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150,000 North Carolinians vote on 1st day

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video Officials say about 150,000 North Carolinians cast their ballots on the first day of early voting. Election officials say the number of ballots cast Thursday surpassed the first day of voting four years ago. Officials say about 117,000 people cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in 2008. Full story...
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Romney campaign shifting NC resources elsewhere

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President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's team is making a mistake shifting money and workers out of North Carolina, where the two candidates have been competing hard for months. Full story...
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Wilmington, western Pender vote in new Congressional district

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video It's the first day of One Stop Voting, but do you know who your Congressman is? Redistricting may mean new candidates for many people in the Cape Fear. The newly drawn Congressional districts mean part of Wilmington and much of Pender County are now a part of US House District 3. Full story...
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NC House candidates talk fracking and homeowners insurance

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video With the first day of early voting behind us, Thursday night folks in New Hanover County got the chance to meet candidates for NC House Districts 19 and 20. Full story...
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Big-name support hits campaign trail in NC, Wilmington

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With early voting underway and Election Day quickly approaching, Republicans and Democrats are rolling out big name support on the campaign trail across North Carolina, including in Wilmington. Full story...
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StarNews Preview: New members of New Hanover Commission will face challenges

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video As you get ready to cast your votes for New Hanover County Commission, you'll want a good understanding of what challenges they'll face if elected. Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs sat down with Kevin Maurer from the StarNews to get the inside scoop before the story hits newsstands. Full story...
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

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Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program. Full story...
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GOP says it raised nearly $55M for convention, DNC fell short of goal

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The group that hosted the Republican National Convention says it raised $55.3 million for the GOP's festivities in Tampa, FL. The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte reports raising $24 million - falling short of its $36.7 million fundraising goal. Full story...
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Former GOP presidential contender Santorum in NC

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is scheduled to visit North Carolina to campaign on behalf of the man he challenged for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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Early voting starts today

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video One Stop Absentee Voting begins tomorrow across North Carolina. During One Stop Voting, you can vote early. You can also register and vote in the same place with proof of residency. Full story...
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