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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



UNDATED — Basketball-crazed North Carolina has lost its next chance to host NCAA men’s basketball tournament games along with several other championship events due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. And the fallout may not be over. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: Developing through the day. AP Photo CAET401.


RALEIGH — A North Carolina State Bar panel is scheduled to discuss again a proposal to require prosecutors to disclose evidence of innocence obtained after a conviction. The State Bar’s ethics committee is expected to vote Tuesday on the full draft proposal after reaching general agreement on language in July. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.



— HEALTH CARE SYSTEM-LAWSUIT, from CHARLOTTE — Carolinas HealthCare System faces a class action lawsuit filed by a Mecklenburg County resident, just three months after the State of North Carolina and the federal government sued the Charlotte-based hospital. SENT: 130 words.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-NC-CHELSEA CLINTON, from WINSTON-SALEM — Chelsea Clinton is returning to North Carolina to lead discussions on her mother’s economic platform as well as opening a campaign office and getting people registered to vote. SENT: 130 words.

— CAMPAIGN 2016-PRO-TRUMP PAC, from CLEMMONS — A pro-Donald Trump political committee is highlighting its voter turnout program for the Republican presidential nominee in North Carolina with a rally in the Triad featuring notable conservatives as speakers. SENT: 130 words.

— PARKWAY SLAYING, from ASHEVILLE — An Asheville man has been accused of killing his 6-year-old daughter along the Blue Ridge Parkway. SENT: 130 words.


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