BC-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory, NC


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org. Jeffrey Collins is on the desk.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


— HEAT ADVISORY, from GREENVILLE — Forecasters are warning it will be another dangerously hot day across much of North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— VENUS FLYTRAP THEFTS, from BURGAW — A North Carolina man will spend at least six months in prison after he removed nearly 1,000 Venus Flytrap plants from public game lands. SENT: 130 words.

— FATHER DROWNS, from ATLANTIC BEACH — Authorities say a father from Tennessee has drowned after trying to save his three daughters from a rip current off the North Carolina coast. SENT: 130 words.

— MOTHER AND TODDLER KILLED, from KINGS MOUNTAIN — Police say they still want to talk to the boyfriend who was with a woman when she and her toddler son were struck and killed by a truck on a North Carolina street. SENT: 130 words.

— WRECK DEATHS-NORTH CAROLINA, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say a man who caused a wreck that killed five people in Fayetteville last month has been arrested after spending a month in the hospital. SENT: 130 words.

— GAS RATE HIKE, from ASHEVILLE — A natural gas service company is proposing an energy charge hike for customers in western North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— SHAW UNIVERSITY-SALARIES, from RALEIGH — Shaw University says it is ending a three-year salary reduction program, citing cost-cutting measures and gains in corporate and private giving as the reason for the move. SENT: 130 words.

— DUKE ENERGY-COAL ASH, from EDEN — North Carolina environmental officials are spelling out plans for a new, lined landfill for long-term coal ash storage near the site of a 2014 spill of coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal for electric power. SENT: 130 words.

— CSX TERMINAL, from ROCKY MOUNT — CSX is holding a pair of public meeting this week to talk about the railroad company’s plan for a terminal in Rocky Mount that will move freight from trucks to trains. SENT: 130 words.

— CAROLINAS SHORT LINE, from MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A $10 million federal grant will be used to upgrade a short line railroad connecting Horry County, South Carolina, and Columbus County, North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.


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