BC-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory, NC


Assignment Editors:

Photo Editors:

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. Emery Dalesio 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


FORT BRAGG — Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells Fort Bragg soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq they will play a role in defeating the Islamic State group. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 a.m.


— MISSING SWIMMER, from WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a swimmer missing off Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington. SENT: 90 words.

— ROAD RAGE DEATH, from ASHEVILLE — Law officers say a motorist is dead after fleeing from officers investigating a reported road rage incident in Asheville. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE FORUM, from WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department hosted a public forum to let citizens know what their rights are when confronted by authorities. SENT: 130 words.


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