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 Jeffrey Collins at 2 p.m.
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BUXTON — A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said. By Tuesday morning, the tropical depression with winds of 35 mph (55 kph) was about 85 miles (135 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras and was expected to become a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon but not grow any stronger. By Ben Finley And Jonathan Drew. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos NY2, NY4C, FLPET101.
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— TRAFFIC FATALITIES, from CHARLOTTE — Recent data shows the number of people killed in traffic accidents in North Carolina rose sharply last year. SENT: 130 words.
— NEW SKY RIDE-FAIR, from RALEIGH — Crews are finishing up construction on a new sky ride that will give people an aerial view of the North Carolina State Fair this fall. SENT: 130 words.
— MARIJUANA BUST-HOME, from LEXINGTON — An investigation is underway after Davidson County authorities say they discovered 17 trash bags full of marijuana, worth more than $800,000, inside a gutted home. SENT: 130 words.
— MCCRORY-ABORTION, from RALEIGH — Abortion-right advocates remain suspicious of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory about protecting access to the procedure and want him to know they’re still watching his actions. SENT: 130 words.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-PENCE, from WINSTON-SALEM — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is returning to North Carolina to rally supporters, this time in Winston-Salem. SENT: 130 words.
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