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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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



VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds in the South. Trump, the Republican nominee, is set to campaign in Virginia and North Carolina on Tuesday, two critical states in his path to the presidency. Clinton, the Democrat, is campaigning in Florida in search of an advantage in the nation’s largest swing state. A Clinton victory in Florida would make it virtually impossible for Trump to overcome her advantage in the race for 270 electoral votes. By Steve Peoples And Ken Thomas. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos OHEV142, ILAH170.


RALEIGH — Donald Trump and Tim Kaine are coming to eastern North Carolina on the same day to address some weighty topics. The Republican presidential nominee scheduled a Tuesday evening rally in Greenville to discuss his recently unveiled immigration plan. Earlier in the day Kaine — Hillary Clinton’s running mate — planned to deliver what the Clinton campaign called a “major national security address” in Wilmington. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits.


FORT MILL, S.C. — A juvenile was shot and wounded in the parking lot of the Carowinds theme mark on the South Carolina-North Carolina state line near Charlotte, sheriff’s deputies said. The shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday in the bus drop-off and pickup area on the South Carolina side of the park, said Trent Faris, a spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Department. SENT: 200 words.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could continue to impact areas from New York to southern New England with pounding waves, coastal flooding and beach erosion before it moves out to sea. A tropical storm warning remained in effect Tuesday morning from New York’s Long Island to Massachusetts. By Amy Anthony. SENT: 420 words. AP Photos AP Photos OHEV142, ILAH170.NYR101, NJASB701, VANOV101, NJATL101, NYR103, NJATL102, NYR102, VANOV102, VANOV103, NY2, RPBF102, RPBF101. Note North Carolina angle.



— ARSON CHARGE-APARTMENTS, from CHARLOTTE — Firefighters rescued four adults and an infant from a burning apartment complex in east Charlotte that officials believe had been intentionally set. SENT: 130 words.

— BOY MAULED BY DOGS, from CHARLOTTE — A 7-year-old boy is recovering from reconstructive surgery after he walked off a school bus and was mauled by three dogs last week. SENT: 130 words.


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