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5 hrs ago | WRAL.com

5 things to watch in North Carolina's elections

How voters feel about Republican control should shade Election Day results for the U.S. Senate and on down the ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Howard Coble, Representative Renee Ellmers, Mike McIntyre, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate

9 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Gas prices have dropped 22 cents between Independence Day and Labor Day

With more than 870,000 North Carolinians projected to travel more than 50 miles from home by car this Labor Day weekend, it doesn't hurt to have more relief at the pump.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Isaac

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Rail PAC

RailPAC eNewsletter for August 25, 2014

Indiana transportation officials said they were trying to keep the route viable until a private company could take over the cost of operating the short-distance trains.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, North Carolina

Jacksonville Daily News

Apologies due eugenics victims

It's hard to blame Elnora Mills for not feeling terribly grateful. Decades after being forcibly sterilized under the state eugenics program, she and other victims of that cruel social experiment are finally seeing some compensation.

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Related Topix: Appendicitis, Health, North Carolina, Opinion

Townhall

Goodbye Bro: Democrats Are Hemorrhaging Male Voters | Matt Vespa

We all know Republicans have a woman problem , but let's focus on the Democrats' problem with men, specifically white men.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

WSOCTV

Senate Showdown: Hagan, Tillis to debate Wednesday

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, who is challenging Hagan for her Senate seat, have agreed to two debates sponsored by North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina

Daily Kos

NC-Sen: Mark Ruffalo Teams Up With CREDO Action To Go After Thom Tillis (R) On Fracking

As it goes, I know a thing or two about coming to the rescue against evil plans -- it's part of my day job.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Townhall

Benham Brothers Challenge Sen. Kay Hagan at Pro-life Rally

HGTV may have fired the Benham Brothers for their religious beliefs, but that's not stopping them from voicing and standing up for their pro-life ideals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Abortion

JD Supra

Ten Things to Know About the 2014 North Carolina Legislative Session

The North Carolina General Assembly has completed its 2014 session. During this "short session," Legislators focused primarily on adjusting the second year of the State budget enacted last year, but also considered a number of other important issues.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Lucianne.com

Why Karl Rove and the GOPEstablishment Will Lose Again

Karl Rove is at it once again. The so-called "strategist" is again confusing strategy with tactics, and is about to blow easy Senate pickups in Arkansas and North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Karl Rove, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina

WRAL.com

Falling gas prices expected to boost Labor Day weekend travel

The auto club predicts 34.7 million Americans will commute by highway, air and other forms of transportation.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Georgia, Georgia Government, Florida, Florida Government

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Personal Injury Law News

Larry Womble lawsuit over 2011 accident has been settled

The legal drama surrounding a fatal crash that left former state Rep. Larry Womble seriously injured is over, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Institute for Southern Studies

Read the fiery ruling striking down NC school voucher program

Last week a North Carolina judge struck down a law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that sought to award taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families that want to send their children to private schools.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Education, School Vouchers, US News, Hobgood, NC

The Wall Street Journal

Politics Counts: North Carolina's Voter Growth Could Help Kay Hagan

President Barack Obama greets North Carolina Democratic Senator Kay Hagan upon arrival at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte Aug. 26. Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts as a regular Capital Journal feature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Barack Obama

WSOCTV

NCDOT worker accused of sending inappropriate messages, photos to 11-year-old

Lincoln County detectives arrested a Statesville man Wednesday afternoon on child sex offense charges after they said he sent inappropriate messages and photos to an 11-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

The Robesonian

Too close to call in race for Senate seat

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for re-election for more than a year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Opinion

Roll Call

Top 5 Races to Watch in the South

The South continues to be dominated by big Senate races, with a couple of interesting House races sprinkled in for fun.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike McIntyre, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, North Carolina, Republican, Representative Tom Cotton

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Robesonian

Obama makes NC stop

Abaca Press/MCTU.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after returning to Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, North Carolina

The Charlotte Observer

Anti-abortion activists protest at Kay Hagan's office

About 60 anti-abortion protesters rallied outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's Charlotte office Wednesday, hoping to influence not only North Carolina's Senate election but control of the entire Senate.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina

WLOS

Anti-abortion groups to rally at Hagan's office

Anti-abortion leaders are planning a rally outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's office in Charlotte to highlight her position on proposed abortion legislation.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

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