BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

VOTER ID LAWSUITS

RALEIGH — Far-reaching voting changes in North Carolina approved by Republicans three years ago and upheld by a federal judge now head to an appeals court that previously sided with those challenging the law on racial grounds. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled oral arguments Tuesday, just two months after a lower court ruled photo identification requirements to vote in person, early-voting restrictions and other changes violated neither the federal Voting Rights Act nor the Constitution. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 620 words.

FARMWORKERS-HEALTH INSURANCE

DUNN — Some seasonal agricultural workers were finishing a meal after a long day of planting sweet potato seeds when Julie Pittman pulled into to their camp. Up since dawn, they had worked through an 80-degree day that was just beginning to cool off. Now, Pittman, a paralegal with the Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina, wanted to get their attention. By Alejandra Cancino. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

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GAY MARRIAGE-ONE YEAR

NEW YORK — On a Friday evening almost a year ago, the White House was awash in rainbow-colored lights, celebrating the momentous Supreme Court ruling that led to nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage. Across the country, gays and lesbians embraced and partied and in some cases scrambled to arrange can’t-wait-another-day weddings. “Love Wins!” was the catchphrase of the moment. By David Crary. SENT: 1,920 words, photos.

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EXCHANGE-SOCIAL WORK STRESS

CARTHAGE — Susan Reeves had been a Moore County Child Protective Services case manager for about five years when she decided she couldn’t take it any longer. Reeves said a doctor had told her she was suffering from severe anxiety brought on by the stress of her job with the Department of Social Services. By Greg Barnes, The Fayetteville Observer. SENT: 930 words as an AP Member Exchange.

IN BRIEF:

— SMALL-TOWN HANGING, from RALEIGH — A civil rights group says the mother of a black teen whose body was found hanging from a swing set by a dog leash and a belt that didn’t belong to him are satisfied federal authorities did a thorough investigation that determined the death was a suicide. SENT: APNewsNow.

— ELIZABETH CITY STATE-ACCREDITATION, from ELIZABETH CITY — The agency that reviews accreditation for Elizabeth City State University has warned the historically black college it needs to improve its financial aid practices or it could end up on probation. SENT: APNewsNow.

— ROBBERY SHOOTING, from JACKSONVILLE — A man found guilty of the lesser offense of voluntary manslaughter in a shooting during a robbery that started as a drug deal has been sentenced to at least five years in prison. SENT: APNewsNow.

— GREENSBORO MAYOR-LAWYERS, from GREENSBORO — The city of Greensboro has paid about $8,500 to lawyers who gave the city’s mayor advice before she gave a deposition in a lawsuit. SENT: APNewsNow.

— NASH COUNTY SHOOTING, from SPRING HOPE — Authorities say they have arrested four people in the killing of a man outside his parents’ home, including three people who they say knew the shooting was going to take place. SENT: APNewsNow.

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