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Thompson changes course, will run for re-election

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Jason Thompson is not done running for office after all. The first-term New Hanover County Commissioner changed his mind this morning and announced he will run for re-election despite saying earlier that he would not run. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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90-year-old former university doctor running for governor

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A 90-year-old Harnett County man says he's running North Carolina governor on a platform of creating a state foundation that would allow North Carolina government to reduce or possibly eliminate taxes over time. Full story...
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First lady Michelle Obama coming to NC for visit

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First lady Michelle Obama is planning to visit Raleigh and Charlotte to meet with military families, school children and to make remarks in advance of this summer's Democratic National Convention in the Queen City. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McComas asked Davis if he would run

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State Rep. Danny McComas will not run for another term in the North Carolina House. New Hanover County Commission Chair Ted Davis, though, will. Davis filed for the 19th District seat this morning. Full story...
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Etheridge to file for governor on last day

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge will officially become a candidate for North Carolina governor with a few hours to spare before the filing period ends. Full story...
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Hill, Justice say increased pensions no factor in leaving legislature

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video A few of the Cape Fear's most prominent legislators are not seeking re-election, but they will get bigger pensions than if they'd left office earlier. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Dalton says NC needs to be more competitive to draw business

Candidates have until Wednesday to file to run for office in North Carolina. So far the Democratic field for governor is a crowded one. The candidate with perhaps the best name recognition is Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, who hopes to make the move up from the state's second highest office.

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Etheridge hasn't yet filed for governor

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As the number of official candidates for North Carolina governor continues to climb, one high-profile competitor has been relatively quiet as the deadline approaches. Full story...
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Commerce chief Crisco considering lieutenant governor run

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North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco is not ready to say yet whether he'll run for lieutenant governor. Full story...
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McIntyre files to run for ninth term in Congress

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has filed to run for re-election in North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Full story...
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Two more Republicans join GOP contest for governor

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There are now four Republicans entered in the GOP primary contest to determine who will represent the party in the race for governor of North Carolina. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Experienced candidate Crow makes fourth run for US House

This week we've been getting to know the Republican candidates running for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Today we meet Randy Crow, who is no stranger to running for public office. This campaign is his 19th, having run for everything from city council to President of the United States.

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FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

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A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats. Full story...
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