BC-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30, NC


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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WILMINGTON — Donald Trump is seeking to quell concerns he lacks the discipline or policy know-how to make a competent president, even as the list of fellow Republicans deeming him unfit for the Oval Office grows. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate long wary of Trump, became the latest Republican to announce her intent not to vote for her party’s nominee. Days after rebuking Trump for insinuating Somali refugees in Maine were dangerous, Collins said late Monday she’d thought “long and hard” about whether she was obligated to support the GOP nominee and decided she could not. By Josh Lederman And Catherine Lucey. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos MIEV118, GFX0502, FLAH133, MIEV106.

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— UNION FIRE DEATH, from WEDDINGTON — One person has been found dead in a house that burned in Union County. SENT: 130 words.

— DEPUTY SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA, from WILKESBORO — Authorities in North Carolina are investigating after they say a man died after exchanging gunfire with deputies. SENT: 130 words.

— HARRIS TEETER-JOBS, from CHARLOTTE — Harris Teeter is looking to hire nearly 3,000 new employees, including 600 in the Charlotte area.


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