BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Jonathan Drew.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Johnny Small was just 15 when police came to arrest him in 1988 — so young he assumed he was in trouble for a curfew violation. Instead, police charged him with first-degree murder of a woman who owned a tropical-fish store — a place Small says he’d never even visited. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 800 words, AP Photos.


FARMVILLE, N.C. – Women looking for a little something different can find it at a gun boutique just down the road from Rocky Mount in downtown Farmville. Jessica’s Gun Shop opened on the corner of Main and Wilson streets last month, filling a vacant building and bringing products to Farmville that otherwise may not exist. By Lindell John Kay of the Rocky Mount Telegram. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 500 words moved in advance for use in Monday editions.


— CAMPAIGN 2016-FAYETTEVILLE DEPUTIES — A North Carolina sheriff’s office has changed its procedures for an upcoming Donald Trump rally after an altercation at a previous one. SENT: 130 words.

— FLOOD WATCH — Forecasters say slow moving thunderstorms could bring up to 5 inches of rain to parts of the North Carolina mountains, foothills and Piedmont. SENT: 130 words.

— CHARLESTON AIRFARES — Government statistics show that airfares for Charleston, South Carolina, have been dropping in recent years. SENT: 130 words.



RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State has three leading contenders to take over at quarterback in a new offense. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos by 5 p.m.


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