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Davis/Swearingen and Catlin/Gale candidate forums TONIGHT on RTV and WHQR at starting at 7 p.m.

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video WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio will host and broadcast two candidate forums with Ted Davis (R) and Emilie Swearingen (D) for NC House District 19 and Rick Catlin (R) and Tom Gale (D) for NC House District 20. The forum is TONIGHT at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The forums will also air live on 91.3fm and on RTV. Full story...
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Early voting in 2012 could exceed '08 totals in NC

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The campaigns of President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and their parties' slates of candidates are nearing high gear as in-person early voting begins in all of North Carolina's 100 counties Full story...
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Dalton unveils platform on pay bias, web safety

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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says if elected governor he would work to protect children from obscene materials on the Internet and seek tougher penalties for domestic violence perpetrators in North Carolina. Full story...
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Ballard and Williams meet in forum for Brunswick Commission District 5

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Compared to the recent presidential debate, the forum for Brunswick County Commission 5th District seat Wednesday night was calm and civil. Full story...
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NC House, Senate candidates square off in Brunswick Co.

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video With early voting just hours away, folks in Brunswick County got the chance to meet their candidates. During the political forum, area NC House and Senate candidates squared off on a variety of topics and issues. Full story...
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7th District House race one of the most expensive in nation

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video One Stop Voting starts tomorrow in the Tar Heel state, which means a pivotal point in this fall campaign. One of the most hotly-contested congressional races in the country is right here in Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

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In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night. Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't. Full story...
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Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult

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The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister's home. Full story...
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With one debate left, Obama, Romney circle back to who's best on economy

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Both campaign teams are calling last night's presidential debate a win for their candidate. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth. Full story...
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McCrory keeps to campaign script in NC gov's race

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Democrat Walter Dalton is running out of time to dismantle Republican Pat McCrory's perceived front-runner status on the eve of early voting in the North Carolina governor's race. Full story...
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