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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.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

TEACHER RALLY-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH — Tens of thousands of teachers are heading to North Carolina's Capitol to call for better pay. Wednesday's rally on the day lawmakers return to the General Assembly has closed thousands of schools in a state where teacher pay ranks 39th in the nation and where lawmakers have been fighting about how to give them raises. By Emery P. Dalesio. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

PANTHERS SALE

CHARLOTTE — People familiar with the situation say hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

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IN BRIEF:

— HORSE SHOT-REWARD, from WINSTON-SALEM — A reward of $1,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting and killing one horse and injuring another horse in North Carolina last weekend. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA, from GREENSBORO — A man wanted by Virginia authorities as they investigate a death has been shot and wounded by police in North Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— ISLANDS-POWER OUTAGE, from SALVO — Attorneys involved in a lawsuit over the power outage last summer on two Outer Banks islands will speak with the public about a multi-million settlement in the case. SENT: 130 words.

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