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.
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RALEIGH — Hillary Clinton is coming to North Carolina in her bid to capture the state’s electoral votes for a Democrat for just the second time since 1976. The presumptive Democratic nominee for president scheduled a rally Wednesday afternoon at an exposition center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The former secretary of state and first lady last visited North Carolina the day before the state’s March 15 presidential primary. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words from afternoon event.
RALEIGH — A coalition of LGBT advocacy groups pushing for the repeal of North Carolina’s law preventing local governments from passing anti-discrimination protections is gathering for another show of opposition against Republican lawmakers. The Human Rights Campaign, Equality NC and TurnOUT! NC scheduled a “rally against hate” late Wednesday between the Legislative Building and the old Capitol building where Gov. Pat McCrory keeps his office. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 6:30 p.m. event.
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— FBI SEXTORTION, from CHARLOTTE — The FBI in Charlotte is trying to increase awareness of the dangers of sextortion, a type of online sexual exploitation. SENT: 130 words.
— SHARK ATTACK, from NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A 42-year-old Delaware man is being treated after he says he was bitten by a shark off the South Carolina coast. SENT: 130 words. Note North Carolina angle.
— LOST COLONY, from MANTEO — Archaeologists on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island have found pottery pieces that could have been part of a jar belonging to a medicine maker of the Roanoke Island voyages and perhaps a member of the “Lost Colony.” SENT: 130 words.
— NORTH CAROLINA-INVESTIGATION, from CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina has reached a settlement after a college football player said he suffered a concussion during an off-campus hazing incident. SENT: 130 words.
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