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Candidate names filed ahead of NC presidential primary, majority in Libertarian party

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More than half of the candidates expected on North Carolina's presidential primary ballots in May come from the Libertarian Party. Full story...
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Sue Myrick won't seek re-election to Congress

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US Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte says she won't run again for re-election to North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Full story...
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Kure Beach mayor explains profanity-laced tirade at fellow commissioners

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video An area mayor known for saying it how it is says he'll continue to speak his mind despite a recent outburst. Dean Lambeth is known as Kure Beach's straight-shooting mayor, but some have questioned a recent outburst during a town retreat. Full story...
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State GOP leaders report fundraising advantage over Democrats

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Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina Legislature are benefiting from newly-earned political power in their campaign coffers, too. Full story...
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NC Democratic Rep. Weiss won't seek re-election

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Another North Carolina state House member who was a leader during the chamber's Democratic control won't run for re-election. Full story...
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State Rep. Larry Womble released from hospital, moved to rehab

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A colleague of State Rep. Larry Womble says the nine-term Democratic lawmaker has been released from a Winston-Salem hospital, where he was recovering from injuries received in a head-on collision last December. Full story...
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Brunswick County Commission considers hospital sale, sets date for Warren hearing

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The Brunswick County Commission held its regular meeting Monday night, one item on the agenda was the deal for the old community hospital. Full story...
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Etheridge makes clear views on NC taxes, amendment

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North Carolina governor candidate Bob Etheridge says he supports a temporary sales tax increase for education and opposes passage of a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage and other relationships. Full story...
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NC judges don't dismiss map lawsuits entirely

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A three-judge panel says a pair of lawsuits challenging North Carolina's new boundaries for congressional and legislative seats can move forward. Full story...
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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge joining race for NC governor

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is entering the Democratic race for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Former New Hanover County Commissioner announces plan to run again

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A New Hanover county native has announced that he plans to run for a position as a New Hanover County Commissioner once again. Full story...
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Pres. Obama re-election supporters open office in Wilmington

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Political season is in full swing. As President Barack Obama gets into to full re-election campaign mode, some local supporters opened their campaign doors in Wilmington. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McCrory looks to fix 'broken' government, economy as governor

Republican Pat McCrory brought his campaign for governor to Wilmington Thursday. Before heading to a campaign rally, he visited WWAY to talk about the race for the state's highest office, including how Bev Perdue not seeking re-election affects things, questions about the money he's made since leaving office as Charlotte Mayor and what he sees as the biggest issues facing North Carolina.

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FIRST ON 3: McCrory says he won't release personal financial information

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Yesterday the NC Democratic Party questioned the money Pat McCrory's been making the last few years and calling on him to disclose his financial relationships and records. We asked McCrory about it during his visit to our studio this morning. Full story...
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NC government personnel director to make Democratic run for Lieutenant Gov

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North Carolina state government's personnel director has decided she'll run for lieutenant governor this year. Full story...
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