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ONLY ON 3 & WHQR-FM: The only 'official' baseball stadium debate TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

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video WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 will co-host Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group. The debate will be TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton hit on tried themes in last debate

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The major-party candidates for North Carolina governor tried to leave a lasting impression with the electorate in their final televised debate. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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Etheridge, Vilsack make final push for Obama

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videoUS Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and former North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge teamed up to stump for President Obama's reelection. The two made a stop this afternoon at Obama campaign headquarters in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC Vote Tracker shows party trends in early balloting

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According to the State Board of Elections data compiled daily and put into a user-friendly format at ncvotetracker.com, of the 817,122 early voters, 51.2 percent were registered Democrats, 30.21 percent were Republicans and 18.42 percent were unaffiliated voters. Full story...
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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton prepare for final televised debate

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The final televised debate of the North Carolina governor's race may be Democrat Walter Dalton's last big chance to point out differences with Republican Pat McCrory that Dalton argues will turn voters to him. Full story...
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YouTube video shows mayor stumbling into band

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video A YouTube video circulating around town shows a man who appears to be intoxicated falling into a band. The video was shot at Harbor Masters restaurant during the Beach Kids Reunion in Carolina Beach on Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

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A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions. Full story...
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Election ahead, NC insurance head defers rate rise

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videoTwo weeks before an election deciding whether he keeps his job, North Carolina's insurance commissioner is telling companies they'll have to prove they should get to increase premiums by an average of nearly 18 percent. Full story...
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