BC-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC


Assignment Editors:

Photo Editors:

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, followed by Skip Foreman at 1:30 2.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


— SANFORD HOMICIDE, from SANFORD: One man is dead and a second faces a murder charge following a shooting outside of Sanford in Lee County. SENT: 130 words.

— WILMINGTON HOMICIDE, from WILMINGTON: Wilmington Police are investigating after a Harnett County woman was found dead in a hotel in the city. SENT: 130 words.

— APARTMENT FIRE DEATH-NORTH CAROLINA, from CHARLOTTE: An autopsy report shows a 27-year-old bride-to-be was strangled inside her Charlotte, North Carolina, apartment this summer before it was set on fire. SENT: 130 words.

— SIT-IN MUSEUM-DEBT, from GREENSBORO: The Greensboro City Council will discuss again whether it should write off the nearly $800,000 that the city says a museum owes from a “forgivable loan.” SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL SHOOTING-ROOMMATE, from SANFORD: Deputies say a Sanford man has been accused of fatally shooting his roommate during a fight. SENT: 130 words.

— BURNED BODY-CHARGES, from NEWTON: A Catawba man has pleaded guilty to charges in the death of 22-year-old woman whose remains were found inside a burning vehicle four years ago. SENT: 130 words.

— BOY DROWNS-BEACH, from NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH: Officials say a 5-year-old child drowned at North Topsail Beach over the weekend and his father has been hospitalized. SENT: 130 words.

— MISSING GIRL-NORTH CAROLINA, from GASTONIA: Authorities in North Carolina are searching for a missing 3-year-old girl. SENT: 130 words.


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