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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat in North Carolina this week. The national Weather Service said the heat is expected to run through at least Thursday. Forecasters said high temperatures from Charlotte to Raleigh to Wilmington are expected to be in the upper 90s, with heat index readings ranging from 103 to 109.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man has been arrested in a hit and run that killed a man over the weekend. Greenville police say 33-year-old Steven Jerome Keel has been charged with felony hit and run death and operating a vehicle without insurance. Police say 25-year-old Charles Benjamin Smith Jr. was killed when he was hit near the Pitt Greenville Airport early Saturday.

BUTNER, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities say that two prison officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon. The Department of Public Safety issued a news release saying the attack by inmate Alexis Ramirez happened Saturday at Polk Correctional Institution in Butner. Authorities say two correctional officers were taken to a hospital for treatment. One was treated and released later in the day. Ramirez was also taken to a medical facility for evaluation.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - An eastern North Carolina city has a new option for Internet service. The Daily Advance reports Eastern Shore Communications is serving customers in Elizabeth City. The city government is its first business customer. The Cape Charles, Va., provider, struck a deal allowing it to put equipment on the city's water towers. That lets it provide service at a lower cost. In return, it will share revenue with the city. The area has also been served by CenturyLink and Spectrum.

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