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


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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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RALEIGH — North Carolina election officials are scrutinizing proposed early voting schedules in a third of the state’s counties that were altered when a federal appeals court struck down ballot access laws written by Republicans. The State Board of Elections was slated to meet Thursday to settle disputes after local boards couldn’t agree on dates, hours or sites for in-person voting that now covers 17 days this fall. The decisions are important in a presidential battleground state. Adjustments could affect turnout. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words from 10 a.m. meeting. AP Photos NCGRE201, NCGRE202.


RALEIGH — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is coming to North Carolina for a rally at a historically black college and to raise campaign funds. Clinton’s public event was scheduled for midday Thursday at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Her campaign says she’ll keep talking about national security issues and how Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be commander in chief. Trump highlighted his attributes to lead the country and his support from the military while speaking in Greenville, North Carolina on Tuesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits.



— INMATE DEATH-SUICIDE, from WINSTON-SALEM — The district attorney in Winston-Salem says the death of an inmate in the Forsyth County jail last year was a suicide. SENT: 130 words.

— MOUNTAIN STATE FAIR, from FLETCHER — The Mountain State Fair is about to begin a 10-day run near Asheville. SENT: 130 words.

— US 264-INTERSTATE, from RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory says getting a section of a North Carolina highway designated a future interstate would help Greenville with economic development and improved access to East Carolina University and the region. SENT: 130 words.

— DOUBLE HOMICIDE-ONSLOW COUNTY, from JACKSONVILLE — No charges will be filed against an Onslow County woman who fatally shot her estranged husband after the man killed her boyfriend. SENT: 130 words.

— POOL DEATH, from RALEIGH — Investigators say they haven’t found any evidence that a crime occurred at a Raleigh pool where a 17-year-old girl was shocked before drowning. SENT: 130 words.

— POWER PLANT PROPOSED, from CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A company wants to build a natural gas plant on the Elizabeth River that would utilize a controversial pipeline project. SENT: 130 words.

— DRIVER LICENSE-SIGN TEST, from RALEIGH — North Carolina motorists trying to renew their driver licenses no longer have to worry about red octagons, yellow diamonds and curvy arrows. SENT: 130 words.


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