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. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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Top Stories:

TROPICAL WEATHER

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. Pieces of buildings ripped apart by the storm flew through the air. By Jonathan Drew.

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Also: TROPICAL STORM-SHELTER, from WHEELING, W.Va. — A West Virginia resort is offering shelter for people who have had to leave their homes because of Hurricane Florence.

In Brief:

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A lawyer has filed a petition that seeks to stop a Republican congressman and a former state House speaker from serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE-TREATMENT, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has awarded $130,000 to West Virginia University to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

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