BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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REIDSVILLE — The suspect in a deadly Florida shooting evaded capture for decades in a mundane manner, according to authorities and friends: He got married, settled in this quiet town and ran a wallpaper store. People say the man they knew as James Manion and his wife were cordial but quiet, blending into the community of about 14,000 near the Virginia border. Manion made sure his dog Prancer received regular haircuts. He voted Republican in several elections, and he was seen working in his tree-shaded yard. By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew. SENT: 720 words, AP Photo NCSF202.


CLEVELAND — A North Carolina man arrested Thursday on accusations that he tried to recruit people to join the Islamic State group had communicated with one of two men shot dead by a police officer in Garland, Texas, during an attack at an event where the Prophet Muhammad was being depicted in cartoons, the FBI said. Erick Jamal Hendricks, 35, was arrested Thursday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, on a charge filed in Cleveland of providing material support to a terrorist group. A federal magistrate in Charlotte ordered that Hendricks be detained and assigned a federal public defender, who did not return telephone messages. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 730 words, AP Photo NCPX101.


CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy’s second-quarter profit fell more than 6 percent due to unfavorable weather conditions, but its adjusted earnings beat Wall Street expectations. The electric utility also said Thursday that its $4.9 billion acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas is on track. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. SENT: 210 words.


— ADMINISTRATOR-EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE, from NEW BERN — Authorities in Craven County say the former administrator of a women’s medical practice has been accused of stealing nearly $900,000. SENT: 130 words.

— TRIPLE SHOOTING-STORE, from AHOSKIE — Police in northeastern North Carolina are looking for two people connected to a deadly shooting at a convenience store. SENT: 100 words.

— FATAL HIT-AND-RUN-ARREST, from FAYETTEVILLE — Police in Fayetteville have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal hit-and-run. SENT: 130 words.

— CAROLINA BEACH FIRES, from WILMINGTON — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting he set a fire that killed two women in an oceanfront condominium complex at a North Carolina beach. SENT: 120 words.

— FACE VEIL-DOLLAR STORE, from GARY, Ind. — A dollar store chain says it regrets that an employee told a woman to leave one of its Indiana stores because of her Muslim face veil. SENT: 120 words.

— AMOEBA-RELATED DEATH, from CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County officials are trying to decide if the county or state will end up monitoring water quality at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. SENT: 130 words.

— FLOOD WATCH, from STATESVILLE — A flash flood watch has been issued for much of western North Carolina as forecasters warn slow moving storms could dump inches of rain in just a few hours. SENT: 130 words.

— EARNS-DUKE ENERGY, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $509 million. SENT: 130 words.

— FAYETTEVILLE SHOOTING SEARCH, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say a 17-year-old has been charged with robbing and killing a man who ran a Fayetteville mobile home park in his office. SENT: 130 words.

— HEROIN BUST-BRUNSWICK COUNTY, from BOLIVIA — A North Carolina will serve more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to what authorities say was the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County history. SENT: 130 words.

— STORE CLERK KILLED, from ASHOSKIE — Authorities say a female clerk has been killed and two men hurt in a shooting at a Hertford County convenience store. SENT: 130 words.

— ROCKINGHAM OFFICIAL-ARREST, from WENTWORTH A Rockingham County official has been arrested on an embezzlement charge. SENT: 130 words.

— PIT BULL SHOT, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities are investigating after they say a police officer shot a pit bull in Fayetteville. SENT: 130 words.



SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the idea of labelling right tackle Mike Remmers as a Super Bowl goat is completely absurd. Sure, Remmers got beat twice on the edge by Von Miller last February, resulting in a pair of strip-sacks against Cam Newton that led to 15 points in a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. SENT: 730 words, AP Photos SCCB101, SCCB104, SCCB103, SCCB102.


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