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NC NAACP convention focuses on voting rights

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The North Carolina NAACP's three-day annual convention will emphasize the need to vote in next month's election. The convention begins Thursday and ends Saturday. Full story...
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NC governor's candidates differ on tax changes

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North Carolina's major party candidates for governor have starkly different views on whether the state's economy is on the right track. That difference may explain why Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory diverged on the scope of changes needed for North Carolina's tax system during interviews with the Associated Press. Full story...
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Jill Biden to campaign in NC on Saturday

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The wife of Vice President Joe Biden will visit North Carolina this weekend. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Tuesday evening that Jill Biden will attend campaign events for the Democratic ticket geared toward women on Saturday. Full story...
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Barfield dismisses Melissa Gott as commissioner candidate despite GOP backing

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video Last week New Hanover County Commissioners ran into a roadblock in deciding whether to pick up Melissa Gott to act as their temporary fifth board member. Because of confusion over Gott's residency, commissioners decided to wait. But now, Chairman Jonathan Barfield says Gott has got to go. Full story...
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SC senator rallies for Romney support in Wilmington

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham rallied in Wilmington with veterans and military families in support of Mitt Romney's presidential run Tuesday night. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission candidates face off at Senior Center

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video Election Day is just four weeks from today, and time is winding down for candidates to make their case. Five of the six hopefuls for New Hanover County Commission faced off again this morning in a forum hosted by WWAY and the Volunteer Older Citizens Action League at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center. Full story...
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Race for NC lieutenant governor has clear choice

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North Carolina's election for lieutenant governor is a contest between two first-time candidates for statewide election with very different backgrounds and outlooks. Full story...
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WWAY, VOCAL host New Hanover Co. Commission candidate forum TODAY

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Candidates for New Hanover County Commission will face off for another forum tomorrow. They'll meet at 10 a.m. at the New Hanover County Senior Resources Center. The forum will be aired from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on our sister station RTV. Full story...
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Butler addresses comments about Berger's state of mind

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At a candidate forum Monday night hosted by 91.3fm WHQR, Democratic candidate for NC Senate District 9 Deb Butler addressed her recent comment at another debate, in which she referred to County Commissioner Brian Berger's state of mind as "mentally challenged." Full story...
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