BC-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 [email protected] 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WAVERLY, Va. — Storms systems brought tornadoes to the East Coast — killing four in Virginia — heavy snow that canceled hundreds of flights in the Midwest and power outages that left hundreds of thousands across several states in the dark. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday night after tornadoes damaged homes and left thousands without power across the state. By Larry O’dell And Max Becherer. SENT: 860 words. AP Photos VANOV103, VALYD104, VALYD102, ILARL104.

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RALEIGH — The four North Carolina Democrats seeking to win their party’s nomination for U.S. Senate are meeting for a televised debate the week before in-person early voting begins. Kevin Griffin of Durham, Ernest Reeves of Greenville, Chris Rey of Spring Lake and Deborah Ross of Raleigh were slated to appear in Thursday night’s debate at the WRAL-TV studios in Raleigh. The March 15 primary winner is seeking to replace Republican incumbent Richard Burr, who has his own primary against three GOP challengers. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words from 7 p.m. event.



— CREDIT CARD THEFT, from THOMASVILLE — A Thomasville man has been arrested after police say he misused fuel credit cards for the company he worked for. SENT: 130 words.

— CHARLOTTE CITY MANAGER, from CHARLOTTE — The city of Charlotte has announced that City Manager Ron Carlee will be stepping down from his position. SENT: 130 words.

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