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


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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 Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jonathan Drew 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Elections is set to receive the results of the agency's long-running investigation into $235,000 in questionable donations to the campaigns of top state officials from an Oklahoma Internet sweepstakes magnate. The board is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Raleigh, when state elections director Kim Strach will report on the findings of the investigation into Chase Burns. The out-of-state sweepstakes operator and his wife were among the top donors to North Carolina candidates in 2012, as the industry was lobbying lawmakers to overturn the state's ban on the games. By Michael Biesecker. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words from 10 a.m. meeting.


NEW YORK — Bank of America's profits more than doubled in the second quarter, the bank said Wednesday, helped by lower legal costs and improvements in some of the bank's debt holdings. The consumer banking giant earned $4.99 billion after payments to preferred shareholders, up from $2.04 billion a year earlier. The bank earned 45 cents per share, compared with 19 cents per share a year earlier. By Business Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 220 words. AP Photo NYBZ103.



— BILINGUAL JOB FAIR, from CHARLOTTE — A job fair is planned in Charlotte later this week with companies seeking people only who speak more than one language. SENT: 130 words.

— CONFEDERATE MARKER-MUSEUM, from HILLSBOROUGH — The Hillsborough Town Board has voted to support removing the words "Confederate Memorial" from above the front door of the Orange County Historical Museum. SENT: 130 words.

— INTERSTATE 40-BLASTING, from ASHEVILLE — A forecast of stormy weather has led the N.C. Department of Transportation to reschedule blasting along Interstate 40 in Haywood County. SENT: 130 words.

— LEJEUNE HOMECOMING, from CAMP LEJEUNE — The 2,300 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to return from its 2015 deployment over three days this week. SENT: 130 words.

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