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McMahon, Vaughn square off in race for New Hanover Sheriff

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video Sheriff Ed McMahon and challenger Jason Vaughn discuss the state of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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US House candidates talk issues at forum

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Candidates for the 7th District US House seat talked about the issues at a candidate forum Monday night.video Full story...
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Barfield, Casteen to meet in US House candidate debate Monday

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video WWAY NewsChannel 3 and HQR News 91.3 FM are hosting another candidate forum Monday. This time for the US House 7th District race to see who will replace Rep. Mike McIntyre in Washington. Full story...
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Final US Senate debate features underdog

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videoThe third and final scheduled debate for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan was once again a jab-trading event. However, Thursday's showdown in Wilmington featured the underdog, who finally got a chance to take the stage. Full story...
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JUST IN: Judge in NC gay marriage case denies delay

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videoA federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban has denied a motion from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. in Greensboro issued a ruling late Thursday denying a request from House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger that they be given until Oct. 17 to prepare arguments supporting their motion to intervene in the case. Instead, Osteen gave them until noon Friday. Full story...
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Democrats add to complaints of NC political groups

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The number of legal complaints against North Carolina political groups grows as Election Day approaches. The state Democratic Party said Thursday it's asked the Federal Election Commission to examine Carolina Rising, which has run ads praising Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Full story...
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Voter registration deadline Friday

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videoTomorrow is your last chance to register to vote in November's election. A US Supreme court decision yesterday blocked a federal appeals court ruling that would have restored same-day registration in North Carolina this fall. Full story...
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NC Senate candidates face off

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videoDistrict 9 NC Senate candidates Republican Sen. Michael Lee and Democrat Elizabeth Redenbaugh faced off Wednesday making clear just how different the two candidates are. Full story...
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US Supreme Court sides with NC on voting rules

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videoThe U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall's election. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis go head to head again

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videoIt was debate night in North Carolina as Sen. Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis debated at UNC-TV Studios in the Research Triangle Park. Hagan and Tillis went head to head over controversial issues. Full story...
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NC says it's making plans to comply with law

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North Carolina's deputy senior attorney general says the state is putting together plans to comply with an appeals court ruling that restores same-day registration and counting out-of-precinct ballots for the fall election. Alexander Peters told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Tuesday the state will handle parts of same-day registration by hand instead of computer. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan meet for 2nd NC Senate debate

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Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis face off again tonight in their race for Hagan's seat in the US Senate. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission candidates square off in forum

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Candidates for New Hanover County Commission aired their views in a forum tonight. The four candidates are competing for two open seats on the commission. The forum was sponsored by WHQR and WWAY. Full story...
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Groups ask US high court to shelve election rules

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Opponents of a voting law backed by North Carolina's Republican leaders urge the U.S. Supreme Court to block parts they say will discourage minorities from casting ballots. Lawyers for civil rights groups and voters expressed their views in court documents filed with the Supreme Court. State officials turned to the nation's high court last week after an appeals court put two key provisions on hold for next month's elections. Full story...
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