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VOTE 2012: Dalton says NC needs to be more competitive to draw business

Candidates have until Wednesday to file to run for office in North Carolina. So far the Democratic field for governor is a crowded one. The candidate with perhaps the best name recognition is Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, who hopes to make the move up from the state's second highest office.

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Etheridge hasn't yet filed for governor

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As the number of official candidates for North Carolina governor continues to climb, one high-profile competitor has been relatively quiet as the deadline approaches. Full story...
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Commerce chief Crisco considering lieutenant governor run

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North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco is not ready to say yet whether he'll run for lieutenant governor. Full story...
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McIntyre files to run for ninth term in Congress

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has filed to run for re-election in North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Full story...
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Two more Republicans join GOP contest for governor

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There are now four Republicans entered in the GOP primary contest to determine who will represent the party in the race for governor of North Carolina. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Experienced candidate Crow makes fourth run for US House

This week we've been getting to know the Republican candidates running for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Today we meet Randy Crow, who is no stranger to running for public office. This campaign is his 19th, having run for everything from city council to President of the United States.

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FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

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A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats. Full story...
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Meet lawmakers face to face Sunday

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This election season we're talking about Your Voice, Your Vote. And this weekend at the New Hanover County Government Center your voice can be heard. Full story...
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Sen. Kay Hagan opposes amendment to prohibit gay marriage

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is against a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina because she says it would harm the state's ability to recruit business and jobs and have negative consequences for families and children. Full story...
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Justice won't run for any office this year

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We already knew state Rep. Carolyn Justice would not seek another term in the state house. Now she says she will not run for any office in 2012. Full story...
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Edwards mistress wins ownership of sex tape

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The former mistress of John Edwards has won ownership of a sex tape she filmed with the former presidential candidate as he was running for the White House. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Pantano hoping 2010 experience propels him to 2012 success

In 2010, Ilario Pantano easily won the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 7th District seat in Congress before losing to incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre in the general election. Pantano has been working ever since to try again. He says a lot has changed since his first run for Congress.

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Changes to NC pollution control program considered

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A state environmental program designed to protect residents from exposure to dangerous chemicals could get scaled back if some business interests and Republican legislators have their way. Full story...
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Another GOP candidate files for NC governor's race

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory's first primary opponent hasn't been in elected office before and believes local government property taxes should be replaced with some other revenue source. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: David Rouzer hopes state Senate experience leads to Congress

David Rouzer is in the middle of his second term in the state Senate. Now the Republican from Johnston County wants to serve in Washington. Rouzer filed to run for US House yesterday in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, which has a much different look this election year.

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