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Teen Birth Rate Drop In South Carolina

An advocacy group reports the teen birth rate in South Carolina has dropped 47 percent in 20 years.


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Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports To North Carolina Prison

Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds.


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Jobs For Highly-Paid McCrory Staffers Never Posted

Gov. Pat McCrory says a pair of 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates.


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Ex-Gov. Perdue Spends $1.2M From Campaign Fund

Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has closed her campaign accounts, distributing the $1.2 million raised for her derailed re-election bid.


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Leading Wireless Carriers Join Forces to Combat Distracted Driving

Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile are officially joining AT&T and its ‘It Can Wait’ anti-texting while driving campaign. The leading wireless carriers, among more than 200 other organizations, have joined forces to support a multi-million dollar advertising blitz that aims to curb this bad behavior once and for all.


File photo of former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Sanford: I Won’t Run For Office Again If I Lose

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says if he fails in his attempt to return to Congress, he will not seek office again.


Screen capture of Rev. Mark Harris of First Baptist Church. (Credit: charlottefbc.org)

N.C. Baptist Chief Harris Looking At U.S. Senate Bid

The pastor of a large Charlotte church who is also president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention says he’s prayerfully considering a 2014 bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan.


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Colbert Busch: Sanford Used Taxpayer Funds To ‘Leave Country For Personal Purpose’

Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch planned to hit the campaign trail a day after a spirited debate in their race for a vacant congressional seat along the South Carolina coast.


Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Pentagon on Oct. 1, 2012 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Biden: Middle Class ‘Been Buried The Last 4 Years’

Vice President Biden made an apparent gaffe during a campaign stop in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, saying the middle class has “been buried the last four years.”


President Barack Obama waves to the crowd with Sandra Fluke, who testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on access to contraceptive coversage, during a campaign event Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 8, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandra Fluke: Republican Party ‘Dangerous For Women’

President Obama’s campaign has sent out an email penned by Sandra Fluke saying that the Republican Party is “dangerous for women.”