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Vote 2012

Local unemployment more than point higher than nation

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video The October national jobs report released today shows more than 170,000 jobs were added to the economy last month. So why is our local unemployment office as crowded as ever? Full story...
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In person early voting in NC exceeds 2 million

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The number of people casting ballots at early-voting places has now exceeded 2 million in North Carolina. Full story...
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Officials: Effigies parked at NC early voting site

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North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks. Full story...
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POLL: Romney leads in confidence on recovery, but Obama escapes most economic blame

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More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama's predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example of the mixed sentiments that undergird the deadlocked 2012 election. Full story...
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Ballpark supporters host informational happy hour

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video Election Day is right around the corner and campaigns for the ballpark referendum are moving full steam ahead. We caught up with the "Vote Yes" group to see how they are continuing to gather supporters. Full story...
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Kids get their say in election

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video More than two million North Carolinians have cast their vote already. At schools around the area, there's a different kind of early voting. Students at Mary C. Williams Elementary School in Wilmington are feeling the patriotic spirit, participating in the annual "Kids Voting" program. Full story...
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Shop offers voters discount

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A Wilmington boutique is giving voters a bit more incentive to head to the polls this election. Island Passage is offering customers 20 percent off their entire purchase if customers show their "I Voted" sticker. Full story...
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Michelle Obama to visit Charlotte next week

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Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina. President Barack Obama's campaign announced Thursday the first lady will visit Charlotte on Monday, just one day before the election. Full story...
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Biden's wife among campaign visitors to NC

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The final days of the presidential campaign are bringing more of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's surrogates to North Carolina. Full story...
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POLL: Storm response earns Obama praise amid election’s deadlock drama

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Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama;s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-deadlocked presidential election is another question. Full story...
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Dalton wants NC board to investigate flights

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Walter Dalton's gubernatorial campaign has asked North Carolina election officials to investigate whether Pat McCrory's campaign reported unlawful payments for a flight for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to attend McCrory events in September. Full story...
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Early voting drawing big crowds around the Cape Fear

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video Less than a week before Election Day, many people are taking full advantage of One Stop Voting. Voters say because of early voting, there is no excuse not to make your voice heard. Full story...
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POLL: Tighter gender gap, sharper partisanship – but no change in the bottom line

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Nationally, likely voters divide by 49-48 percent between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll. That's exactly where it's been in seven of the nine ABC/Post tracking poll releases since the start of last week, albeit with movement in some underlying measures – toward Romney in the middle of last week, then easing back since. Full story...
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NC officials troubled by raucous election activity

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North Carolina election officials are concerned about raucous campaigning around early voting sites and people purposefully misrepresenting voting laws to reduce turnout. Full story...
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Outside money funds Wilmington ballpark battle

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As Election Day inches closer, the ballpark campaign is heating up. But who's behind the funding for the race? Full story...
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