BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER-HERMINE

UNDATED — Tropical Storm Hermine lost hurricane strength over land but was intensifying Saturday along the Atlantic Coast, threatening heavy rain, wind and storm surges on its northward march. Hermine (her-MEEN) already caused 2 deaths, damaged homes and businesses and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 430 words, photos. Will be updated.

With: —TROPICAL WEATHER-HERMINE-THE LATEST

RED WOLVES

RALEIGH — The fate of the world’s remaining wild population of red wolves will be decided soon. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to announce in September whether it will maintain, modify or abandon a 30-year effort to return the wolves to the wild in eastern North Carolina. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 590 words, photos.

POLICE OFFICER-SHOTS FIRED

RALEIGH — Authorities say a man whom police in North Carolina shot to death earlier this week had just gone to his girlfriend’s house, showed her a gun and told her she couldn’t leave him. A preliminary report on Monday’s shooting by the Raleigh Police Department says the officers fired at 24-year-old Jaqwan Terry after he pointed his gun at an officer who tackled him after a short chase. SENT: 300 words.

CAMPAIGN 2016-EARLY VOTING

WASHINGTON — Two months before Election Day, early voting kicks off next week in North Carolina, the first in a run of key states where minority voters and young adults who cast ballots in advance could give one of the White House contenders a decisive advantage. For Donald Trump, it’s a major test of whether his recent outreach to non-white groups is translating into votes. In the increasingly diverse battleground states of North Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia — all must-win states for Trump, except Colorado — it’s minorities in particular who can tip the scales. By Hope Yen. SENT: 880 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-AVA GARDNER TRIBUTE

SMITHFIELD — The Hollywood actress Ava Gardner was born just a few miles east of Smithfield. And while she traveled the world and lived much of her later life in Europe, Smithfield remained her home. The late actress is buried here, and the town is home to a museum that showcases her career. By Abbie Bennett, The News & Observer. SENT: 870 words as an AP Member Exchange.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILD ABUSE-DRYER, from BURLINGTON — Police say they have arrested a North Carolina mother and her boyfriend after they put a child under 12 into a clothes dryer. SENT: APNewsNow.

— MISSING WOMAN, from GREENSBORO — Authorities have charged a man with killing his girlfriend almost three months ago even though her body has not been found. SENT: APNewsNow.

— DEPUTY’S HOME-BURGLARY, from WAXHAW — Authorities say a Union County deputy responding to a burglary report at a chief deputy’s home crashed his cruiser. SENT: APNewsNow.

SPORTS:

FBC–T25-NORTH CAROLINA-GEORGIA

ATLANTA — No. 18 Georgia begins the Kirby Smart era with a tough opener against No. 22 North Carolina, which is coming off an 11-win season and looking for a signature victory to solidify its place as a national contender. By Paul Newberry.

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