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VOTE 2012: McCrory keeps campaigning despite easy win predicted

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Pat McCrory is not taking anything for granted. Despite being the presumptive Republican nominee for governor, he is staying busy in the final hours before voters head to the polls. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Dalton confident as Democratic race for governor winds down

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video The latest polls show Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton with a slight edge over Rep. Bob Etheridge in the Democratic race for governor. Dalton feels very good about his place in the polls. When it comes to what voters will decide Tuesday, he thinks his record speaks for itself. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: After year of controversy, Warren faces three challengers in Republican primary

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video In Brunswick County, the District 3 Commission seat has been the center of controversy. Incumbent Charles Warren faces three challengers in the primary. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Jwantana Frink

Jwantana Frink says she is a Brunswick County native, having graduated from both South Brunswick High School and Brunswick Community College. Jwantana says her time serving on several county committees and boards, including the Southport Board of Aldermen, give her the experience and knowledge to make her the perfect pick for County Commissioner.

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Candidate Interview: Joe Agovino

Joe Agovino says he has lived in Brunswick County and has enjoyed the strong cultural heritage and beautiful environment for 18 years. His decision to run for Brunswick County Commissioner is based on preserving the county and strengthening it with sound fiscal policy, low taxes, and being a strong voice for the people in County Government.

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Lawyer: Heiress' money meant as a gift for Edwards

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A lawyer for a Virginia heiress says he believes she gave money that was intended as a gift for John Edwards, not a campaign contribution as he ran for president. Full story...
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NC employee groups spending to back Coleman

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A union representing North Carolina state employees and the union's affiliates have spent several times what Linda Coleman's campaign spent on her own bid for lieutenant governor to try to help her win Tuesday's primary. Full story...
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Political activity strong on weekend of NC primary

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The final weekend before North Carolina's primary election Tuesday has leading Democratic candidates for governor out campaigning while supporters and opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment encouraging people to cast ballots on early voting's final day. Full story...
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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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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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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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video State Senators Thom Goolsby and David Rouzer announced today they have enough support to pass a bill that's already passed in the House when they go back to the General Assembly. If it becomes law, it would stop forced annexation in Monkey Junction through the end of the year. But the effort does not stop there. Full story...
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