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Catch a Wave to the polls

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There may be a threat of bad weather tomorrow, but at least in Wilmington transportation should not be a reason to keep you from the polls. Wave Transit wants to make sure you get out and vote tomorrow, so all buses on all routes will be free on Election Day. Full story...
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First Lady touts Obama campaign in NC on final day

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North Carolina gets a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama on her last day on the campaign trail. Mrs. Obama is scheduled to visit Charlotte with singer Mariah Carey and NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher to stir up supporters. Full story...
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Early voting ends in NC; turnout higher than 2008

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The state of North Carolina's political landscape leading into election day is becoming more clear. Final totals are expected Monday for the number of people who took advantage of early voting. Full story...
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POLL: Romney rises in favorability; Obama's pushback is intensity

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After lagging for months at historic lows, Mitt Romney's personal popularity has advanced in the final weekend to its highest of the 2012 campaign, rivaling Barack Obama's. But Obama pushes back with greater enthusiasm among his supporters – and the race itself remains a tie. Full story...
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Candidates make last push at Women's Rally

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video With Election Day inching nearer, some candidates spent Saturday at a Women's Rally on the River explaining how they will measure up if elected for office. Full story...
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Latest poll shows strong opposition to ballpark bond

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video To build or not to build. That is the question facing Wilmington voters. A new poll released today may give us some insight into how Port City voters are leaning heading into the election. A poll from the conservative Civitas Institute shows that overwhelmingly Wilmington voters are expected to say no. Full story...
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Local unemployment more than point higher than nation

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video The October national jobs report released today shows more than 170,000 jobs were added to the economy last month. So why is our local unemployment office as crowded as ever? Full story...
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In person early voting in NC exceeds 2 million

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The number of people casting ballots at early-voting places has now exceeded 2 million in North Carolina. Full story...
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Officials: Effigies parked at NC early voting site

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North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks. Full story...
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POLL: Romney leads in confidence on recovery, but Obama escapes most economic blame

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More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama's predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example of the mixed sentiments that undergird the deadlocked 2012 election. Full story...
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