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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


RALEIGH — At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagines his mind will recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. Spencer is one of 45 Montford Point Marines who plan to attend the dedication of the national Montford Point Marine memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The $1.1 million memorial includes an anti-aircraft gun and a bronze statue of a Montford Point Marine. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 520 words. AP Photos.


ASHEVILLE — Asheville police are delivering citations to activists who protested the shooting death of a black man by an officer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


GREENSBORO — Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida. SENT: 510 words.


— CAPE HATTERAS FISHING, from BUXTON — A popular surf-fishing spot near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is open to fishing and four-wheel drive vehicles earlier than usual this summer. SENT: 130 words.

— SIT-IN MUSEUM-DEBT, from GREENSBORO — Officials with the museum that honors the 1960 sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro say they won’t meet next week with city council members next week to help determine how much the museum owes taxpayers. SENT: 130 words.

— MAN SHOT-NORTH CAROLINA, from ARCHDALE — An investigation has cleared four North Carolina police officers involved in the 2015 fatal shooting of a man. SENT: 120 words.


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