BC-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory, 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] Jeffrey Collins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RALEIGH — Existing television spots to educate voters about North Carolina’s voting requirements are being canceled. One million informational posters and push cards going to community groups and others are outdated and most likely headed for the trash. Binders carefully created as elections bibles for each of the state’s 2,700 precincts now must undergo a heavy edit. The reason is last week’s federal appeals court ruling that struck down North Carolina’s voter photo identification mandate, and other voting rules changes approved more than three years ago. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 730 words.


GREENSBORO — The Democrat running for vice president is visiting North Carolina aiming to persuade voters Hillary Clinton would boost jobs and the economy if elected president. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine speaks to supporters in Greensboro on Wednesday as he talks up Clinton’s job-creation plan. He’s also scheduled to visit a small business in High Point that manufactures bedding and window equipment. By Emery Dalesio. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos from 1:30 p.m. event.


ASHEVILLE — Five property owners have dropped a lawsuit against Asheville after the city agreed to review a ban on short-term private rentals offered by websites like Airbnb. Lawyers for the property owners, who are members of Asheville Short Term Rental Advocates, said they agreed to drop the suit so they can instead put their money and time toward working with the city’s task force. SENT: 220 words.


WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are about to test voters’ anti-establishment mood, first hand. In an election year that’s seen both parties’ supporters seethe against Washington, 15 states from Florida to Arizona still have House primaries. That includes challenges against Ryan, R-Wis., and Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who abruptly resigned last week as chair of the Democratic National Committee. By Alan Fram. SENT: 870 words, photos.


— GAY FESTIVAL-SECURITY, from CHARLOTTE — Officials in North Carolina have declared Charlotte’s gay pride festival later this month is an extraordinary event that requires extra security. SENT: 130 words.

— MEASLES CASE, from RALEIGH — Health officials say a measles case has been confirmed in Wake County and that people may have been exposed to the disease prior to the patient’s diagnosis. SENT: 130 words.

— APPARENT DROWNING-TEEN, from LAKE WACCAMAW — The body of a 16-year-old girl who went missing on Lake Waccamaw has been recovered. SENT: 130 words.

— GUN SHOP SHOOTING, from RALEIGH — Authorities are investigating after they say a Raleigh gun shop employee fired at two suspects accused of trying to rob the business before fleeing. SENT: 130 words.

— DEAD MAN ALIVE, from JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The wife of a Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to defraud insurance companies is expected to be arraigned on charge of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. SENT: 130 words.


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