BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Jack Jones.

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CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Observer reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have destroyed rape kits from about 1,000 cases during the past 16 years, even though evidence from sexual assault exams is used to identify and prosecute rapists. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 300 Words.


HICKORY, N.C. — For 67-year-old instructor Lynn Preslar of Taylorsville, teaching wasn’t only about grades, books and material, it also was about providing students with the right tools while growing up and professionalism, he said. After 41 years of instructing in the architectural program, Architectural Technology, at Catawba Valley Community College, Preslar retired, he said. An AP Member Exchange by Valerie Buccio, Hickory Daily Record. SENT: 750 words.


– NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-MCCRORY, from RALEIGH —North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered American and state flags on state property lowered to half-staff through sunset on Thursday in memory of those killed in the Orlando nightclub shootings. SENT: 130 words.

— WILSON HOMICIDE, from WILSON — Police in Wilson are investigating a weekend homicide. Police tell local media outlets that they responded to a home in Wilson about 10 Friday night and found the body of 41-year-old Kenan Lamont Newton. SENT: 70 words.

– WINSTON-SALEM HOMICIDE, from WINSTON-SALEM — Police say two people face charges stemming from the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man in Winston-Salem. SENT: 130 words.

— STATE INMATE DEATH, from WINDSOR — Authorities are investigating after an inmate died following a fight at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor in eastern North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— DOUBLE FATAL LANCASTER COUNTY, FROM INDIAN LAND, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a South Carolina man and a North Carolina resident were killed in a five-car collision in Lancaster County. SENT: 100 words.

— CHARLOTTE SHOOTING from CHARLOTTE — Police in Charlotte are investigating after one man was killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment. SENT: 90 words.


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