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Winston-Salem police: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A man has been killed and a woman has been injured in a shooting in Winston-Salem.

Police were called to a home around 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

Police found a man shot to death in the home. A woman also had been shot and was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Their names have not been released.

Police are working to identify suspects in the shooting.


Coast Guard brings in sick woman off NC coast

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) - The Coast Guard has flown a woman ashore who became ill on a boat about 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach.

The Coast Guard in Wilmington reported the operator of the Poseydon Dive called for help shortly after noon Sunday, saying a 57-year-old woman was losing consciousness.

The Coast Guard station at Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach sent a boat to help. A second boat brought two emergency medical technicians from the Atlantic Beach Fire Department to assist with medical care.

She was brought to shore and taken to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. There was no word on her condition. Her name was not released.


Police look for suspect in Spring Lake killing

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) - Police in Spring Lake are looking for a Fayetteville man in a weekend shooting death.

Investigators have warrants charging 34-year-old Jerri Davis with first-degree murder in Saturday's shooting death of 30-year-old Cary Terell McLean. Police said McLean died from a single gunshot wound.

Police said the men had argued earlier.

They say Davis should be considered armed and dangerous.

Officers think several other people were involved in the death.


Smokies visitors spent more than $734M in 2013

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park.

Officials with the park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border say that spending supported more than 10,000 jobs in the local area.

The 2013 economic benefit figures are slightly lower than the 2012 results. That year visitors spent about $741 million in local communities. The report attributes most of the decline to the 16-day government shutdown in October 2013.

The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists with the U.S. Geological Survey economists. It is available online at www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm.


NCDOT to begin widening of US421/I-40 Business

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - N.C. Department of Transportation work crews are gearing up for widening a two-lane stretch of U.S. 421/Interstate 40 Business in Kernersville.

Crews on Monday will close down the right outside lane of US 421/I-40 Business westbound near Exit 15 at Macy Grove Road. Construction is slated to be complete on Monday, Aug. 4, weather permitting.

The construction is designed to widen and extend Macy Grove Road from Industrial Drive to Mountain Street in Kernersville, including a new interchange at US 421/I-40 Business. The project will increase the traffic capacity along the roadway, which will ease backups and improve flow of critical hospital emergency traffic that uses the highway.

Delays are expected.


NCDOT project to repave road near Elon University

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Department of Transportation is hoping to complete a resurfacing project before students return to Elon University for the fall semester.

Nighttime paving work on a 1.2 mile section of Williamson Avenue starts on Monday. It's scheduled for between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night along the construction route.

One of two lanes will be closed nightly, while both lanes will be open to traffic during the day.

The project is scheduled to end on Aug. 1.

Williamson Avenue serves as a connector route for Elon University. The department says in order to reduce the impact to residents and businesses along the route, NCDOT worked with the town and school leaders to determine the best construction schedule ahead of freshman move-in on Aug. 22.


Greensboro Fire Department to host youth camp

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Greensboro Fire Department is making its annual effort to teach kids how to recognize and respond to fire emergencies.

The department is holding its second annual Youth Fire Camp. It opens on Monday and continues through Friday.

Fire Educator April Robertson says the goal of the camp is to teach children ages 7-10 to recognize, reduce, and escape various hazards. The camp uses interactive animations, hands-on activities, crafts and games to get the message to the kids.

Robertson said the camp also wants to teach children how to react to fire and emergencies, teach them what not to play with and how to get out of a house that's on fire.

The camp concludes with a family cookout and awards ceremony on Friday.


2-year-old boy hit by car in Pender County, dies

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed in Pender County.

The Highway Patrol says the boy was killed Saturday at around 8:30 p.m. at a private home.

Officials say 28-year-old Stevie Wallace was backing up and struck the child. The toddler was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities are still investigating the situation, but no charges have been filed. Troopers have said there was a large gathering at the home that night and that they didn't know if Wallace and the boy were related.


NC Rep. Fulghum dies after cancer diagnosis

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - State Rep. Jim Fulghum has died, weeks after announcing he was being treated for cancer.

Molly Fulghum Heintz says her father died at his Raleigh home on Saturday evening. He was 70 years old.

Heintz says her father was diagnosed in June with esophageal cancer. Earlier this month, he wrote the state and Wake County election boards to pull out of the election for the 15th Senate District seat, citing ongoing treatment.

Last week, Republican Party officials selected John M. Alexander Jr. to replace Fulghum in the race for the seat of Sen. Neal Hunt, who is retiring.

Heintz says funeral services will be held Wednesday at Edenton Street United Methodist in Raleigh. A visitation is planned for the evening before at the church, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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