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Perdue issues State of Emergency ahead of Sandy

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Gov. Bev Perdue has issued a State of Emergency for eastern North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy heads north toward the coast. The declaration goes into effect Saturday for 33 eastern North Carolina counties. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Nags Head to the South Carolina border. Full story...
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Democrats send Jesse Jackson, Alicia Keys to NC

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Rev. Jesse Jackson visits university campuses in Durham and Chapel Hill, and singer Alicia Keys in Greensboro and Raleigh to promote early voting efforts Friday. Full story...
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Ballpark debate sparks fireworks from both sides

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video WWAY and WHQR hosted the only baseball stadium debate Thursday night. Appropriately, with a big game comes fireworks, and the exchange was full of them. Full story...
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NAACP says Tea Party 'poll watchers' are out to suppress minority vote

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video With early voting underway and thousands hitting the polls, one group is openly trying to challenge minorities' right to vote in North Carolina. That is according to the state NAACP, which claims that the Tea Party is behind it all. Full story...
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Voters report problems with electronic ballots

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video This week there's been an uproar around the state about electronic ballot machines changing votes from one candidate to another. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: The art of campaign signs

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video You can't miss them if you're driving around the area. Maybe you even have a few in your yard. Political signs are an important part of any campaign, but what goes in to making the perfect pitch on your placard? Full story...
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McCrory keeps defending ethics with Dalton attacks

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North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory is ready to field attacks on his record of ethics in politics. Democratic rival Walter Dalton and his political allies have spent months trying to locate ethical stains that would reduce the comfort voters have with the former Charlotte mayor. Full story...
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Pundit moves 7th District race from 'toss-up' to 'leans Democrat'

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As Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre and his Republican challenger David Rouzer continue to ramp up the rhetoric in their race for McIntyre's seat in the US House, at least one political pundit sees the race starting to tip toward the incumbent. Full story...
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ABC: Romney takes lead on economy; white men are the movers

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Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in who better understands the public's economic problems – two key metrics of the 2012 presidential race. Full story...
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Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year's election. He tells "CBS This Morning" he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he's been vague on many issues. Full story...
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