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@example.com. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jeffrey Collins at 2 p.m.
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CHARTER SCHOOL TAKEOVER
RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly is charging forward with a plan to hand over some of its lowest performing elementary schools to charter school companies with the aim of reversing dismal testing scores in over half the state’s counties but opponents say researchers and educators have found little proof that the for-profit companies will be the remedy policymakers hope. By Anna Gronewold. UPCOMING: 820 words. AP photos.
FROM AP MEMBERS:
— FIREFIGHTER WORKOUT DEATH, from LINCOLNTON — A Lincoln County firefighter has died after exercising while on duty. SENT: 130 words.
— HIT AND RUN ARREST, from NEW BERN — Police in New Bern say they have arrested a 17-year-old male from Craven County in a hit and run death last month. SENT: 130 words.
— COAST GUARD RESCUE, from WILMINGTON — The Coast Guard has rescued four people after their vessel started taking on water about nine miles off Hatteras Inlet. SENT: 130 words.
— STABBING DEATH ARREST, from SALISBURY — A High Point man has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a man in Salisbury. SENT: 130 words.
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