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The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Emery Dalesio, who can be reached at 919-510-8937. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974.

CHARLOTTE-EAT-INS

CHARLOTTE — In the spring of 1963, a prominent civil rights leader led dozens of protesters on a four-mile march from a predominantly African-American college campus to the center of Charlotte's downtown. At the rally, Dr. Reginald Hawkins warned city leaders that if something wasn't done to end segregation, future marches might not be so peaceful. Nearly two weeks later, civil rights and white business leaders quietly joined forces to desegregate the city's upscale restaurants and hotels. In a simple but powerful gesture, they ate lunch together in the restaurants, peacefully opening the door to integration. By Mitch Weiss.

WHAT DO WE EAT?

CHAPEL HILL — Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda. Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating. By Mary Clare Jalonick. AP Photos.

SENIOR BOWLERS

FAYETTEVILLE — Ken Carter was looking at a turkey. But not the feathered kind. Carter had consecutive strikes. One more would make three - a turkey, in alley slang. "You get two in a row," he said, "and then you usually end up with a nine the third time." By Gregory Phillips, The Fayetteville Observer. An AP Member Exchange.

Pursuing Photos

UNDERWATER ROBOT

ATHENS, Ga. — A University of Georgia marine scientist will explore the edges of the Gulf Stream with the university's first robotic submersible. Physical oceanographer Renato Castelao will work with another researcher to analyze data collected by the torpedo-shaped device, dubbed the Salty Dawg. The Salty Dawg will work in tandem with another submersible owned by North Carolina State University to record oxygen content, organic carbon, water temperature, chlorophyll, salinity, current speed and other measurements at varying depths in the eddies that form as the Gulf Stream flows northward along the Atlantic coast. By Lee Shearer, The Athens Banner-Herald. An AP Member Exchange.

ALSO:

— Prison Escape, from DALLAS — A North Carolina inmate due for release in five months is facing additional prison time after a brief escape from a minimum-security lockup.

— Teacher Assaulted, from FORT MILL, S.C. — A Charlotte high school teacher plans to press charges against a student she accuses of hitting her in the face during an amusement park field trip.

— I-85 Ramps Close, CONCORD — Road crews are getting ready to periodically close ramps on an exit off Interstate 85 in Cabarrus County.

SPORTS

CAR--NASCAR-CHARLOTTE-JOHNSON'S WIN

CONCORD, N.C. — It's only fitting that Jimmie Johnson's latest romp through the record books was shrouded in post-race controversy. What's a Johnson win, after all, without a good conspiracy theory? By Jenna Fryer

The AP, Raleigh

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