BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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WASHINGTON — Election Day isn’t what it used to be. The presidential winner may be all but known by then, thanks to early voting. Beginning Friday, residents in North Carolina can submit absentee mail-in ballots — the first of 37 states and the District Columbia to vote by mail or at polling sites before Nov. 8. Four years ago, about 45.6 million people or 35 percent of the electorate attracted by its convenience voted early, and that number is expected to spike in 2016. By Hope Yen. SENT: 450 words, photo.


COROLLA — Officials in the northern Outer Banks are considering new rules that could limit the size of homes. The Currituck County Planning Board is getting public feedback on the new rules that would limit new houses to one-and-a-half times the size of existing homes and require adequate parking — for example requiring six places for an eight-bedroom home. SENT: 260 words.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Hermine twisted hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, creating large waves in some southern New England beach waters that lured in surfers despite the rough surf and rip currents that kept most beachgoers away on the last day of the long holiday weekend. “These are more seasoned surfers who live for the thrill of these waves,” said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts. By Amy Anthony. SENT: 610 words, photos.


ELIZABETH CITY — Visitors who want to dive deeper into the region’s history have a new option at Museum of the Albemarle. An audio tour is now available at the “Our Story” gallery, adding new details about how the region changed as modes of transportation changed. By Cindy Beamon, The Daily Advance. SENT: 640 words as an AP Member Exchange.


— MALL SHOOTING REPORT, from CHARLOTTE — Police say a report of shots fired inside a North Carolina mall were actually noises heard outside the building. SENT: APNewsNow.

— CLOWNS IN WOODS-NC, from WINSTON-SALEM — Police say they are doing extra patrols in a Winston-Salem neighborhood after two children reported seeing a clown trying to lure kids into the woods with treats. SENT: APNewsNow.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON, from CHARLOTTE — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will campaign Thursday at a historically black university in Charlotte. SENT: APNewsNow.

— SPORTS BAR KILLING, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say two men have been charged with murder after a 52-year-old man was beaten to death in the parking lot of a Fayetteville sports bar. SENT: APNewsNow.

— DONATED POTATOES, from DURHAM — Volunteers at Duke University have helped sort and put into bags for food banks about 20,000 pounds of potatoes that might have been thrown away because they are ugly. SENT: APNewsNow.

— CHARLOTTE AIRPORT-PARKING, from CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Douglas International Airport is increasing some of its parking rates. SENT: APNewsNow.



CHARLOTTE — The Panthers were the highest scoring team in the league last season but fell flat in the Super Bowl managing only 10 points in a loss to the Denver Broncos. Now league MVP Cam Newton has another weapon to work with following the return of Kelvin Benjamin from a knee injury. By Steve Reed. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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