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Vote 2012

ONLY ON 3: Congressman says he's too busy for voters in New Hanover, Pender

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video When voters in Pender County and parts of New Hanover County go to the polls, they may be surprised by who they're voting for for Congress. The area is now part of the 3rd Congressional District, but incumbent Rep. Walter Jones has spent little time in his new territory. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Hamilton faces primary challenge from Knox in House 18 race

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video The primary election is now just four days away, and we want to help you get to know the candidates. We sat down with the Democrats fighting to represent District 18 in the North Carolina House of Representatives: James Knox and incumbent Susi Hamilton. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Dale Folwell

Dale Folwell says there's a dam of disgust in North Carolina between the people and government. That's why the current Speaker Pro Tem of the North Carolina House wants to be Lt. Governor. He says he's the only candidate in the crowded Republican field with the experience to lead a chamber of the General Assembly and put North Carolina on the right track.

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Romney and Santorum meet in Pittsburgh

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has met with former rival Rick Santorum. Friday's meeting in Pittsburgh came nearly a month after the former Pennsylvania senator left the race, clearing the way for Romney to become the nominee. Full story...
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Early voting ends Saturday

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Did you beat the crowds to the polls? Early One-Stop Voting ends tomorrow afternoon. It's the last chance you'll get to vote until Election Day on Tuesday. Full story...
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THE RANT: Where's Walter?

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When the North Carolina General Assembly redrew the 3rd Congressional District, it extended it from the Virginia state line, down through Pender County and into Downtown Wilmington. I guess Rep. Walter Jones didn't get the memo, because to my knowledge, he's made no effort to come down and introduce himself to his new constituents. Full story...
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NC lawyers' group holds marriage question debate

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Supporters and opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage in North Carolina have made some of the final closing arguments in a nine-month old debate that ends with next week's primary. Full story...
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POLL: NC Marriage Amendment has strong lead in final week

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Marriage Amendment proponents appear to be ahead in North Carolina, according to polling done by the Civitas Institute on April 30 to May 2. Full story...
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Four Democrats battle for three spots on New Hanover Co. Commission

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video In the race for New Hanover County Commission, six of ten candidates, Three from each party, will move on from the primary to November's general election. On the Democratic side, incumbent Jonathan Barfield faces three men who hope to hold political office for the first time. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Derrick Hickey

Derrick Hickey says he chose New Hanover County to settle down with his family and medical practice because of all it has to offer. He wants to make the area the best it can be. Hickey currently serves on the New Hanover County School Board. He says this experience, along with a plan for success for the county, sets him apart from the other Republicans running for County Commission.

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