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TOP STORIES:

CHARLOTTE-REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

CHARLOTTE — Some members of Charlotte's Democratic dominated City Council are suggesting they should turn down the 2200 Republican National Convention if the party chooses the North Carolina city later this month. The members said their concerns aren't entirely political. Some worry dangerous protesters could take over the city. Others say President Donald Trump is too divisive of a figure and a Republican convention when he isn't in office would be fine. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-STITCHES IN TIME

STATESVILLE — A collection of antique Singer sewing machines reside in the spare bedroom of Carol Leach's two-story Statesville home. Some are heavy, some light. Some are adorned with gold paint, and the paint on others has worn off. All are covered in dust. By Chloe Moores, Statesville Record & Landmark. SENT: 790 words as an AP Member Exchange.

IN BRIEF:

— HOT WATER, from WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — A long spell of hot, humid weather had the ocean off the southeastern North Carolina coast feeling more like bathwater. SENT: APNewsNow.

— BOYFRIEND KILLED, from MARSHALL — A 50-year-old Georgia woman has been sentenced to life in prison for robbing and killing her former boyfriend in the driveway of his home in the North Carolina mountains. SENT: APNewsNow.

— PROPANE FACILITY EXPLOSION, from CLINTON — An explosion and fire at a propane cylinder plant in North Carolina has injured two workers. SENT: APNewsNow.

— TREE FALL DEATH, from LENOIR — Police in North Carolina say a 78-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his pickup truck. SENT: APNewsNow.

— FIREFIGHTERS INJURED, from WESLEY CHAPEL — Three members of a North Carolina fire department were injured when their fire engine overturned during severe weather. SENT: APNewsNow.

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