AP-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to a South Carolina arena hosting two men’s NCAA Tournament games. The group arrived Sunday morning, raising the flag from the back of a pickup truck . They planned to stay throughout the games and be on grounds as fans arrived at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. By Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 510 words, AP Photos SCCB103, SCCB104, SCCB102, SCCB101.


RALEIGH — Wake County sheriff’s deputies say the body of a teen missing after a wreck has been found near a pond. Local media outlets reported that the body of 17-year-old Lauren Maria Jenkins was found Sunday by a pond in some woods near the scene of a wreck Friday night. SENT: 220 words.


AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University hired Iowa State University president Steven Leath on Monday after a six-month presidential search process that some criticized as too opaque since no finalists were named publicly. Trustees unanimously selected the 59-year-old Leath to replace Jay Gogue, who is retiring. SENT: 350 words. Please note N.C. angle.


— ILLEGAL SILICONE INJECTIONS-DEATH, from SALISBURY — Police in North Carolina say a woman faces second-degree murder charges after allegedly injecting a teen with nonmedical silicone in a plastic surgery procedure at her home. SENT: 120 words.

— EXONERATED INMATE-COMPENSATION, from RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill to provide $1.55 million to a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. SENT: 120 words.

— POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA, from DURHAM — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against three police officers involved in a fatal shooting in 2016. SENT: 120 words.

— I-85 WRECK DEATHS, from DURHAM — Police in Durham have released the name of one of two drivers killed in a two-vehicle, wrong-way crash on Interstate 85.

— HIGH POINT DEATH ARREST, from HIGH POINT — A High Point man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his children’s mother. SDENT: 80 words.

— NORTH CAROLINA WILDFIRE, from NEBO — Federal forestry officials say a fire in western North Carolina is only about 10 percent contained. SENT: 130 words.

— WRECK-MISSING TEEN, from RALEIGH — Wake County sheriff’s deputies say the body of a teen missing after a wreck has been found near a pond. SENT: 130 words.



GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament. The league had a record nine bids, but North Carolina is the only one alive in the Sweet 16. And the South Region’s No. 1 seed was fortunate to survive a second-round game against Arkansas to get there. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 850 words, AP Photos SCCB119, UTRB112, OKTG117, SCA152, UTGF136, UTRB126, INMC126, BW151, BW147, SCCB135.


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