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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Seanna Adcox at 2 p.m.
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FORT BRAGG — A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Gen. Robert B. Abrams is expected to appear in court Wednesday at a pretrial hearing to answer questions related to a motion seeking to disqualify him from the case. Abrams is the four-star head of U.S. Army Forces command who decided to send the soldier’s case to a general court-martial rather than a lower-level tribunal. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: 600 words from hearing beginning about 9 a.m. AP Photos NCFAY102.JPG, NCFAY101.JPG.
— BERGDAHL-THE LATEST.
POLICE SHOOTING-DEAF DRIVER
CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase. The family of Daniel Kevin Harris said he was unarmed and suggested the sequence of events last week was a tragic misunderstanding — the type the state’s training manual warns troopers to avoid when dealing with the hearing impaired. By Jeffrey Collins And Martha Waggoner. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits. AP Photos NCCHN101, NCCHN102.
FROM AP MEMBERS:
— CAMPAIGN 2016-PENCE — CHARLOTTE — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence wants to discuss North Carolina’s economy so he’s visiting two plants in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits.
— CHILD ABUSE CHARGES, from RALEIGH — A Raleigh man and woman are facing charges in connection with the abuse of their 2-year-old daughter. SENT: 130 words.
— TROPICAL WEATHER, from MIAMI — Tropical Storm Gaston is gaining strength in the Atlantic and could soon become a hurricane. SENT: 130 words.
— TERRORISM CHARGE-COURTHOUSE, from WADESBORO — A man accused of pointing a rifle at the Anson County Courthouse has been charged with terrorism after deputies say homemade explosives were found at his house. SENT: 130 words.
— POLICE CHIEF RETIRING, from FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock is retiring after almost four years of leading the department. SENT: 130 words.
— OVERDOSE-TODDLER IN CAR, from HIGH POINT — Authorities say a North Carolina man overdosed on heroin behind the wheel while his one-year-old child was in the car. SENT: 130 words.
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