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Top lawyer for Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton dies

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The chief lawyer in the office of Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has died suddenly. Full story...
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Perdue won't seek second term as governor

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video Democratic North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue released a statement Thursday saying she won't seek another four-year term because she believes a re-election bid would make it more difficult to find a bipartisan solution to fund public education in a divisive political environment. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's statement about decision not to run for re-election

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Governor Perdue has released a statement regarding her decision not to run for re-election. Full story...
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US Rep. Brad Miller won't seek re-election

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U.S. Rep. Brad Miller says he will not seek re-election this year to the 13th Congressional District seat he held since 2002. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor, school board chair disagree on sales tax increase plan

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videoGov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax increase to help fund public education has made her unpopular with many voters. However, mayors throughout the state, including a few in our area are banning together in support of the tax increase. Full story...
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McCrory prepares for hometown campaign

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Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will campaign in earnest for North Carolina governor starting next week in the county where he spent much of his childhood. Full story...
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Sykes says run for Brunswick Co. Commission "nothing to do with Charles Warren"

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videoA political battle in Brunswick County just entered a new arena. Social Services Board member Pat Sykes said today she will challenge Charles Warren for his seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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Obama leads by wide margins among latinos, but Florida in play for GOP

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Only nine months from Election Day, Latino voters — the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc — favor President Obama over all the Republican candidates by a wide margin, according to a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News, a welcome boost for a White House facing a difficult reelection fight. Full story...
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Treasury Secretary to tour NC energy plant

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is planning to tour an energy plant in Charlotte and talk to business leaders as he touts the president's policies to strengthen the economy. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Berger goes off on StarNews reporter in e-mail

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Good luck. Keep your deceitful “reports” coming. I’ve heard less gossip and misplaced rumors in teenagers conversations than in your agenda-driven, weak reporting. I’m ashamed for you. I thought you might have some integrity and talent, but you’ve shown none of either. Full story...
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Romney campaign touts his tax return transparency

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those earnings, $21.7 million, put him among the wealthiest of American taxpayers. Romney's campaign said Tuesday he followed all tax laws. Full story...
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Charlotte City Council OKs broader police powers for DNC

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Charlotte will have new laws that give police more power to stop and search people when the Democratic National Convention comes to town later this year. Full story...
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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can't afford CFPUA bills

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video A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don't understand why Berger would vote against it. Full story...
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McIntyre bids farewell to fellow Blue Dog Giffords

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Like Giffords, Rep. Mike McIntyre is a Blue Dog Democrat. Today he said he will miss his friend and colleague. Full story...
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