Morning Headlines: Monday, November 2, 2015

Morning Headlines: Monday, November 2, 2015

5:58am Nov 02, 2015
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1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Winston-Salem State University Shooting

School officials say a shooting at Winston-Salem State University has left one student dead and another wounded.

The university says a suspected gunman is on the loose and visitors to the campus on Sunday are urged to stay away.

University spokesman Aaron Singleton says the slaying victim was 19-year-old Anthony White Jr., a second-year student from Charlotte.

Singleton says a second student injured in the attack was released from the hospital early Sunday. His name and condition were being withheld.

The shooting was reported around 1:20 a.m. Sunday near a dormitory. The campus was locked down for about three hours.

Singleton says police are looking for a suspect, but he would provide no other information.

The historically black school was celebrating its homecoming weekend, when former students and staff return.

After Mccrory Intervention, Donor Got Contract Extension 

State public safety officials say a friend and campaign donor of Gov. Pat McCrory got prison maintenance contracts for his company extended after the head of North Carolina's Public Safety Department said the contracts should not renewed.

The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer report the state extended the contract of TKC Management Services after McCrory met in October 2014 with Department of Public Safety officials and Graeme Keith Sr., chairman of TKC Management Services.

Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry argued the contracts don't save money, among other issues.

The newspapers report the contracts were extended after McCrory asked staff to look into the issue.

Attorney Larry Gwaltney represents TKC and says the company is cooperating with the FBI, which the newspapers report is asking questions.

Day Of The Dead Service Recognizes Farm, Poultry Workers

Farmworkers and their advocates gathered on the Day of the Dead to recognize those who died in fields and poultry operations in the past and those who continue to work in hazardous conditions.

The Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican celebration of life and death, was held Sunday at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh.

Speakers discussed the dangerous and debilitating working conditions on farms and in poultry processing plants and called on elected officials to better protect those workers.

The Farmworker Advocacy Network sponsored the service. The network consists of organizations working to improve living and working conditions for farmworkers and poultry workers in North Carolina

Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Health Center Set To Open

The new Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Health Center is set to open.

The Fayetteville Observer reports patients will begin seeing medical providers Monday at the 259,600-square-foot center, which will become the new home for most of the local VA's outpatient care.

Fayetteville VA Director Elizabeth Goolsby says the center will be a big improvement over the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and will eventually lead to long-awaited relief to patient waits. The medical center will continue to house administrative offices, in-patient care and some specialty care.

Officials say the new center will treat 38,000 veterans and their families each year, providing primary care, specialty care, day surgery, audiology, pharmacy and radiology services.

Its opening clears the way for VA officials to eventually close three temporary clinics, including two in Fayetteville.

Wake Forest Suspends Hudson, Watson From Hoop Team

Wake Forest coach Danny Manning has suspended sophomores Cornelius Hudson and Rondale Watson from the team for violating athletic department rules.

Manning announced the suspensions Saturday but did not specify what the violations were. He says they can return once they meet the undisclosed criteria for reinstatement.

Hudson is a forward who started 10 of 31 games last season and averaged 7.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Watson is a guard who averaged 1.5 points and 0.8 rebounds while appearing in 12 games in 2014-15.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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