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Perdue still won't debate in southeastern NC

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Bev Perdue will not debate her opponents in southeastern North Carolina, but she promises to come back if she's elected governor.

The Democrat spoke to supporters Thursday morning at Whitey's Restaurant in Wilmington, but she will not stay in town to take part in a forum WWAY is co-sponsoring Friday night. Perdue said the five debates she did in other parts of the state are enough. If you missed those, she said you can watch all five hours of debates online.

WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo asked Perdue, "What about people who don't have access to the Internet, and don't have access to high-speed internet in rural communities?"

Perdue replied, "Every library in the state has high-speed internet access, and if that's a problem, there's always somebody, somewhere that they can use the Internet."

Perdue said if elected, she will hold the first of her planned town hall meetings in New Hanover County in mid-January.

During the primary season, Perdue also skipped a debate here in Wilmington. She blamed that on a scheduling conflict, even though she was in town that night and the day after.

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