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BC-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD

December 24, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

AMAZON HQ2-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina taxpayers may never learn how much in tax breaks, free land and other giveaways business recruiters were willing to throw at tech giants Apple and Amazon to attract thousands of jobs to the Raleigh area. Public records tracking the Amazon project and released by the state’s two corporate recruiting agencies exclude information on what was possibly the largest basket of corporate sweeteners in North Carolina history. By Emery Dalesio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 800 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ SANTA INDUCTEE: He may be newly inducted into a hall of fame, but this Santa Claus is staying in town.

_ TEEN MOM 2-TOWING CHARGES: Police in North Carolina say they’re planning to charge a man formerly featured on “Teen Mom 2” for towing someone else’s truck out of a parking space without permission.

_ SOLDIER DEATH-REWARD: The governor of North Carolina has announced a $5,000 reward for information in the death of a U.S. Army specialist shot and killed last year.

_ BANK ROBBERY: Two Texas men accused of robbing a North Carolina bank have been arrested in Oklahoma.

_ FUNERAL HOME-YOUTH DEATHS: A Durham, North Carolina, funeral home director says he and the other local undertakers are tired of burying young people.

VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ NORTHAM JOBS: Virginia is giving more than $3 million in grants to a help a debt-collection company open up a new call center.

_ DOGS SEIZED: A Lynchburg, Virginia, woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police seized 26 dogs from a cramped home.

_ FLORIDA-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A Virginia man arrested in a decades-old sexual assault has been released from jail after posting a $1 million bail.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

INAUGURAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ For the first time, private donations that fund inaugural parties for the Maryland governor will have to be made public. The measure was passed in 2015 and signed into law by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan’s inauguration in January will be the first since the law was made. Critics in Maryland and other states have noted a lack of transparency in how governors pay for their inaugural festivities can be another way for corporations and wealthy people to curry favor. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ RISING SEA LEVEL: A report by the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science says the state’s Eastern Shore may see higher than average rising sea levels if global emissions don’t fall.

_ CHURCH STEEPLE: Fierce winds have destroyed the steeple of a Catholic church in Delaware.

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