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AP-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

September 19, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

TROPICAL WEATHER

WILMINGTON, N.C. — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina’s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. “I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to,” Gov. Roy Cooper said as officials began distributing supplies to residents of Wilmington, population 120,000. By Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner.

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In Brief:

INMATE KILLED, from BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. — Authorities say an inmate at a federal prison in West Virginia has been killed in a fight with another prisoner.

PARKS GRANT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is receiving $1 million from the federal government for state parks and outdoor recreation projects.

AIRPORT GRANT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An airport in West Virginia is set to get a $3.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant for projects including an aviation school and air freight facility.

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