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AP-NC--North Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NC

January 4, 2018


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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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



RALEIGH — The snow is moving out of North Carolina but the cold temperatures are staying behind. The National Weather Service had blizzard, winter storm warnings and winter weather statements in effect in half of North Carolina’s 100 counties on Thursday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. awakened Thursday to the beginnings of a massive winter storm expected to deliver snow, ice and high winds followed by possible record-breaking cold as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard from the Carolinas to Maine. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect, schools and government offices closed for the day and motorists were warned to be careful as conditions began to worsen. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 840 words. AP Photos NJJC106, NJJC101, NJJC105, NYML105, VANEW201, NJJC104, VANEW202, MAMD101, BX101, SCCHA120, VAROA101, PAMR101, PAERI201, PAPIT102, PAMR101, VANOV102, VANOV101, GARR102, GARR103, VANOV103, VANOV104.

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GREENSBORO — A federal judge will have to decide whether two elite North Carolina universities had a cozy agreement not to compete by hiring away medical talent from the hospital and education enterprises each have built. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles is expected to hear arguments Thursday in Greensboro on a radiology professor’s allegation that Duke University and the University of North Carolina conspired to depress earnings for all skilled medical workers in their communities over several years. By Emery Dalesio. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. AP Photos NY201, NCED101.



— INAUGURATION-POLICE LAWSUIT, from GREENSBORO — A North Carolina woman and her son who were pepper-sprayed during protests at last year’s presidential inauguration in Washington have joined a lawsuit against the District of Columbia police department. SENT: 130 words.

— ROAD PROJECTS, from CHARLOTTE — A spate of road projects in a major North Carolina city is expected to wrap up this year. SENT: 130 words.

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