after winning a crowded primary in a topsy-turvy election season. The improbable political ascent of Republican Ted Budd is owed in large part to spending by the conservative Club for Growth super PAC. His Democratic opponent, meanwhile, says voters should be suspicious of a half-million dollars in outside support that helped Budd win the Republican nomination. By Jonathan Drew And Tom Foreman Jr. SENT: 720 words, photo.

FAILURE COUNSELING

GREENVILLE — East Carolina University is starting an “adulting” counseling program to help students deal with failure and other pitfalls of growing up. The school was prompted to begin the program after noticing an increase in counseling appointments — 9,000 appointments were quested last school year, an increase of 1,800 appointments in just two years, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Virginia Hardy said. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-OLYMPIC PROTECTION

CHARLOTTE __ When the U.S. Olympic rowers put on their training suits in Rio de Janeiro, it will represent their dedication to a sport that requires near-perfect synchrony of movement and form. But for Keith Sherrill, it will be a sigh of relief after working to develop and produce the suits for over a year and a half at the Speizman International Seamless Development Lab in Charlotte. By Keith A. Larsen, The Charlotte Observer. SENT: 850 words, photos as an AP Member Exchange.

IN BRIEF:

— LGBT RIGHTS-MCCRORY, from RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration says money transferred from a disaster relief fund to his office won’t be used to defend House Bill 2 in court as legislators directed it should. SENT: APNewsNow.

— PRINCEVILLE POLICE, from PRINCEVILLE — Officials in Princeville have created a task force to try to bring back a police department to the Edgecombe County town. SENT: APNewsNow.

— FAYETTEVILLE SHOOTING SEARCH, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say they have found a 17-year-old wanted on a murder charge from Fayetteville has been found by police in Greensboro. SENT: APNewsNow.

— ROBBERY-DOG KILLED, from GREENSBORO — Authorities say someone robbed a man as he walked his dog in Greensboro, beating him and shooting and killing the animal. SENT: APNewsNow.

— BULLETPROOF VESTS-DONOR, from FAYETTEVILLE — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says an anonymous donor has given the department $10,000 to buy bulletproof vests for deputies. SENT: APNewsNow.

SPORTS:

FBC-NORTH CAROLINA-MEDIA DAY

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s high-scoring offense was strong enough to overcome any defensive shortcomings last season. The Tar Heels have a new quarterback but plenty of offensive potential again. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos by 5 p.m.

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