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NC Democratic Party Exec. Director resigns

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The executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party has resigned in the wake of frustrations by party activists over high turnover at the party headquarters and harassment allegations there. Full story...
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Wilmington considering Ripken Design to manage baseball project

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video The city's effort to bring a baseball stadium to the Port City now includes another big hitter. Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham proposes the city should hire Ripken Design, founded by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his brother Bill, to manage Wilmington’s baseball project. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach group one step closer to butt-free beach

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video The debate on whether to ban smoking continued tonight at the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting. Supporters of the ban got one step closer to reaching their dream of a butt free beach. A group supporting the smoking ban presented the board with a stack of signed petitions. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges voters to oppose gay marriage amendment

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month's ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges voters to oppose gay marriage amendment

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month's ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Commission candidates debate hot button issues at UNCW

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video As November nears, candidates for elected office are trying to make their voices and viewpoints heard. A debate forum was held Wednesday night at UNCW that helped candidates in New Hanover County do just that. Three Democrats and six Republican candidates for the New Hanover County Commission each answered a variety of questions on different topics. Full story...
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NC lawmakers give few details on insurance changes

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A study committee at the Legislature examining North Carolina's automobile insurance system has completed its work with few detailed recommendations, but a panel leader said he wants changes in 2013 that will give more safe drivers lower premiums. Full story...
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Santorum quits presidential campaign

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Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Full story...
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Edwards campaign repays taxpayers $2.1 million

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John Edwards's campaign has repaid $2.1 million in public matching funds received after the North Carolina Democrat dropped out of the 2008 presidential primary amid a sex scandal. Full story...
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Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

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video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run. Full story...
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Campaign says Santorum's daughter is recovering

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's campaign says his hospitalized daughter is recovering and could be released soon. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Gurley believes local experience asset for Lt. Gov. run

It's a long way from a county commission to the second highest office in the state. But Wake County Commissioner Tony Gurley believes his experience on the local level is just what North Carolina needs from its next Lieutenant Governor.

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Pantano, Rouzer tangle over immigration amnesty

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Seventh District Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano is calling out his opponent state Sen. David Rouzer. Pantano held a news conference today to show video of Rouzer discussing his role in support of amnesty for illegal aliens. Pantano claims he has hounded Rouzer for six months trying to get him to admit the truth. Full story...
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Gingrich hopes NC is springboard to open convention

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video Newt Gingrich clearly has no plans to get out of the presidential race. When a reporter pointed this out after a rally at UNC Wilmington Wednesday, Gingrich said, "I want to commend you. You're the first reporter to state the obvious." Full story...
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NC governor candidate McCrory respects Romney

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The leading Republican candidate for North Carolina governor says it's time for Republicans to focus on defeating President Barack Obama - rather than upon each other - after Mitt Romney swept three presidential primaries earlier this week. Full story...
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