BC-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC

January 13, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Happy New Year! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Martha Waggoner.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HIGH POINT — For 17 years, Shannon Newby had believed she wouldn't be able to have any more children. So in late 2014, when she and her husband, Dwight, learned Shannon was seven weeks pregnant, you could've knocked them over with a pacifier. Then they learned their boy would have Down syndrome. By Jimmy Tolin, the High Point Enterprise. SENT: 1630 words. Also moved in advance as an AP Member Exchange. AP Photos.


— THREE BILLBOARDS-NC TOURISM, from RALEIGH — North Carolina is promoting the locations where the award-winning "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was filmed as tourist destinations. SENT: 130 words.

— BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY DONATION, from ASHEVILLE — A Florida man has donated five undeveloped home sites that will add to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT, from RALEIGH — Transportation officials in North Carolina say the state's program of rail infrastructure improvements is complete. SENT: 130 words.

— HIGHWAY PATROL-INTERN PROGRAM, from RALEIGH — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is launching this month a 40-hour high school internship program designed to increase positive relationships among youth across the state. SENT: 130 words.



DURHAM — No. 7 Duke looks to extend its home-court dominance over instate rival Wake Forest, which hasn't won at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1997. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words from noon start. AP Photos.


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