AP-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina legislators are moving bills rapidly through the halls of the General Assembly as Republicans aim to close the two-year session by the end of the month. Both the House and Senate GOP leaders have said they want to approve their favored bills that could be subject to Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto by Friday. That would give time after to attempt to override vetoes and to debate proposed constitutional amendments, such as photo identification to vote. UPCOMING: 560 words by 7 p.m.


MONTAUK, N.Y. — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since migrated to warmer waters. By Robin McDowell, Margie Mason And Martha Mendoza. SENT: 3,030 words, photos.



— POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA, from CHARLOTTE — Prosecutors say they will not charge a police officer who shot a man who charged at him with a knife in February in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— CARNEY-CANCER, from RALEIGH — A longtime North Carolina lawmaker who’s suffered heart troubles for years that nearly caused her death at the Legislative Building is facing a new health challenge. SENT: 130 words.

— PARK CLOSED, from CHIMNEY ROCK — A park in western North Carolina is reopening after a retaining wall at a parking lot collapsed last month after a week of heavy rain. SENT: 130 words.

— CHEMICAL RIVER, from ST. PAULS — A chemical company executive says he hopes residents near a North Carolina plant will one day be proud to have the operation in their community. SENT: 130 words.

— SPIRIT AIRLINES-NORTH CAROLINA. from WINSTON-SALEM — Spirit Airlines will be offering new flights from North Carolina to Florida in September. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER-SHOPLIFTING, from CHARLOTTE — A police officer in North Carolina charged with shoplifting from a grocery store faces more charges. SENT: 130 words.

— AMMUNITION PLANT-FIRE, from RADFORD, Va. — One of three patients being treated for injuries sustained during a fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has been discharged from a North Carolina hospital. SENT: 130 words.

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