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Pizza Hut backpedals on presidential debate stunt

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Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Department to offer flu vaccines to early voters Thursday

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The Brunswick County Health Department will offer flu shots at three locations Thursday on the first day of early voting. This is the only day that is scheduled. It's part of a statewide effort called Vote and Vax. Full story...
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Redistricting might confuse some voters

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Tens of thousands of voters in New Hanover and Pender counties may be surprised when they see their ballots this year and find that they no longer reside in the 7th Congressional District, where Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton Democrat, has been the congressman for 16 years. Full story...
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Forest's camp cites Myrick's cancer in slamming ad

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The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor is upset that a state employees' union is running a commercial he says is disrespectful to his mother, US Rep. Sue Myrick. Full story...
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Wilmington accidentally takes down pro-ballpark signs

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Wilmington city leaders are saying "oops." The Chamber of Commerce says city employees accidentally removed dozens of political signs supporting the ballpark bond referendum. Full story...
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Blue Dog McIntyre resists GOP tide

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Veteran North Carolina Congressman Mike McIntyre admits he has an uphill fight to win re-election. A conservative Blue Dog Democrat, McIntyre casually quotes Scripture, rails against illegal immigrants, touts his votes against "Obamacare" and says he's never met a tax cut he didn't like. Full story...
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Burr says presidential race could hinge on foreign policy

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video Tonight the vice presidential candidates square off for their only debate. They'll focus on foreign and domestic policy, as will the presidential hopefuls tuesday. Today we talked with Sen. Richard Burr about some of the issues the candidates will tackle. Full story...
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Butler attacks Goolsby with transvaginal wand

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video A new ad in the race for state Senate District 9 is grabbing people's attention. Deb Butler's new ad says incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby is trying to follow women into the doctor's office. Full story...
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Voter registration ends Friday at 5 p.m.

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If you want to vote this Election Day, time is running out to register. To vote on November 6, you must be registered by Friday at 5 p.m. Full story...
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Team Obama hopes veep debate halts GOP momentum

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Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff. Full story...
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Mitt Romney to hold Asheville rally

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Mitt Romney's will campaign in western North Carolina just before his running mate is scheduled to debate Vice President Joe Biden. Full story...
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NC governor's candidates differ on tax changes

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North Carolina's major party candidates for governor have starkly different views on whether the state's economy is on the right track. That difference may explain why Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory diverged on the scope of changes needed for North Carolina's tax system during interviews with the Associated Press. Full story...
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Jill Biden to campaign in NC on Saturday

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The wife of Vice President Joe Biden will visit North Carolina this weekend. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Tuesday evening that Jill Biden will attend campaign events for the Democratic ticket geared toward women on Saturday. Full story...
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SC senator rallies for Romney support in Wilmington

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham rallied in Wilmington with veterans and military families in support of Mitt Romney's presidential run Tuesday night. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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