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 the supervisor, followed by Skip Foreman at 1:30 p.m..
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s reported weak sales growth at existing stores, its second-quarter profit was short of most expectations and the company cuts its profit expectations for the year, sending shares down sharply before the opening bell Wednesday. SENT: 340 words.
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte authorities believe two missing teenagers are now in Mexico after possibly killing a woman who investigators cannot find. News outlets report 19-year-old Ahmia Feaster, a 17-year-old boy and 23-year-old Tru Quan Le disappeared last week and have been the targets of a massive search since. SENT: 150 words.
— CHURCH STABBING SENTENCE, from ASHEVILLE — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for stabbing a companion to death inside a church on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. SENT: 110 words.
— QUADRUPLE SLAYING, from GREENVILLE — A man accused of killing four people, including a mother and her three children, in Greenville has been arrested. Greenville police tell media outlets that 39-year-old Dibon Jab Toone was taken into custody just before midnight Tuesday near Richmond, Virginia. SENT: 130 words.
— TROPICAL WEATHER, from MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression moving over the central Atlantic is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm. SENT: 90 words.
— SPECIES MAPPER, from GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is using supercomputers to predict where different plants and animals can be found in the park. SENT: 130 words.
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