Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A fourth teen has been charged with murder in a robbery shooting death in North Carolina’s largest city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a 16-year-old female turned herself in to officers Sunday. She is also charged with armed robbery. Police say 36-year-old Maria Echeverria de Gomez was shot during a robbery at an apartment complex April 3.
JACKSON, Ohio (AP) – The military says the remains of a Navy seaman from Ohio who died in the 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor during World War II have been identified and will be buried Saturday will full military honors in Franklin, North Carolina. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says 25-year-old Navy Seaman 2nd Class Frank Wood, of Jackson, Ohio, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma. Officials say DNA analysis and dental comparisons helped confirm Wood’s remains.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A collection of four rare star rubies found in North Carolina have made it to a New York auction house, and it’s expected they could be worth more than $90 million. The rubies were discovered outside of Asheville nearly 30 years ago. Collectively, they weigh 342 carats, and most rubies like this one are considered rarer and more valuable than diamonds of comparable size.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) – A fishing group has received a state grant to build a new artificial reef off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries awarded the two-year grant to the Outer Banks Anglers Club, which it hopes will enhance the fishing reputation near the shore along the state’s famed barrier islands. Only four artificial reefs lie offshore from the Outer Banks near Oregon Inlet, and no new material has been added to the four in 10 years.