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.
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VOTER ID-NORTH CAROLINA
RALEIGH, N.C. — Television spots are being canceled. One million posters and push cards distributed to community groups with directions on how to vote could be headed for trash heaps. And 10,000 binders containing rules that precinct workers follow must be heavily edited. The spoiled plans are the result of a federal appeals court ruling last week striking down North Carolina’s voter ID mandate and other voting changes approved more than three years ago but can no longer be enforced. It’s the latest election disruption in a presidential battleground state with other big races this fall for governor and U.S. Senate. Voters in and around Raleigh still don’t know the districts for local races because federal judges last month struck down new boundaries. By Gary Robertson. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m.
— TEEN-LAKE DEATH, from HENDERSON: The body of a Warrenton teen has been recovered from Kerr Lake less than a day after he was reported missing. SENT: 130 words.
— TEEN STABBED, from RALEIGH: A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing death of a Raleigh teen. SENT: 130 words.
— LIGHTNING KILLS BOY, from CAROVA — Authorities have identified a 5-year-old boy killed by a lightning strike while he and his family vacationed on a North Carolina beach. SENT: 130 words.
— FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN, from WINSTON-SALEM — Authorities in North Carolina say two 12-year-old boys have been charged in connection with the death of a teenage boy found shot behind a church in Winston-Salem. SENT: 130 words.
— I-85 CONSTRUCTION, from CHARLOTTE — Portions of Interstate 85 north of Charlotte will be closing at night this week for construction. SENT: 130 words.
— BODY FOUND-HIGHWAY, from CHARLOTTE — Authorities are investigating after they say a person was found dead inside a vehicle on Interstate 77 ramp in southwest Charlotte. SENT: 130 words.
— 82ND AIRBORNE COMMAND, from FORT BRAGG — The 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg is getting a new commander. SENT: 130 words.
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