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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jeffrey Collins at 2 p.m.
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RALEIGH — A bill adding more regulatory hurdles for the wind energy industry to build in North Carolina is heading to the Senate floor. The chamber’s leaders scheduled debate Thursday on legislation that would direct two state agencies to examine wind turbine projects applications and report to the state Department of Environmental Quality, which issues the permit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. session.
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RALEIGH — Prison officials in North Carolina say they will no longer use solitary confinement for inmates who are under 18. Adult correction and juvenile justice commissioner W. David Guice said in a news release that the state is beginning a new youthful offender program that will focus on education, behavioral health and the treatment needs of the younger inmates. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 11 a.m.
— SEA TURTLE RELEASE, from SURF CITY — Thirteen sea turtles are back at home in the waves after their release by workers at a sea turtle hospital on the North Carolina coast. SENT: 130 words.
— TWO DEAD-FAYETTEVILLE, from FAYETTEVILLE — Police in Fayetteville are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found in a home. SENT: 130 words.
— ROOMMATE KILLED, from WINSTON-SALEM — Police in Winston-Salem have arrested a man and charged him with shooting and killing his roommate. SENT: 130 words.
— FOOD BANK DONATION, from RALEIGH — Food Lion and Smithfield are teaming up to donate 70,000 pounds of food and produce to a Raleigh food bank. SENT: 130 words.
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