BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The organizers of the eastern Tennessee fair where three girls fell from a Ferris wheel kept their ride operator despite an incident across the state line that injured five and caused the owners’ son to be jailed. Private inspectors believe a mechanical failure likely caused the gondola to flip over Monday, sending three girls plummeting 30 to 45 feet to the ground. By Erik Schelzig And Claire Galofaro. SENT: 800 words. AP Photos TNGRE101, TNGRE104, TNGRE102, TNGRE101, TNGRE107. Note North Carolina angle.



— ATTRACTIONS-VISITORS, from RALEIGH — More people are visiting North Carolina’s state-run attractions, whether to view masterpieces, learn about exotic animals or take in other natural beauty. SENT: 130 words.

— FLIGHT ATTENDANT-CHARGES, from CHARLOTTE — Trial will soon be underway for an American Airlines flight attendant accused of attacking fellow crew members and two U.S. air marshals. SENT: 130 words.

— WAKE REDISTRICTING, from RALEIGH — There’s now another chance for people in North Carolina’s second largest county to run for office this fall after a judge ordered local elections be held under district boundaries approved five years ago. SENT: 130 words.

— INDOOR SPORTS FACILITY, from MOORESVILLE — A developer is planning to add a $1 million indoor sports facility to a former mill complex in Mooresville. SENT: 130 words.

— DUKE RETIREMENT PLAN-LAWSUIT, from ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis law firm says it has filed a class action lawsuit against Duke University on behalf of more than 20,000 of its employees enrolled in the school’s contribution retirement plan. SENT: 130 words.

— MCAULIFFE JOBS, from RICHMOND, Va. — A tech company will expand its headquarters in Northern Virginia and create 368 new jobs. SENT: 130 words. Note North Carolina angle.


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