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Romney and Santorum meet in Pittsburgh

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has met with former rival Rick Santorum. Friday's meeting in Pittsburgh came nearly a month after the former Pennsylvania senator left the race, clearing the way for Romney to become the nominee. Full story...
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Early voting ends Saturday

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Did you beat the crowds to the polls? Early One-Stop Voting ends tomorrow afternoon. It's the last chance you'll get to vote until Election Day on Tuesday. Full story...
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NC lawyers' group holds marriage question debate

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Supporters and opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage in North Carolina have made some of the final closing arguments in a nine-month old debate that ends with next week's primary. Full story...
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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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video State Senators Thom Goolsby and David Rouzer announced today they have enough support to pass a bill that's already passed in the House when they go back to the General Assembly. If it becomes law, it would stop forced annexation in Monkey Junction through the end of the year. But the effort does not stop there. Full story...
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Four Democrats battle for three spots on New Hanover Co. Commission

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video In the race for New Hanover County Commission, six of ten candidates, Three from each party, will move on from the primary to November's general election. On the Democratic side, incumbent Jonathan Barfield faces three men who hope to hold political office for the first time. Full story...
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Evangelist Billy Graham backs marriage amendment

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The Rev. Billy Graham is urging North Carolina voters to support a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Derrick Hickey

Derrick Hickey says he chose New Hanover County to settle down with his family and medical practice because of all it has to offer. He wants to make the area the best it can be. Hickey currently serves on the New Hanover County School Board. He says this experience, along with a plan for success for the county, sets him apart from the other Republicans running for County Commission.

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VOTE 2012: Meet the New Hanover County Commission Republican candidates

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video The race for three open seats on the New Hanover County Commission is hotly contested this primary with six candidates in the GOP race alone. Each of the six Republicans say they have what it takes to win the race, but what exactly do they think matters to the community? Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Beth Dawson

Beth Dawson says it's time for some equality on the New Hanover County Commission. Dawson says her business experience along with her dedication to the community make her the perfect choice for commissioner

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Canidate Interview: Buck O'Shields

Buck O’Shields is no stranger to serving New Hanover County. He served on the commission decades ago. Now he wants to throw his hat back into the ring. O'Shields says he thinks his experience on the board will help improve the quality of life in the county.

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Candidate Interview: James Knox

James Knox has been Mayor of Northwest for 18 years. He believes he better represents District 18 now that the lines have been redrawn. Knox says his long tenure of local politics make him the right person for voters to send to Raleigh.

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Candidate Interview: Frank Meares

Frank Christopher Meares says he is running for New Hanover County Commission on a campaign of responsibility and accountability. Meares says he thinks it's important to hold politicians accountable so their campaign promises become reality. That is why he has created a petition he hopes everyone running for office will sign.

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Candidate Interview: Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson is currently a New Hanover County Commissioner. He hopes to keep his seat. He says although he previously said he would not run for re-election, he can't give it up yet. Before serving on the commission, Thompson was a member of the Wilmington City Council.

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Candidate Interview: Susi Hamilton

Rep. Susi Hamilton has represented District 18 in the NC House for the past two years, and she wants to continue being the voice of New Hanover and Brunswick Counties in Raleigh. The incumbent Democrat says her
experience and involvement set her apart.

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Candidate Interview: Woody White

Woody White says he is focusing his campaign for New Hanover County Commission on honesty and integrity. He says his problem-solving skills along with his track record make him stand out amongst the rest.

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