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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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— MOTHER-KIDNAPPING PLOT, from WENTWORTH — A North Carolina man is accused by sheriff's deputies of pointing a shotgun at his mother and trying to kidnap her. SENT: 130 words.

— SCHOOL SECURITY, from FAYETTEVILLE — A North Carolina school system plans to finish security upgrades at all 52 public elementary schools before school starts next month. SENT: 130 words.

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