AP-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC

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TOP STORIES:

CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW

CHARLOTTE -- The dean of the troubled Charlotte School of Law is stepping down. Jay Conison led the for-profit school for almost four years, The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/2mJsjlw) reported. The school announced his departure Monday afternoon. The statement said Conison will remain on the faculty. SENT: 220 words.

IN BRIEF:

-- JOGGER MAULED, from FAYETTEVILLE -- Officials at UNC Hospitals say a woman mauled by two Great Danes while jogging in her neighborhood is in critical condition. SENT: 120 words.

-- RALEIGH BODY-ARREST, from RALEIGH -- Police have charged an 18-year-old man with the death of a man found dead in Raleigh last weekend. SENT: 80 words.

-- XGR--FINAL EXAMS, from RALEIGH -- Some North Carolina legislators are advancing a bill that would eliminate more standardized exams for public school students, many of them in high school. SENT: 120 words.

-- WEGMANS-NJ STORES OPENING, from ROCHSTER, N.Y.-- Wegmans Food Markets has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey. SENT: 120 words. Please note N.C. angle.

-- ATLANTIC CITY SHOOTING, from MATS LANDING, N.J. -- A man charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman whose body was found inside an Atlantic City apartment where they both lived has been returned to New Jersey. SENT: 120 words. Please note N.C. angle.

-- BIKER KILLED-CAR CRASH, from RALEIGH -- Police in Raleigh say a 55-year-old Florida man on a bicycle has been killed after he was hit by a North Carolina State University police officer's SUV. SENT: 130 words.

-- CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW, from CHARLOTTE -- The dean of the troubled Charlotte School of Law is stepping down. SENT: 130 words.

-- LEGISLATIVE PROTESTS-LOBBY DAY, from RALEIGH -- Long-time critics of Republican policies at the North Carolina General Assembly are returning to the Legislative Building to press their agenda for expanded health care, the protection of voting and LGBT rights, and a higher minimum wage. SENT: 130 words.

-- BUDGET-VIRGINIA AIRPORT, from WEYERS CAVE, Va. -- President Donald Trump's spending plan would eliminate funding that supports commercial air service at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. SENT: 130 words. Note North Carolina angle.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA-UNUSUAL STATS

UNDATED -- Everything's magnified in March. A player who has been slumping all season can quickly put that behind him with a couple of big performances in the NCAA Tournament. A team that has struggled can suddenly change its reputation by heating up in the postseason. By Sports Writer Steve Megargee. SENT: 930 words, AP Photos SCCB152, SCCB141, SCCB148, SCCB154, NCAAWI532, BW116, MHX103, SCA124, SCA150, SCCB110, SCA140.

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