BC-NC–North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DURHAM — A judge who two years ago threw out an imprisoned convict’s 21-year-old double-murder conviction takes another look at the case of Darryl Howard. A North Carolina appeals court this spring voided Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson’s 2014 decision because he didn’t listen to firsthand evidence. Hudson has scheduled three days of testimony into whether Howard should stay in prison or is innocent of the drug-related murder of a woman and her 13-year-old daughter. By Emery P. Dalesio. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


DURHAM — A teenager who spent months in federal custody under threat of deportation is scheduled to speak in Durham about his experience behind bars and his plans for the future. Wildin Acosta plans to hold a news conference Monday evening, the first time he’s spoken publicly since he was released earlier this month from a detention center in rural Georgia. The 19-year-old Acosta was a senior at Riverside High in Durham and on his way to school when federal immigration agents arrested him in January. His deportation was temporarily halted in March. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words from 5:45 p.m. news conference.


MIAMI — A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph (55 kph) with some strengthening expected during the next two days. Forecasters said it could become a tropical storm later in the day or overnight. SENT: 240 words. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day.

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— NAACP-VOTER REGISTRATION, from RALEIGH — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is concluding its series of actions commemorating the 1963 March on Washington with an event to mark the start of a voter drive. SENT: 130 words.

— ALL-GIRL CHARTER SCHOOL, from WILMINGTON — North Carolina’s first charter school educating only children of a single gender is opening its doors. SENT: 130 words.

— QUARRY DROWNING, from SALISBURY — Officials have recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy who they say drowned in a Rowan County quarry. SENT: 130 words.

— BURGLARY SUSPECT-CEILING, from BURLINGTON — Authorities say they caught a suspected burglar hiding inside the ceiling of a Burlington convenience store. SENT: 130 words.

— CONGRESS-REDISTRICTING, from RALEIGH — Some former judges and justices working for months creating a map of North Carolina’s congressional districts they say leaves politics on the table are ready to release their results. SENT: 130 words.


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