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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



— STATE REP-STROKE, from GREENSBORO — Democratic Rep. Ralph Johnson, who is facing a primary race for his North Carolina House District 58 seat, has suffered a mild stroke. SENT: 130 words.

— SEX OFFENDER-RAPE, from WILMINGTON — A registered sex offender who was previously sentenced to probation on sexual battery charges has been jailed in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl. SENT : 130 words.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has arrested a man who they say killed his 82-year-old mother. SENT: 130 words.

BEACH DRIVING, from KITTY HAWK — Cape Hatteras National Seashore is holding five public hearings on possible changes to beach driving rules that allow more access. SENT: 130 words.

— DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS, from CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are touring high schools in the city and county to talk about teen dating violence. SENT: 130 words.

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