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Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Republican Pantano voices unhappiness with Republican lawmakers' new Congressional maps

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Dear Members of the North Carolina State House and State Senate: We, the people of Coastal Southeastern North Carolina, are dismayed and disappointed by the newly proposed Congressional district maps, Rucho-Lewis 2A. Full story...
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Catlin plans run for state House

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin says he will run for the state House of Representatives. Catlin says he will make an official announcement after the legislature finishes drawing new lines for House districts, but he says he does plan to run in the newly drawn House District 20. Full story...
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Congressional map for NC approved by Senate panel

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Congressional district boundaries that would help Republican candidates win more seats in the next decade have been approved by a state legislative committee. Full story...
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Edwards's former mistress seeks contempt order

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The former mistress of John Edwards wants a North Carolina judge to issue a contempt order against a former Edwards campaign aide in a case involving a purported sex tape. Full story...
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FEC says Edwards should repay $2M in federal funds

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The Federal Election Commission says former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign should repay the treasury $2.3 million. Full story...
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General Assembly releases another set of redistricting maps

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The General Assembly has released yet another set of redistricting maps. The maps propose new lines for state Senate, state House and US House districts in North Carolina based on the 2010 Census. Check out the new maps and details inside Full story...
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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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New Congressional map would split New Hanover, Pender

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A new plan to redraw Congressional districts in North Carolina would radically change the way southeastern North Carolina is represented in Washington. Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is. Full story...
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Judge's defamation claim rejected

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Judge Ola Lewis sued Edward Lee Rapp for defamation after he criticized her online for wearing a campaign button for another candidate last year. Full story...
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Judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored

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A North Carolina judge says the General Assembly's budget cuts and changes to a pre-kindergarten program cheat poor children out of educational opportunities and should be stopped. Full story...
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Tar Heel will have blank ballot come November

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video The deadline to run for municipal elections has ended and one community will have a blank ballot come November. The small town of Tar Heel in Bladen County has no one running for mayor or any of the three council positions and the deadline for municipal filings has not been extended. Full story...
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Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends

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Meeks joins a crowded field for Wilmington City Council that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall's ballot. Full story...
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Poll: Perdue trails McCrory by eight points as Democratic base erodes

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Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found McCrory leads the incumbent Democrat 47 percent to 39 percent. McCrory gets 83 percent of the Republican vote, while only 67 percent of Democrats will commit to voting for Perdue. And she trails by a 57/28 margin with independents as well. Full story...
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Federal officials apologize for Cary office search

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A federal official told leaders in Cary that the recent search for a site for a new immigration office was badly handled. Full story...
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