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NC Republicans could see contested prez primary

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North Carolina Republicans are looking more likely to get their chance to help choose a presidential nominee after Super Tuesday failed to materialize as the clincher for front-runner Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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Gingrich presses ahead

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After winning one state -- Georgia -- on Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich says he'll press ahead, and will "wait and see how the race goes." Full story...
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Romney a narrow winner in Ohio

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It's a narrow win -- but still a win -- for Mitt Romney in Ohio. Romney has 38 percent of the vote to Rick Santorum's 37 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Full story...
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Perdue friend asks judge to throw out flights case

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A friend of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has asked a judge to throw out criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes provided to the Democratic politician. Full story...
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President plans visit to NC truck plant

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President Barack Obama is planning another trip to North Carolina, this time visiting a truck plant that has been hiring new workers to help fill an uptick in orders. Full story...
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NC revenues remain ahead of targets for budget

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North Carolina state government revenues remain slightly ahead of projections during this fiscal year, but the Legislature's top economist warns that slow employment and potential recessions in other countries could drag collections down. Full story...
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Dalton rolls out endorsement list for NC governor

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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says he has the support of more than 100 current and former elected officials in his bid for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Edwards adds sex tape case lawyers to defense team

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Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has added two Greensboro lawyers who recently represented his mistress in a legal fight over the couple's sex tape to the defense team for his upcoming criminal trial. Full story...
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GOP presidential candidates facing unexpected headwinds

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It's not a happy time for Republicans seeking the White House. Ahead of Super Tuesday contests, they're being thrown on the defensive over birth control and comments by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and tripped up by subjects bearing little relation to Americans' everyday concerns. All the while, President Obama's ratings are climbing. Full story...
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Former Perdue staffer pleads not guilty to charges

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A former aide to Gov. Bev Perdue has pleaded not guilty to charges over secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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Etheridge at home to begin NC governor campaign

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One of the leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor is staying home to begin his campaign in earnest. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Lambeth drops out of House race because of health issues, backs Davis

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videoThere will not be a Republican primary for the 19th District state House seat after all. Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says he is dropping out of the race because of health reasons. Full story...
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Group against gay marriage ban ends cross-state trip in Wilmington

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videoA North Carolina woman has run hundreds of miles in the past few weeks to raise awareness about a proposed Constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages in North Carolina. Full story...
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Obama to address economy in politically important NC

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President Barack Obama will travel to Charlotte Wednesday to speak about the economy. The trip keeps up Obama's weekly visits to politically important states, drawing attention to the economic recovery and steps aimed at sustaining it. Full story...
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