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] Meg Kinnard is on the desk.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA
RALEIGH, N.C. — When transgender plaintiffs join forces with Justice Department lawyers in a North Carolina courtroom Monday, it will represent the Obama administration’s first chance to argue why portions of the state’s law should be blocked and defend its position on bathroom access since facing a barrage of litigation from conservative states. By Jonathan Drew. Will be updated from hearing that starts at 10 a.m.
— MOTORCYCLIST CRASH, from RALEIGH — Authorities in Raleigh are investigating a deadly early morning crash involving a motorcyclist. SENT: 130 words.
— FATAL CRASH-HORSES, from ROUGEMONT — Officials say two horses wandering on a highway have died after they were hit by a vehicle in Durham County. SENT: 130 words.
— MISSING SWIMMER FOUND, from ATKINSON — Authorities say the body of missing swimmer has been found in Black River. SENT: 130 words.
— FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN, from WINSTON-SALEM — Authorities are investigating after they say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed behind a church in Winston-Salem. SENT: 130 words.
— MISSING MAN-LAKE, from WHITE LAKE, N.C. — Authorities are continuing to search for a South Carolina man who went missing while tubing on White Lake. SENT: 130 words.
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