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Two sides draw battle lines over stadium funding

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video As the teams take the field it looks like a grudge match to the finish. Both are playing or campaigning for the attention of voters on the baseball funding issue. Full story...
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Campaigns 'for' and 'against' ballpark get underway

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video Wilmington voters, the ball's in your court. Voting 'yes' or 'no' on a bond referendum in November will determine whether professional baseball will find a home in the Port City. Full story...
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Poll: Obama job approval rising, race still tight

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A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance. That said, the president's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neck-and-neck proposition. Full story...
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First lady back in NC to speak at NC Central, ECU

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First lady Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina to build support for her husband on college campuses and to encourage a techno-savvy method the Obama campaign is using to register voters. Full story...
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City council votes to pass ballpark agreement with Braves, Mandalay

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Wilmington City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve the agreement with the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball to build a baseball stadium in Wilmington. However, the approval did not get passed without a few reservations. Full story...
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Third-party groups unveil new ads in NC gov's race

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Third-party groups are running new television ads in the North Carolina governor's race that seek to question Democrat Walter Dalton on taxes and Republican Pat McCrory on his work history. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission trashes Covanta deal

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video New Hanover County Commissioners will have to start talking trash all over again. Today, they threw out Covanta Energy's proposal to reopen the old WASTEC facility. Full story...
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Romney, Obama back on the road

The President and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney are back on the road again after a quiet weekend. The President is focused on the battleground states, while the Romney campaign tries to win over a key demographic in California.

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County votes to renovate 320 Chestnut St.

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New Hanover County Commissioners voted to breathe new life into the old administrative building at 320 Chestnut Street. The building has been empty since a water leak back in 2010. Full story...
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Rocking chair duo back on NC political airwaves

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The rocking chair duo is back on the North Carolina political airwaves. Two memorable men who starred in ads critical of Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008 and supporting Sen. Richard Burr in 2010 are in another television commercial, this time paid for by the campaign of Republican 7th Congressional District candidate David Rouzer. Full story...
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