BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Skip Foreman.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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— HUMAN TRAFFICKING-INDICTMENT, from BALTIMORE — Three people have been indicted in a human trafficking case in Maryland. SENT: 120 words. Please note N.C. angle.

— COTAP-WRONG ANSWER, from RALEIGH — A North Carolina appeals court says a police officer can go to court to fight his blocked advancement after pointing out that the promotion test was marred by wrong answers. SENT: 120 words.

— MECKLENBURG VOTING, from CHARLOTTE — The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections has voted to cut down the number of hours and locations for early voting this year. SENT: 120 words.

— SANFORD HOMICIDE, from SANFORD: One man is dead and a second faces a murder charge following a shooting outside of Sanford in Lee County. SENT: 130 words.

— WILMINGTON HOMICIDE, from WILMINGTON: Wilmington Police are investigating after a Harnett County woman was found dead in a hotel in the city. SENT: 130 words.

— APARTMENT FIRE DEATH-NORTH CAROLINA, from CHARLOTTE: An autopsy report shows a 27-year-old bride-to-be was strangled inside her Charlotte, North Carolina, apartment this summer before it was set on fire. SENT: 130 words.

— SIT-IN MUSEUM-DEBT, from GREENSBORO: The Greensboro City Council will discuss again whether it should write off the nearly $800,000 that the city says a museum owes from a “forgivable loan.” SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL SHOOTING-ROOMMATE, from SANFORD: Deputies say a Sanford man has been accused of fatally shooting his roommate during a fight. SENT: 130 words.

— BURNED BODY-CHARGES, from NEWTON: A Catawba man has pleaded guilty to charges in the death of 22-year-old woman whose remains were found inside a burning vehicle four years ago. SENT: 130 words.

— BOY DROWNS-BEACH, from NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH: Officials say a 5-year-old child drowned at North Topsail Beach over the weekend and his father has been hospitalized. SENT: 130 words.

— MISSING GIRL-NORTH CAROLINA, from GASTONIA: Authorities in North Carolina are searching for a missing 3-year-old girl. SENT: 130 words.



SPARTANBURG, S.C. — As the Panthers wrap up training camp at Wofford College, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said he likes what he sees so far from the team’s three rookie cornerbacks who are looking to replace All-Pro Josh Norman. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


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