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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — It would take almost 14 days of eyes glued to the television to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month. Meanwhile, anyone flipping through the channels looking for positive ads about Donald Trump would be disappointed: He hasn’t yet put up a spot appealing to November voters, and groups supporting him have been similarly silent. By Chad Day And Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos WX103, WX104. Note North Carolina angle.



— RALEIGH AIRPORT TRAVELERS, from MORRISVILLE — There is now an easier way to get through customs at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILD MOLESTATION-FEDERAL CHARGE, from AUGUSTA, Ga. — A man accused of traveling across state lines to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been indicted. SENT: 130 words. Note North Carolina angle.

— NMB SHOOTING-CHARGES, from NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Two North Carolina men face murder charges in the shooting death of a woman in North Myrtle Beach. SENT: 130 words.

— FAKE HOSPITAL NOTE, from GRAHAM — A Graham woman has admitted to creating fake notes saying she was in the hospital when she was supposed to be in court. SENT: 130 words.

— HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE FIRED, from CHARLOTTE — An employee with Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte is no longer working there after her recent Facebook posts drew criticism for being racist. SENT: 130 words.


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