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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



RALEIGH — One year ago this past weekend, a 12-year-old girl from Wilmington died when the tether attached to her while she traveled on a zip line at a YMCA camp in the North Carolina mountains broke. The child’s distant cousin happened to be Rep. Ted Davis, R-New Hanover, who spoke with her parents and decided to act. He’s proposed regulations of zip lines and ropes courses, but not everyone is persuaded that extensive state oversight is the best way to go, let alone reduce accidents. By Gary D. Robertson. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m.



— OCEANFRONT PIER SALE, from HOLDEN BEACH — The oceanfront community of Holden Beach has a chance to buy some beachfront property and a fishing pier. SENT: 130 words.

— ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DEATHS, from REIDSVILLE — A Greensboro man has been arrested as Rockingham County officials investigate a series of shootings, assaults and fires that left two people dead and four injured. SENT: 130 words.

— LAKE NORMAN DROWNING, from CORNELIUS — One person has died after being pulled from Lake Norman north of Charlotte. SENT: 130 words.

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CHARLOTTE VIGIL, from CHARLOTTE — A candlelight vigil is scheduled at a Charlotte nightclub in the wake of the weekend shootings in Florida in which 50 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in American history. SENT: 130 words.

— MORAL MONDAY-WESTERN NC, from SYLVA — The first “Moral Monday” event in the far western part of North Carolina is coming up in Sylva. SENT: 130 words.

— AMUSEMENT PARK-POWER OUTAGE, from CHARLOTTE — Officials say a power outage shut down some rides at Carowinds theme park a few hours over the weekend, just days after a blown transformer was blamed for a power outage that left people stranded on at least three rides at the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina line. SENT: 130 words.

— HEART TRANSPLANT, ROCK HILL, S.C. — A 3-year-old Rock Hill boy has undergone heart transplant surgery after months of waiting. SENT: 130 words.


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