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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RALEIGH — Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos — and now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property. The effort to save the 1,000 acres in rural Bertie County is in an early stage. Even the environmental group that developer Michael Flannelly hopes will help hasn’t seen the property yet. But Flannelly said he’s optimistic that his vision will eventually become a reality. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 870 words. AP Photos MHX301, MHX302.


STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State says junior college transfer Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing following a basketball team workout. The school said Thursday that the 21-year-old forward was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center. Oklahoma State plans to release more details Friday about the death. The Stillwater NewsPress reports (http://bit.ly/29R36QY ) that emergency crews responded to a heat exhaustion call at Boone Pickens Stadium on Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from noon news conference. Note North Carolina angle.



— CAROLINAS GAS PRICES, from CHARLOTTE — Motorists across the Carolinas are heading out on the highway this summer with gas price the lowest they have been in July in a dozen years. SENT: 130 words.

— COURTS-ONLINE TICKETS, from RALEIGH — North Carolina courts have launched an online program to dismiss traffic tickets. SENT: 130 words.

— LGBT RIGHTS-ALL-STAR GAME-MASSACHUSETTS, from BOSTON — A top Massachusetts lawmaker is making a play for the NBA’s 2017 All-Star Game. The league announced Thursday that it’s moving the game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. SENT: 130 words.


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