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 Jeffrey Collins 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Senate Republicans are attempting to uphold their recent calls for income tax overhaul by securing them in the state constitution. The Senate scheduled floor debate Wednesday on a constitutional amendment to cap the state’s income tax at 5.5 percent. A constitutional amendment requires three-fifths approval of each chamber of the General Assembly to submit the proposal to voters this November. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. session.


RALEIGH — North Carolina high school students and their parents unhappy with the latest edition of the “new math” could get the old course options again thanks to legislation waiting for debate by the full Senate. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. session.


GREENSBORO — In the days since a gunman killed 49 people at a nightclub in Florida, there’s been no sign of the measured Donald Trump who politely celebrated on the final night of the Republican primary season. In his place: the raw, vintage Trump that stormed to victory in those elections to claim his place as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin. SENT: 930 words. AP Photos NCCB123, NCRAL101, PAAH120.



__ COSTUME-SEX CHARGES, from LINCOLNTON — A Gastonia man has been arrested after police say he tried to meet a person he thought was a 14-year-old child for sex while he was dressed as a character from the “Men in Black” movie. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILD CARE-BLOCK GRANT, from WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara Mikulski is co-chairing a bipartisan hearing on access to child care. The Maryland Democrat will co-chair the hearing on Wednesday in Washington with North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. SENT: 130 words.


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