AP-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, 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. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



— HEROIN TASK FORCE, from WILMINGTON — A new task force formed to stem the flow of heroin into the Wilmington area has made its first arrests. SENT: 130 words.

— TEACHER-SEX CHARGE, from LINCOLNTON — Police say a North Carolina teacher has been arrested in an undercover operation on charges of trying to solicit an underage girl for sex. SENT: 130 words.

— SCHOOL SECRETARY-SEX CHARGES, from SHELBY — A Cleveland County high school secretary has been charged with having sex with two students. SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL FALL-CONSTRUCTION WORKER, from CARMERTON — Officials are investigating after they say a worker fell to his death at a construction site in Cramerton. SENT: 130 words.

— CONVENIENCE STORE SLAYINGS, from GREENVILLE — A man sentenced to death for killing three convenience store workers will not receive a new trial. SENT: 130 words.


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