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Ex-NC Gov. Hunt back again to campaign for Obama

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It's another North Carolina election season and Jim Hunt is once again out peddling for votes. This time the former four-term governor is spending the final weeks before Election Day working for President Barack Obama's re-election bid on what's called a "middle class listening tour." Full story...
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NAACP: GOP-drawn lines disenfranchise black voters

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A legal motion by a coalition of civil rights groups claims voting districts drafted by the Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature disenfranchises black voters and asks a state court to declare the lines unconstitutional. Full story...
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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

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The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. Full story...
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Rep. Hamilton, Harmati square off in WHQR political forum

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video From education to transportation to fracking, the NC House District 18 candidates took part in a WHQR Public Radio forum Thursday evening. Full story...
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Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

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Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that showed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. Full story...
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Dalton is aggressor in opening NC governor debate

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The campaign for North Carolina governor revved up as Democrat Walter Dalton went on the offensive against Republican Pat McCrory in their first televised debate this fall on issues of taxes and race. Full story...
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Former Congressman joins debate watching party in Wilmington

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Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at a private home in Wilmington to watch the presidential debate Wednesday night. They discussed their views as local and state office seekers addressed the crowd leading up the main event. Full story...
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Melissa Gott nominated by New Hanover Co. GOP to replace Ted Davis

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video New Hanover County may soon have a woman on the board of commissioners. That's if the county GOP has its way. Wednesday night, Melissa Gott was nominated by the party to replace former Commission Chair Ted Davis on the board. Full story...
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Coudriet offers to forgive remaining Berger debt; commissioners say not so fast

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video It's finally pay back time for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Berger paid a portion of the more than $400 he owes the county in travel expenses, but the story does not end there. Full story...
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Dewey Hill leads Democrats backing Republican McCrory

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video State Rep. Dewey Hill is one of the leaders of a statewide coalition of Democratic leaders backing Republican Pat McCrory for governor, McCrory's campaign said today. Full story...
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