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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



REIDSVILLE — A man on the run for 40 years after a deadly attack in Florida evaded capture in a mundane manner, according to authorities and friends: He got married, settled in this quiet town and ran a wallpaper store. People say the man they knew as James Manion and his wife were cordial but quiet, blending into the community of about 14,000 near the Virginia border. He made sure his dog Prancer received regular haircuts, voted Republican in several elections and was seen working in his tree-shaded yard. By Tom Foreman Jr. And Jonathan Drew. MOVED: 820 words, photo. May be updated.


RALEIGH — Republican nominee for vice president Mike Pence is campaigning again in North Carolina, a battleground state running mate Donald Trump probably needs in his column to win the White House this November. The Indiana governor planned to participate in a “town hall” meeting Thursday morning in downtown Raleigh before heading to campaign events in Norfolk, Virginia, later in the day. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos from 10 a.m. event.


— AMOEBA-RELATED DEATH, from CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County officials are trying to decide if the county or state will end up monitoring water quality at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. SENT: 130 words.

— FLOOD WATCH, from STATESVILLE — A flash flood watch has been issued for much of western North Carolina as forecasters warn slow moving storms could dump inches of rain in just a few hours. SENT: 130 words.

— EARNS-DUKE ENERGY, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $509 million. SENT: 130 words.

— FAYETTEVILLE SHOOTING SEARCH, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say a 17-year-old has been charged with robbing and killing a man who ran a Fayetteville mobile home park in his office. SENT: 130 words.

— HEROIN BUST-BRUNSWICK COUNTY, from BOLIVIA — A North Carolina will serve more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to what authorities say was the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County history. SENT: 130 words.

— STORE CLERK KILLED, from ASHOSKIE — Authorities say a female clerk has been killed and two men hurt in a shooting at a Hertford County convenience store. SENT: 130 words.

— ROCKINGHAM OFFICIAL-ARREST, from WENTWORTH A Rockingham County official has been arrested on an embezzlement charge. SENT: 130 words.

— PIT BULL SHOT, from FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities are investigating after they say a police officer shot a pit bull in Fayetteville. SENT: 130 words.


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