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LGBT RIGHTS-COMIC BOOK
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Comic book characters have long fought against supervillains, mad scientists and alien invaders, but on the cover of new comic book out this week, a superheroine takes on North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, widely known as the bathroom bill. Ssalefish Comics, in the Silas Creek Crossing shopping center, has commissioned an exclusive cover for “Alters” No. 1, a new series from AfterShock Comics that focuses on Chalice, a transgender superheroine. The cover makes fun of HB2 by depicting Chalice holding up a unisex symbol to replace the sign on a bathroom door. By Tim Clodfelter. The Winston-Salem Journal. An AP Member Exchange
— BOY MAULED BY DOGS, from CHARLOTTE: The owners of three bull terriers that attacked and seriously injured a 7-year-old boy week after he walked off a school bus have been charged with violating city animal control codes. SENT: 130 words.
— FAYETTEVILLE FIRE DEATH, from FAYETTEVILLE: Police have identified a woman who was found dead after a fire at a Fayetteville home. SENT: 130 words.
— SHELBY OFFICER SHOT, from SHELBY: A Shelby police officer has been shot while serving a warrant. SENT: 130 words.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-UNIONS, from CHARLOTTE: Union members in North Carolina and their leaders are embarking on an eight-week sprint to help elect candidates from the top of the ticket to down-ballot races they say back pro-worker policies. SENT: 130 words.
— NAACP TOUR, from NEW BERN: The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is joining with local chapters and other advocacy groups in a tour to mark what it calls victories against voter suppression. SENT: 130 words.
FBC–NC STATE-EAST CAROLINA
GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina goes for a sixth straight win against Atlantic Coast Conference teams when it hosts North Carolina State on Saturday. By Aaron Beard. Eds: 650 words and photos. Game starts at noon.
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