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AP-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC

June 11, 2018

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

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RALEIGH — Civil rights groups in North Carolina vow to fight proposals to require voters to show identification before casting ballots and to allow towns to operate charter schools within larger school districts. The North Carolina NAACP said both proposals are meant to roll the state back to the time before the civil rights movement and is threatening to sue. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.


ATLANTA — Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before civil rights marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88. Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn’t specify a cause of death. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 450 words. AP Photo VAPET101.


— HOUSE FIRE DEATHS, from KENLY — A father and son have died in a house fire in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— DRIVEWAY SHOOTING DEATH, from CHARLOTTE — A man has died after being shot in the driveway of a home in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE TRAINEES ARRESTED, from GREENVILLE — Two police trainees have been arrested after a fight in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— BATHROOM SHOOTING DEATH, from MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Two North Carolina men have been charged in the shooting death of a man near a South Carolina beach bathroom. SENT: 130 words.

— WILD HORSE KILLED, from COROLLA — A wild horse who was run over by a car on a North Carolina beach has died. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 130 words.



LUBBOCK, Texas — Duke has won five consecutive elimination games in the NCAA Tournament. Win one more, and the Blue Devils will go to their first College World Series since 1961. They play Game 3 of their super regional at Texas Tech, which is trying to get to Omaha for the third time in five seasons. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 4 p.m.


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