RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A leading Republic legislator doesn't like what he's seeing from the panel describing possible constitutional amendments, and he wants North Carolina lawmakers to return to Raleigh soon for a special legislative session. State Rep. David Lewis of Harnett County said Saturday the commission writing official summaries explaining the constitutional changes could put its spin on the title describing each amendment.
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) - A second suspect is facing charges after a North Carolina deputy was shot during a traffic stop and the gunman later killed in a shootout with law officers. News outlets report the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office charged 47-year-old James Edgar Roberts with helping the gunman after the shooting.
SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina taxpayers may buy out a developer who wants to build expansive beach homes on part of a barrier island considered so fragile that public money can't be spent on flood insurance, disaster recovery or utilities. The News & Observer reported the state is prepared to pay to prevent the developer from turning the marshlands and dunes on Sunset Beach into plots for nearly two dozen eight-bedroom homes.
SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man is the eighth victim of the rough Outer Banks surf during this year's beach vacation season. News outlets report 32-year-old Kenny Ray Gooch of Powells Point died Thursday after trying to save his girlfriend's sons from a rip current.
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