AP-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE-PHOTOGRAPHER’S FILM

WILSON, N.C. — Burk Uzzle welcomed a visitor to his cavernous photography studio in downtown Wilson and quickly ushered the 28-year-old over to the background he had set up. “We have a six-minute sweet spot when the light is perfect,” Uzzle said, watching the sunlight streaming in. He positioned Jerome Fairfax in just the right place, took several test shots and observed the lighting on his subject. He also noticed the young man’s hair. By Lisa Boykin Batts of The Wilson Daily Times. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: Moved in advance for use in Sunday editions.

IN BRIEF:

— Long Leaf Pine Award: A North Carolina civil rights pioneer has received one of the state’s highest honors in a formal ceremony in Greensboro. SENT.

— Taxi Driver Bust: North Carolina Insurance authorities say 70 Charlotte-area taxi and limousine drivers falsely listed the same address in suburban Union County to get a break on auto insurance. SENT.

SPORTS:

BKC–NCAA-SOUTH PREVIEW

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Arkansas loves to play at a fast pace and push tempo under Mike Anderson. That could play right into the hands of top-seeded North Carolina in their second-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region. That’s part of a Sunday bracket that includes Kentucky against Wichita State in Indianapolis along with UCLA against Cincinnati in Sacramento, California. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 750 words and photos by 7 p.m.

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