Morning Headlines: Monday, June 29
Yadkin Board To Meet On Hospital This Week
The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the shutdown of the Yadkinville hospital. Yadkin Valley Community Hospital was closed abruptly May 22 by CAH Acquisition Company, eliminating 150 full- and part-time jobs and forcing physicians out of their offices in the hospital.
Changes To NC Voter ID Rankle Some, But Could Preserve Law
Federal and state lawsuits filed nearly two years ago challenging what's in North Carolina's election overhaul law are finally heading to trial starting next month. But unexpected moves on the way to the courthouse could break down arguments of plaintiffs seeking to overturn the law's most high-profile component: a photo identification requirement to vote in person starting next year.
NC Prisons Spokeswoman: Escaped Inmate Back In Custody
Authorities say an inmate who escaped from the Brown Creek Correctional Institution has been recaptured. State prisons spokeswoman Pamela Walker said in a news release this morning that Kristopher McNeil was behind bars at the Davidson County Jail.
Teen Bitten By Shark On Outer Banks In Serious Condition
A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast arrived in critical risk of dying, but his condition has improved. The shark attack was the second in as many days on the Outer Banks and the seventh in the past two weeks along the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Greensboro Officials To Meet With Charlotte Hornets Tuesday
Greensboro city council members will meet with a Charlotte Hornets search committee Tuesday at the Greensboro Coliseum. The News and Record reports the meeting with the Developmental League Site Selection Committee will be at 3 p.m. at the ACC Hall of Champions Conference Room and is open to the public. The meeting may include a tour of the facilities and proposed D-League offices.