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McCrory besting Dalton in NC governor fundraising

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High-profile North Carolina Republicans running for office next week are holding a marked financial advantage over their Democratic rivals, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Watch the Wilmington ballpark debate

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video Thursday night WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-fm hosted the only live debate focused on the ballpark bond referendum. Mayor Bill Saffo and Councilman Kevin O'Grady represented the city and Vote Yes Ballpark. Businessmen Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty spoke on behalf of Vote No Ballpark Tax. Full story...
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Bad weather greets some early voters at polls

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First there were long lines. Now state election officials are warning about another problem at North Carolina's early voting stations: bad weather. Full story...
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Wilmington zeroing in on ballpark site

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The City of Wilmington apparently knows which site it wants to build a ballpark if voters approve a bond referendum. WWAY has obtained the latest draft copy of an option agreement for the city to purchase land from Sawmill Point Investors, LLC, of Charlotte. Full story...
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Democrats send Jesse Jackson, Alicia Keys to NC

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Rev. Jesse Jackson visits university campuses in Durham and Chapel Hill, and singer Alicia Keys in Greensboro and Raleigh to promote early voting efforts Friday. Full story...
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Ballpark debate sparks fireworks from both sides

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video WWAY and WHQR hosted the only baseball stadium debate Thursday night. Appropriately, with a big game comes fireworks, and the exchange was full of them. Full story...
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Voters report problems with electronic ballots

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video This week there's been an uproar around the state about electronic ballot machines changing votes from one candidate to another. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: The art of campaign signs

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video You can't miss them if you're driving around the area. Maybe you even have a few in your yard. Political signs are an important part of any campaign, but what goes in to making the perfect pitch on your placard? Full story...
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McCrory keeps defending ethics with Dalton attacks

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North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory is ready to field attacks on his record of ethics in politics. Democratic rival Walter Dalton and his political allies have spent months trying to locate ethical stains that would reduce the comfort voters have with the former Charlotte mayor. Full story...
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Pundit moves 7th District race from 'toss-up' to 'leans Democrat'

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As Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre and his Republican challenger David Rouzer continue to ramp up the rhetoric in their race for McIntyre's seat in the US House, at least one political pundit sees the race starting to tip toward the incumbent. Full story...
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ABC: Romney takes lead on economy; white men are the movers

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Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in who better understands the public's economic problems – two key metrics of the 2012 presidential race. Full story...
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Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year's election. He tells "CBS This Morning" he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he's been vague on many issues. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & WHQR-FM: The only 'official' baseball stadium debate TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

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video WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 will co-host Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group. The debate will be TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton hit on tried themes in last debate

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The major-party candidates for North Carolina governor tried to leave a lasting impression with the electorate in their final televised debate. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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