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Romney says NC Gingrich supporter now backing him

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Mitt Romney says the honorary chairman of Newt Gingrich's North Carolina's campaign is now supporting the former Massachusetts governor for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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Perdue's plane makes emergency landing

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A state plane with Gov. Bev Perdue on board made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Raleigh Durham International Airport, according to WTVD-TV in Raleigh. No one was hurt in the incident. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pro Amendment One billboards vandalized

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video Early voting started today, including voting for the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Health Dept. issues lead to war of words

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video The Health Department issues in Pender County continue to heat up after a "he said she said" battle on Facebook. Topsail Online printed an article today claiming County Commissioner Chester Ward said he was misrepresented on a story we ran yesterday. But that's not what he told us. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Early voting underway in NC

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Early voting is underway in North Carolina. Now through May 5 you can vote early at different One-Stop Voting locations around the area. Full story...
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Early voting starts today

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Election Day may still be more than two weeks away, but the polls are set to open in North Carolina. One-Stop Voting starts Thursday. Full story...
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Gubernatorial candidates debate ahead of Thursday's early voting

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The three leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor spent less time criticizing each other in their third and final live televised debate and more trying to reach out to voters as the early-voting period for the May 8 primary begins Thursday. Full story...
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Pender Health Department again at center of political controversy

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videoThe Health Department in Pender County is sparking tensions among county commissioners. Both the Health Board and Health Department have had issues in the past. This time questions about the board brought a heated exchange at a County Commission meeting. Full story...
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White House announces Obama visit to NC

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The White House says President Barack Obama is planning another visit to North Carolina. A White House official said Wednesday that the trip is scheduled for April 24 to the Research Triangle area. Full story...
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Romney says Obama has failed to help create jobs

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Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is over his head and swimming in the wrong direction when it comes to the economy. Full story...
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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking for ways to crack down on fraudulent unemployment compensation payments, but the lawmakers are learning that it's tough to prove someone has been cheating the system. Full story...
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City hires ballpark project manager, councilmembers say Ripken was the wrong choice

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video Wilmington City Council voted to hire National Sports Services, a company based out of Kansas, as their project manager for the proposed ballpark. Council members said Ripken Design, who the city was originally looking to hire, may have had a conflict of interest with Mandalay Baseball Properties. Full story...
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Congressional candidates talk jobs and energy independence during debate

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Election season is here and candidates far and wide are doing their best to win votes and unseat incumbents. That includes our seventh congressional seat, where Democrat Mike McIntyre is facing competition from GOP candidates: Ilario Pantano, Randy Crow and Senator David Rouzer. Full story...
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5 NC elected officials call on Democratic Party leader to resign

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Five Democratic statewide elected officials have called on state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign as party regulars have learned recently about alleged harassment within Democratic headquarters. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Architect Forest looks to build on business background in run for Lt. Gov

Dan Forest has never held political office, but he's no stranger to politics. The architect is the son of retiring US Rep. Sue Myrick, but he says his mother hasn't offered him any advice on his run for Lt. Governor. Instead, he hopes his experience out of politics as a businessman will help him reach his goal in state government, which he says needs to be run more like a business.

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