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NAACP leader pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

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The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his activism will not be hindered by his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Full story...
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Speechwriter says Edwards knew about cover up

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A former speechwriter for John Edwards has testified that the onetime presidential candidate acknowledged knowing that a wealthy donor was secretly supporting his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Pro-amendment church signs raise questions at polling places

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The controversy over Amendment One continued all the way to some polling places. Some opponents to the amendment say pro-amendment signs at some churches used as polling places made them feel uncomfortable about voting at their designated precinct. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Amendment vote drawing many to polls on Election Day

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The Constitutional amendment to define marriage in North Carolina has gotten a lot of attention, and today it brought a lot of people out to the polls. Whether for or against, voters have strong opinions about Amendment One and were vocal about their decision today. Full story...
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Turnout slower than expected in NC primary vote

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North Carolina voting officials say turnout is a little lower than expected for the primaries across the state. Full story...
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Youngest NC voters can't cast ballot on amendment

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Some of North Carolina's youngest voters are getting a chance to pick candidates for November's general election, but they won't be able to vote on the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

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Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Full story...
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VOTE 2012 Voter Guide

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Who's on the ballot this election year? Check out our comprehensive list of all the races in the Cape Fear. Plus you can watch interviews we've done with some of the candidates. Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. Full story...

Board of Elections answers questions as voters head to polls

The New Hanover County Board of Elections stopped by Good Morning Carolina to answer questions about Election Day. For questions about where to vote, visit www.ncsbe.gov.

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Schoninger turns down offer to buy land for ballpark, will reconsider

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video Chuck Schoninger, CEO of USA InvestCo, who also owns land along the Wilmington riverfront near PPD, says the offer he got nearly three months ago was just not good enough. Not only was the price not right, Schoninger also says he wasn't sure the group making the offers had the best intentions at heart. Full story...
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Rep. Howard Coble refutes campaign ad endorsing Bobby Coffer

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A longtime North Carolina Congressman is refuting a campaign ad run by a primary challenger to state Senate leader Phil Berger that suggests the congressman is endorsing Berger's rival. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Etheridge ends final-day, cross-state tour at WWAY

We are down to the 11th hour when it comes to campaigning for tomorrow's primaries, and nobody knows this better than the candidates. Rep. Bob Etheridge is running for governor. He was all over the state on Monday. He started his day in Greensboro, and ended it with a visit to WWAY for a live interview during WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 p.m.

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Lawyer: Amendment One not written well, expect legal challenges

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video A new poll says a Constitutional amendment blocking gay marriage in North Carolina could easily become law tomorrow. The amendment defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but some folks say there is more at stake than just who gets to wear a ring on their left hand. Full story...
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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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