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Gov. Perdue hasn't yet emptied campaign coffers

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has not yet emptied her campaign fund as the closing of the campaign season and her administration approaches. Full story...
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POLL: Tighter gender gap, sharper partisanship – but no change in the bottom line

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Nationally, likely voters divide by 49-48 percent between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll. That's exactly where it's been in seven of the nine ABC/Post tracking poll releases since the start of last week, albeit with movement in some underlying measures – toward Romney in the middle of last week, then easing back since. Full story...
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Gott not allowed to vote in New Hanover Co.

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video A woman who was once the top nominee to fill a vacancy on the New Hanover County Commission is now not allowed to vote or hold public office in the county. Full story...
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NC officials troubled by raucous election activity

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North Carolina election officials are concerned about raucous campaigning around early voting sites and people purposefully misrepresenting voting laws to reduce turnout. Full story...
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Outside money funds Wilmington ballpark battle

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As Election Day inches closer, the ballpark campaign is heating up. But who's behind the funding for the race? Full story...
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McCrory besting Dalton in NC governor fundraising

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High-profile North Carolina Republicans running for office next week are holding a marked financial advantage over their Democratic rivals, led by gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Watch the Wilmington ballpark debate

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video Thursday night WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-fm hosted the only live debate focused on the ballpark bond referendum. Mayor Bill Saffo and Councilman Kevin O'Grady represented the city and Vote Yes Ballpark. Businessmen Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty spoke on behalf of Vote No Ballpark Tax. Full story...
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Bad weather greets some early voters at polls

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First there were long lines. Now state election officials are warning about another problem at North Carolina's early voting stations: bad weather. Full story...
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Wilmington zeroing in on ballpark site

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The City of Wilmington apparently knows which site it wants to build a ballpark if voters approve a bond referendum. WWAY has obtained the latest draft copy of an option agreement for the city to purchase land from Sawmill Point Investors, LLC, of Charlotte. Full story...
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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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