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House speaker, 2 senators working in NC for Romney

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Republican congressional heavyweights are coming to North Carolina this week to campaign for Mitt Romney. Romney's campaign said Monday that Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will attend veteran-themed events Tuesday in Cary and Fayetteville. Graham will hold a similar event Tuesday evening in Wilmington. Full story...
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Romney planning campaign visit Thursday to NC

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Mitt Romney is coming to battleground North Carolina for the first time in almost two months. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign said Monday that Romney will visit Asheville on Thursday. Full story...
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Perdue says she's proud of voter ID veto

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says vetoing a bill that would have required photo identification to vote at the polls is one of her proudest accomplishments as governor. Full story...
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McIntyre, Rouzer trade charges in Congress debate

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The two candidates for an eastern North Carolina congressional district are accusing each other of misleading the public about legislative records and work history. Full story...
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'Smear campaign' started against Gott to keep her out of Davis's seat

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video New Hanover County Commissioners decided to send nominee Melissa Gott back to the county GOP for more vetting after someone complained that she's not a full time resident of the county. Gott was nominated to take over for Commissioner Ted Davis after he was named to the state senate. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses voters

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video As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand. Full story...
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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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