FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials say water filters installed at six homes all removed a potentially harmful chemical made at an eastern North Carolina plant. Results of the tests posted by the state Department of Environmental Quality show the activated carbon filtration systems all removed a chemical called GenX and a dozen other compounds from water near the Chemours plant in Bladen County. The chemical has been found in hundreds of private wells around the plant.
BENSON, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say a truck driver on Interstate 40 in North Carolina was accidentally wounded by a man shooting target practice in his yard. Johnston County deputies said Colton Kinsey did not have a proper backstop to stop the bullets as he fired a gun in a yard in Benson Friday afternoon. Deputies say the driver managed to stop the 18-wheeler safely and was being treated in the hospital. The shooter was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
DUNN, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and wounded a man who fired his gun at them and missed during a domestic dispute. Harnett County deputies said 27-year-old Trevor West is expected to survive after the shooting at a home in Dunn around 11:30 p.m. Deputies say West will face four counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting at the four officers and a number of other charges when he gets out of the hospital.
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say 11 vehicles have been destroyed after a fire in the parking lot of an amusement park. The Flint Hill Fire Department said it took about 30 minutes to put out the fire Friday afternoon in the Carowinds parking lot. Firefighters said no one was injured in the blaze and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The amusement park sits on the state line between South Carolina and North Carolina near Charlotte.
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