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AP-SC--South Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SC

May 16, 2018


Assignment Editors:

Photo Editors:

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South 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 Skip Foreman 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark while splashing in waist-deep water along the South Carolina coast, according to the boy’s mother. Tonya Turrell told the Island Packet of Hilton Head that her son Jei was bitten in the right forearm while he and his brother were playing Sunday on Hilton Head Island. SENT: 300 words.



— CAR SHOOTING ARREST, from LANCASTER — A 16-year-old has been arrested in a car shooting in South Carolina that left one man dead and a woman wounded. SENT: 130 words.

— PRISON RIOT, from COLUMBIA — Another inmate stabbed during a prison riot that left seven inmates dead is suing the South Carolina Department of Corrections. SENT: 130 words.

— PANTHERS TRAINING CAMP, from SPARTANBURG — The impending sale of the Carolina Panthers could change the team’s long-term policy of holding summer training in South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— BRIDGE-CABLE SNAPPED, from MOUNT PLEASANT — The closure of a bridge near the South Carolina coast where a cable snapped has stretched commutes that usually take minutes into hours while officials prepare to repair it. SENT: 130 words.


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