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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 interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jeffrey Collins at 2 p.m.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

DUKE ENERGY-COAL ASH

RALEIGH — A string of decisions by North Carolina regulators mean electricity consumers could be seeing a multi-billion-dollar bill to clean up mountains of waste Duke Energy created by spending decades burning coal to produce power. State utilities regulators late last month decided that both North Carolina divisions of the country's No. 2 power company could charge ratepayers the first $778 million chunk of a cleanup projected to cost them about $5 billion. By Emery P. Dalesio. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

— POOL ACCESS DISAGREEMENT-RACE, from WINSTON-SALEM — A white man who challenged a black family's right to use the neighborhood pool has resigned from a homeowners' association board in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— SMALL PLANE CRASH, from LOUISBURG — A pilot was able to walk away from the crash of a small plane in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— HISTORICAL MARKER-LUMBEE-KKK, from MAXTON — North Carolina's latest historical highway marker commemorates the Lumbee Tribe driving the Ku Klux Klan out of their county in 1958. SENT: 130 words.

— TRAILER FIRE, from MORGANTON — A North Carolina man is accused of setting the mobile home containing his five children on fire. SENT: 130 words.

— GRAVES MOVED, from PINETOPS — The planned development of a new bridge in North Carolina has led to the relocation of a cemetery with graves dating to the 19th century. SENT: 130 words.

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