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As President voices his stance on gay marriage, both sides react to NC's Amendment One passing

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video President Obama's stance on gay marriage comes at a controversial time in our country and our state. His announcement comes a day after North Carolina voters approved Amendment One. After months of debate and protests, reaction has been immediate. Tens of thousands have already signed a petition and one Wilmington church is standing its ground. Full story...
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Perdue's proposal uses higher tax for schools

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Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget adjustments for next year would use most of the proceeds from a sales tax increase to restore cuts North Carolina school districts have been forced to make and to reduce class sizes in early grades. Full story...
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Obama staffer testifies at John Edwards trail

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A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards has testified that his wife angrily confronted a key donor about his support for the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress. Full story...
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ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: President voices support of gay marriage

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President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an "evolution" that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. Full story...
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THE RANT: Pantano pouts after AP calls race

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I learned something interesting last night about former congressional candidate Ilario Pantano. Even though he's a war veteran, an author, a former Wall Street executive, a father, a husband, etc., etc., he doesn't deal well with losing. Full story...
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Barfield tops Democratic field for New Hanover County Commission

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videoIncumbent Jonathan Barfield Jr. finished ahead of his Democratic challengers in the race for New Hanover County Commission Tuesday night. He, along with newcomers Robert Zapple and Robert Murray, will move ahead to the general election in November. Full story...
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Incumbent Thompson finishes fourth; top vote-getter says community wants change

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videoTalk of a runoff election swirled around the New Hanover County Government Center last night when it came down to the six Republican candidates for County Commission, but that may not be how the numbers add up. Full story...
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Rouzer wins GOP House nomination; Pantano refuses to talk

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State Sen. David Rouzer beat Ilario Pantano and Randy Crow in the GOP primary for the state's 7th Congressional District, but at least one of the men he beat isn't ready to accept the results. Full story...
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Sykes victorious in Brunswick Co. 3rd District Commission race

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The controversial primary race for commissioner in Brunswick County's 3rd District is over, and the victory has gone to Pat Sykes, who won with about 50 percent of the vote. Sykes will run uncontested in November, because no Democrats filed to run for the seat. Full story...
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Millis wins 16th District Seat in NC House

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Republican Chris Millis took nearly 70 percent of the 4,885 votes cast in the race for North Carolina's 16th District House of Representatives seat. He beat fellow Republicans Tim Thomas and Jeff Howell. Full story...
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Williams wins GOP nomination for Brunswick Co. Commission District 5

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The Brunswick County Commission District 5 Republican race went to Brunswick County native Frank Williams. The seat has been held by long-time commissioner and current commission chair Bill Sue. Full story...
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Jones wins NC Republican primary for 3rd District

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US Rep. Walter Jones has won the Republican nomination for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District, turning back a challenge from Frank Palombo. Full story...
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NC approves amendment on gay marriage

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video North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. Full story...
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NC Treasurer Cowell wins primary

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North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell is advancing from her party's primary election as she works to keep the job responsible for overseeing $72 billion in public employee pension funds. Full story...
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Mitt Romney wins GOP primaries in NC, Indiana

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Mitt Romney has won the Indiana and North Carolina presidential primaries. Full story...
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