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NC Vote Tracker shows party trends in early balloting

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According to the State Board of Elections data compiled daily and put into a user-friendly format at ncvotetracker.com, of the 817,122 early voters, 51.2 percent were registered Democrats, 30.21 percent were Republicans and 18.42 percent were unaffiliated voters. Full story...
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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton prepare for final televised debate

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The final televised debate of the North Carolina governor's race may be Democrat Walter Dalton's last big chance to point out differences with Republican Pat McCrory that Dalton argues will turn voters to him. Full story...
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YouTube video shows mayor stumbling into band

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video A YouTube video circulating around town shows a man who appears to be intoxicated falling into a band. The video was shot at Harbor Masters restaurant during the Beach Kids Reunion in Carolina Beach on Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

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A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions. Full story...
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Election ahead, NC insurance head defers rate rise

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videoTwo weeks before an election deciding whether he keeps his job, North Carolina's insurance commissioner is telling companies they'll have to prove they should get to increase premiums by an average of nearly 18 percent. Full story...
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WWAY named top election coverage in the Carolinas

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If you're looking for the best election coverage in the Carolinas, you'll find it at WWAY NewsChannel 3. This weekend, the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awarded WWAY first place for Best Political-Election coverage among small market stations in North and South Carolina. Full story...
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NC court candidate backed by outside group, too

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The North Carolina Supreme Court candidate criticizing how independent committees are spending money to back his rival with commercials and billboards is being supported by an outside group too. Full story...
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Different paths to Election Day in ballpark bond battle

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video Election Day is inching closer, and so is the deciding vote in whether the City of Wilmington will build a ballpark. You've probably seen the yard signs, bumper stickers, social media messages and even commercials, but how are the campaigns continuing to get the word out? Full story...
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McIntyre focuses on veterans, staying positive during Wilmington visit

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre is rallying support from veterans in the region. McIntyre says being elected to another term in the Congress would mean continued growth for veteran services in the district and the county. Full story...
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