BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Skip Foreman.

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TOP STORIES:

MINISTER-SAME SEX MARRIAGE

CHARLOTTE — A United Methodist Church pastor in Charlotte, North Carolina, will keep her job after performing a same-sex wedding at her church earlier this year. The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/2c5o1Qz ) that the Rev. Val Rosenquist won’t face a church trial for performing the ceremony, either. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-HERMINE-DAMAGE, from MANTEO — A preliminary assessment shows Tropical Storm Hermine caused damages of at least $2.5 million to 657 buildings in Dare County, including a home that was destroyed. SENT: 130 words.

— ELK PROBLEMS, from CLYDE — A hearing is set this week in western North Carolina on new rules for managing the elk population. SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL HOUSE FIRE, from FAYETTEVILLE — One person and three dogs have been found dead following a house fire in Fayetteville. SENT: 130 words.

— YANCEYVILLE SHOOTING, from YANCEYVILLE — A father and son have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left two brothers wounded last week at a Caswell County cookout. SENT: 130 words.

— PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER-CHARGES, from WILMINGTON — A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver has pleaded guilty in the death of a Wilmington man who was struck in May. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

FBN–PANTHERS-BENJAMIN PLAYING TIME

CHARLOTTE — While Kelvin Benjamin is returning to the Carolina Panthers offense, he may not play as much as he did as a rookie. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday he wants to limit the 6-foot-5, 245-pound wide receiver’s snaps to 30-35 per game this season. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. SENT: 450 words, AP Photos NY190, NY191.

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