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Sykes says run for Brunswick Co. Commission "nothing to do with Charles Warren"

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videoA political battle in Brunswick County just entered a new arena. Social Services Board member Pat Sykes said today she will challenge Charles Warren for his seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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Obama leads by wide margins among latinos, but Florida in play for GOP

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Only nine months from Election Day, Latino voters — the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc — favor President Obama over all the Republican candidates by a wide margin, according to a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News, a welcome boost for a White House facing a difficult reelection fight. Full story...
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Treasury Secretary to tour NC energy plant

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is planning to tour an energy plant in Charlotte and talk to business leaders as he touts the president's policies to strengthen the economy. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Berger goes off on StarNews reporter in e-mail

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Good luck. Keep your deceitful “reports” coming. I’ve heard less gossip and misplaced rumors in teenagers conversations than in your agenda-driven, weak reporting. I’m ashamed for you. I thought you might have some integrity and talent, but you’ve shown none of either. Full story...
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Romney campaign touts his tax return transparency

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those earnings, $21.7 million, put him among the wealthiest of American taxpayers. Romney's campaign said Tuesday he followed all tax laws. Full story...
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Charlotte City Council OKs broader police powers for DNC

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Charlotte will have new laws that give police more power to stop and search people when the Democratic National Convention comes to town later this year. Full story...
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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can't afford CFPUA bills

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video A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don't understand why Berger would vote against it. Full story...
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McIntyre bids farewell to fellow Blue Dog Giffords

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Like Giffords, Rep. Mike McIntyre is a Blue Dog Democrat. Today he said he will miss his friend and colleague. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Jesse Helms's widow emails support for Rouzer

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I normally do not get involved in political races other than our own, but David is a very special exception. You see, David worked in Washington with Jesse for almost a decade, and once you get to know David you will understand why Jesse and I thought so highly of him. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McIntyre Campaign has more than $1 million heading into primary

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The Mike McIntyre For Congress Campaign Committee announced today that the campaign raised $852,000 in 2011 and begins the 2012 election year with $687,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban supporters launch effort

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Supporters of a constitutional question on May's ballot in North Carolina say the amendment is needed to protect traditional marriage from those who want to expand what is legal in the state. Full story...
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County adopts plan to replenish Carolina Beach sand

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New Hanover County Commissioners put a new plan into place to make sure the sand on Carolina Beach will be replenished after a project cooperation agreement with the government runs out. Full story...
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Charlotte votes on rules making DNC protests harder

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Charlotte leaders are looking at rules to restrict political demonstrations ahead of this year's Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago. Full story...
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