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 Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.
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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is holding a rare campaign news conference to highlight an endorsement for his re-election bid. McCrory was expected to attend Thursday’s announcement at a Raleigh hotel for what his campaign billed only as “another major law enforcement endorsement.” McCrory usually holds public events organized by his state government office. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits from 10 a.m. event.
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— SHOOTING DEATH ARREST, from WINSTON-SALEM — Police in Winston-Salem say they have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man earlier this year. SENT: 130 words.
— FATAL HIT AND RUN ARREST, from FAYETTEVILLE — Police in Fayetteville have upgraded the charges against a man charged with a fatal hit and run earlier this month. SENT: 130 words.
— KIDS ALONE AT BUS STOP, from RALEIGH — A North Carolina woman has been arrested after police say she left her young children home alone for hours and never picked up her kindergarten student at a school bus stop. SENT: 130 words.
— EXONERATION-SETTLEMENT, from HICKORY — A North Carolina man who served 24 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit has been awarded $3.25 million in a settlement with the city of Hickory. SENT: 130 words.
— DORM ROOM ROBBERY, from DURHAM — Officials say two armed robbery suspects held up two students inside a North Carolina Central University dorm room. SENT: 130 words.
— TROPICAL WEATHER, from MIAMI — Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic. SENT: 130 words.
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