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BC-VA--Greater Mid-Atlantic New Advisory 8:30 am, VA

May 13, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA-ELECTIONS CHIEF

North Carolina’s Democratic-controlled state elections board could soon have a new chief administrator. The five-member board scheduled for Monday a conference call. Current executive director Kim Strach was the choice of the Republican board in 2013. By GARY ROBERTSON. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL _ North Carolina’s statewide school board is deciding whether to approve an online charter school’s desire to break away from the for-profit company that helped it get off the ground.

SUPREME COURT HEARINGS _ The state’s highest court will hear cases involving murder, robbery and a pirate ship when it holds sessions in eastern North Carolina as part of its bicentennial.

FERRY CONSTRUCTION DELAY _ North Carolina will try leasing a boat to take passengers between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands because the ferry that was supposed to do the job has been delayed -- again.

MLK SPIRE _ The North Carolina House budget includes $1.5 million for a 100-foot spire in Fayetteville to honor civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

TYRONE PALACE-FIELD TRIPS _ Almost 2,000 students will receive scholarships to take a field trip to Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

BODY FOUND _ A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a District man whose body was found in woods in Virginia.

I-81 FUNDING _ A group of Virginia state lawmakers are calling on Congress to find more money to improve safety along Interstate 81.

BOY IN SEPTIC TANK _ A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old Virginia boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister.

APPALACHIAN TRAIL-ATTACKS _ Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured.

GAS STATION EXPLOSION-VIRGINIA _ — Authorities say three sets of remains have been discovered at Virginia gas station where an explosion occurred.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

BALTIMORE MAYOR

NO HEALTH INSURANCE-EASY ENROLLMENT

Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign a first-of-its-kind measure to enable people without health insurance to start the enrollment process by checking a box on their state income tax returns. By BRIAN WITTE. UPCOMING:

BALTIMORE-WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT

Members of Baltimore’s congressional delegation and business officials gather for a groundbreaking ceremony for the latest phase of a major waterfront redevelopment project that could have a big impact on the city. By DAVID McFADDEN. UPCOMING:

COAST GUARD LIEUTENANT-HIT LIST

A federal judge reviews an order to release from custody a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling firearms and drafting a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN. UPCOMING:

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XGR-BAG BAN _ The state House is set to vote on a bill that largely prohibits retailers in Delaware from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to customers.

NO HEALTH INSURANCE -EASY ENROLLMENT _ A Maryland measure that’s the first of its kind could help people without health insurance find out if they qualify for free or low-cost insurance after they file their taxes.

UNATTENDED CHILDREN - HOT CAR _ A boy called 911 to report that he and six other children had been left in a car in Maryland with the windows rolled up and the motor not running.

HAWAII HIKER-RWARD _ The parents of a Hawaii woman reported missing after she went hiking have offered a $10,000 reward. The family is based in Maryland.

COPPIN STATE-PRESIDENT _ The president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP says the chair of the search committee for a new Coppin State University president has agreed to meet with him after he complained about the search process.

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