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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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Jury selection continues in John Edwards case

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A federal judge in has dismissed 47 potential jurors from the coming John Edwards trial, many because they said they couldn't fairly weigh evidence involving the former Democratic presidential candidate. Full story...
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McIntyre builds warchest as Republicans battle in primary

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has passed the $1 million mark as he raises money for his bid for reelection. Meanwhile his leading Republican challengers lag well behind in the money race. Full story...
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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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