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RALEIGH — A top leader for House Republicans is leaving the North Carolina General Assembly three months before he was likely to keep his legislative seat on Election Day. House Majority Leader Mike Hager of Rutherfordton said Monday he was resigning effective Tuesday from his seat in the foothills. In an interview, he cited the need to care for aging parents and support himself financially. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.
— NORTH CAROLINA-MALL SHOOTING, from RALEIGH — Police say they’ve found no evidence of any gunfire and can’t explain what kind of loud noise led people to flee in fright from a busy North Carolina shopping mall. SENT: 120 words, AP Photos NCRAL201, NY115, NY116, NY117.
— JOHNSON C. SMITH SESQUICENTENNIAL, from CHARLOTTE: Johnson C. Smith University is kicking off a yearlong celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding. SENT: 130 words.
— RALEIGH GARAGE SHOOTING-LAWYER, from RALEIGH — The family of a black North Carolina man shot to death in a neighborhood confrontation in Raleigh has hired the lawyer representing two other black men who were killed by white police officers. SENT: 140 words, AP Photos NCRAL101, NCRAL102, NCJD101.
— CHICKEN WASTE FIRE, from RALEIGH: A barn on a research farm at North Carolina State University has burned. SENT: 130 words.
— HOMEOWNER FED UP, from RALEIGH: A North Carolina man says he’s getting close to giving up on his home in Raleigh after it was hit by a driver for the sixth time. SENT: 130 words.
— FATAL SHOOTING-RALEIGH, from RALEIGH: Authorities say two teenagers have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in Raleigh. SENT: 130 words.
— SPORTS BAR SHOOTING, from RALEIGH: Police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting at a Raleigh sports bar that left one woman dead and another injured. SENT: 130 words.
— SHOOTING DEATH-CHARLOTTE, from CHARLOTTE: Authorities say a 52-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting in east Charlotte. SENT: 130 words.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-KAINE, from ASHEVILLE: Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is making a couple of campaign stops in North Carolina this week. SENT: 130 words.
FBC–NORTH CAROLINA-OFFENSIVE LINE
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has plenty of experience back on its offensive line. An injury to starter John Ferranto has caused a bit of a shuffle during training camp. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.
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