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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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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...