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.


— VOTER ID-NORTH CAROLINA, from RALEIGH — An appeals court has quickly decided it won’t delay enforcement of its ruling striking down North Carolina’s photo identification requirement and other election restrictions, including reducing early in-person voting by seven days. SENT: 120 words.

— TRANSGENDER BATHROOM-NORTH CAROLINA, from CHARLOTTE — The superintendent of a North Carolina school system is delaying new rules that would have let transgender students use school bathrooms and locker rooms based on the gender they identify with. SENT: 120 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.



SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers made history on Thursday by holding a joint practice with a high school football team. The Spartanburg High School Vikings went through warmups and had a chance to interact with Carolina’s coaches and players at Wofford College before breaking off and doing their own work on an adjacent field. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. SENT: 490 words, AP Photos SCCB105, SCCB105, SCCB106.


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