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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ATLANTA — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said gas prices in parts of the state rose 20 cents over the weekend after a pipeline leak, but he didn’t consider that price gouging. “It changes overnight sometimes that much,” he said. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 690 words. AP Photos ALBA103, ALBA101, GADG102, GADG110, GADG101, RPAS103, RPAS101, RPAS104, RPAS102, GADG106, AX103, GADG107, GADG103.

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KENANSVILLE — Donald Trump is spending a good bit of time in this critical presidential swing state, but he’s spending Tuesday evening far from cities like Charlotte and Raleigh where many candidates have courted moderate voters in recent years. Instead, he’s zeroing in on this tiny, rural town of about 850 people to make his pitch to the disaffected, working-class white voters who have propelled his campaign. The strategy appears to be less about swaying undecideds and more about making sure supporters don’t stay home on Election Day. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos ALBA103, ALBA101, GADG102, GADG110, GADG101, RPAS103, RPAS101, RPAS104, RPAS102, GADG106, AX103, GADG107, GADG103.NCJD103, NCJD102, NCJD101.


HIGH POINT — Donald Trump is heading back to North Carolina’s voter-rich Piedmont, but he’s also making a stop where presidential candidates aren’t normally seen — the rural Down East. The Republican nominee scheduled two rallies in the battleground state Tuesday — first a midday event on the High Point University campus. Late in the afternoon Trump was expected in Kenansville at the Duplin County Events Center, commonly a locale for agricultural shows and festivals. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing on merits from noon event.



— MCDOWELL HOUSE PRESERVATION, from CHARLOTTE — Some Charlotte residents want to preserve a home that once belonged to a woman they call the feminine “Paul Revere.” SENT: 130 words.

— DUKE ENERGY-SOLAR SCHOOLS, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy is looking for 10 North Carolina schools that want rooftop solar power panels they can use to teach about renewable energy. SENT: 130 words.

— MIDSOUTH BANCORP-CHAIRMAN, from LAFAYETTE, La. — Former NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme will become chairman of the board of directors for Louisiana based-MidSouth Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiary on Dec 31. SENT: 130 words.

— SCHOOL BOARD PRAYER, from PICKENS, S.C. — A Pickens County school board member says he’s encouraged by a federal appeals court ruling allowing a county governing board to open meetings with prayer. SENT: 130 words.


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