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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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VOTE 2012: Newt Gingrich talks with WWAY about campaign, hopes for NC and beyond

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks with WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo about his campaign, the Republican front-runner and why he thinks North Carolina can help him make history.

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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington

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video Like it or not, Monkey Junction is now in the Wilmington city limits. That means those residents will soon start receiving city services, such as police protection and solid waste removal. Full story...
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Rubio: 'I'm not going to be vice president'

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Republican Mitt Romney will win the White House, but not with Rubio on the ticket. Full story...
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Proposal unveiled to close NC Medicaid shortfall

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It sounds like Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration and Republican legislative leaders have a plan to close an estimated $150 million shortfall in Medicaid expected by the end of June. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: N&O - Renee Ellmers backs David Rouzer in GOP primary

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U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers waded into an intra-party fight Wednesday, endorsing state Sen. David Rouzer in the 7th Congressional district primary. Full story...
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Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Wilmington Wednesday

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The Republican race for the White House comes to North Carolina tomorrow, as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds a rally at UNCW, according to his deputy press secretary. The event is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Full story...
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Wilmington thinks $1.1M investment on recycling bins will pay off in long run

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video The City of Wilmington wants to replace its current recycling bins. It will come at a cost. Tonight, City Council is expected to pass a resolution authorizing the city to spend $1.1 million on new recycling bins. A city spokeswoman says this will actually end up saving the city money in the long run. Full story...
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Romney suggests it's time for Santorum to leave

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As voters head to the polls today in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney is giving a subtle push to rival Rick Santorum to leave the race. Full story...
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7 new faces running to become NC's No. 2 executive

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Accomplished newcomers and veteran politicians who haven't run for statewide office are among the seven candidates from the two major political parties vying to be North Carolina's next lieutenant governor. Full story...
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Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to help raise campaign money for Pantano, other veterans

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Ilario Pantano is getting some big-name help raising money for his Congressional campaign. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend a fundraiser for Pantano and other veterans in Washington, DC, later this month. Full story...
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Council of State gives permission to close mental hospital

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North Carolina's oldest state mental hospital could soon be shuttered now that statewide elected leaders have agreed that remaining patients can be moved to a more modern location. Full story...
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