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Vote 2012

Area kids pick Obama, Dalton

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Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. Now the results are in. Full story...
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Melissa Gott registers, votes in New Hanover Co.

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Melissa Gott, whose ascent in New Hanover County politics abruptly collapsed under skepticism about whether she owned a permanent residence there, re-registered to vote in the county last week only days after the Board of Elections purged her from the voting rolls. Full story...
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NC election official predicts 69 percent turnout

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North Carolina's chief elections official predicts overall voter turnout for Tuesday's election will fall a tad short of the percentage recorded in 2008. Full story...
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Catch a Wave to the polls

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There may be a threat of bad weather tomorrow, but at least in Wilmington transportation should not be a reason to keep you from the polls. Wave Transit wants to make sure you get out and vote tomorrow, so all buses on all routes will be free on Election Day. Full story...
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First Lady touts Obama campaign in NC on final day

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North Carolina gets a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama on her last day on the campaign trail. Mrs. Obama is scheduled to visit Charlotte with singer Mariah Carey and NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher to stir up supporters. Full story...
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Early voting ends in NC; turnout higher than 2008

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The state of North Carolina's political landscape leading into election day is becoming more clear. Final totals are expected Monday for the number of people who took advantage of early voting. Full story...
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POLL: Romney rises in favorability; Obama's pushback is intensity

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After lagging for months at historic lows, Mitt Romney's personal popularity has advanced in the final weekend to its highest of the 2012 campaign, rivaling Barack Obama's. But Obama pushes back with greater enthusiasm among his supporters – and the race itself remains a tie. Full story...
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Candidates make last push at Women's Rally

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video With Election Day inching nearer, some candidates spent Saturday at a Women's Rally on the River explaining how they will measure up if elected for office. Full story...
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Latest poll shows strong opposition to ballpark bond

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video To build or not to build. That is the question facing Wilmington voters. A new poll released today may give us some insight into how Port City voters are leaning heading into the election. A poll from the conservative Civitas Institute shows that overwhelmingly Wilmington voters are expected to say no. Full story...
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Outside group runs attack ad in NC court race

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A third-party political group has launched a television ad in the race for North Carolina Supreme Court race that attacks candidate Sam Ervin IV in part by linking him to former Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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