BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

MAJORITY LEADER-RESIGNATION

RALEIGH — A top leader for House Republicans said Monday he’s leaving the North Carolina General Assembly weeks before the final stretch of his re-election campaign, saying he needs to care for his aging parents and find other work to support himself financially. House Majority Leader Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, said he was resigning effective Tuesday. Hager was facing an unaffiliated candidate — no Democratic nominee — in the strongly Republican 112th District. Leaving now should enable his party to get the name of a replacement nominee on the ballot. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 520 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FIRED POLICE-LAWSUIT, from WINSTON-SALEM — A judge has upheld a jury verdict which found Mocksville’s town manager liable for wrongfully firing three police officers in 2011 after they made telephone calls to state officials to report allegations of corruption. SENT: 120 words.

— PARENTS OVERDOSE-CHILDREN, from GASTONIA — Gastonia police say two children were forced to run for help after their parents overdosed on heroin. SENT: 130 words.

— 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.

SPORTS:

BKO-US-POLARIZING COACHES

RIO DE JANEIRO — You love them now, right America? Mike Krzyzewski and Geno Auriemma may have their haters in college basketball, but this is the Olympics. This is when patriotic pride trumps school spirit, when there is no Tar Heel blue, only red, white and blue. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 800 words, AP Photos OBKO122, OBKL127, OBKO222.

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