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Dalton challenges McCrory to debates across NC this summer

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In a press conference at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton today challenged his gubernatorial opponent Pat McCrory to a series of eight town hall debates on jobs and education to be held at community colleges in every region of the state. Full story...
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USA Today/Gallup Poll: 51% agree with Obama's endorsement of gay marriage

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More than half of Americans say they approve of President Obama's stance that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, but 60% say that his shift in position will have no bearing on how they vote in the November election, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: 'We look like Mississippi'

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North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue had strong words Friday when asked about Tuesday's vote on Amendment One. "We look like Mississippi," the governor told reporters in Greenville. Full story...
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Casteen to petition for spot on ballot for new House District 20

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A Wilmington attorney and CPA wants to run for the new NC House District 20 seat, but he'll have to take an unusual path to get there. Full story...
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Sign at church used as polling place questioned

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A Democratic Party official will try to get a Wilmington polling place moved because the church used for this week's balloting had a sign relating to the constitutional amendment on gay marriage, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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Pantano endorses Rouzer

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In a gracious concession statement, Ilario Pantano has endorsed his political rival David Rouzer as the Republican challenges eight-time incumbent Democrat Rep. Mike McIntyre for his seat in Congress. Full story...
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Rouzer, McIntyre ready to battle for redrawn District 7

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video For the first time in a long time, Rep. Mike McIntyre will face a different kind of opponent in November: one who's held political office. Two-time state Sen. David Rouzer swept past Ilario Pantano in the Republican primary last night to secure a place on the ballot. Full story...
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Thompson to focus on family, business after primary loss

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video It's Your Voice, Your Vote, and the people spoken. A surprise to many, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will not be on the board next year. After failing to win a nomination in the Republican race, Thompson says he should have worked harder to get votes. Full story...
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Election Night analysis

WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo, The Big Talker FM's Chad Adams, and Wilmington Mayor Pro Tem and UNCW Political Science professor Earl Sheridan take a closer look at the results from the some of the big races in the primary elections.

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THE RANT: Pantano pouts after AP calls race

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I learned something interesting last night about former congressional candidate Ilario Pantano. Even though he's a war veteran, an author, a former Wall Street executive, a father, a husband, etc., etc., he doesn't deal well with losing. Full story...
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