BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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ASHEVILLE — Hillary Clinton “owes the state of North Carolina a very big apology,” Donald Trump thundered, condemning the loss of manufacturing jobs due to free-trade deals supported by the Democratic presidential nominee. The attack line drew no more than polite applause at his event last week in Charlotte. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 890 words, with AP Photos.


RALEIGH — Voters in tightly contested North Carolina have seen the presidential candidates and their surrogates a lot this summer. What helps make the state such a political hot spot is that voting begins before anywhere else. Election officials begin mailing ballots Sept. 9 to any registered voter in North Carolina who formally requested one. That’s the earliest in the country and 60 days before the Nov. 8 election. By Gary Robertson. SENT: 560 words.


WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton heads into the fall out front in enough states to give her at least a tie in the Electoral College, meaning a victory in any of the several states now a toss-up would be enough to push her over the top and into the White House. By Emily Swanson. SENT: 530 words.


The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry. Now millennials have edged out baby boomers as the largest living generation in U.S. history, and more than 75 million of them have come of age. How they vote on Nov. 8 will shape the political landscape for years to come. What they share is a palpable sense of disillusionment. By Gillian Flaccus, Tamara Lush and Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,990 words in advance to hold for release Monday at 12:01 A.M. EDT., with photos and video. With an abridged version


LENOIR — A Lenoir police officer was justified in fatally shooting a gun-toting man at a northwest North Carolina Walmart store, adding the officer prevented bystanders from being hurt, the local district attorney said. SENT: 270 words.


WINSTON-SALEM — “Amazing” and “gorgeous” are words that Dr. Edgar Marks uses to describe the new Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education. “I was in this building when it was a tobacco factory,” Marks said on a recent visit to the center in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem. “It doesn’t resemble a factory now.” By Fran Daniel, Winston-Salem Journal. An AP Member Exchange. Pursuing photos


— BOYS SHOT, from DURHAM — Police are trying to find out why a teenager and two younger boys were shot in Durham. SENT: 50 words.



GREENSBORO — Si Woo Kim brings a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Wyndham Championship. Kim was at 18-under 192 through 72 holes and is chasing his first PGA Tour victory. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


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