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Former NC Mayor Gets House Arrest For Illegal Vote

A federal judge has ordered the former mayor of North Carolina’s largest city under house arrest until he begins serving time for taking bribes because the ex-politician cast an illegal ballot in Tuesday’s election.


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Voter Turnout In SC Lowest In At Least 4 Decades

The State Election Commission says voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was the lowest in at least 40 years.


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Sheriff Faces Sexual Harassment Charges After He Allegedly Coerced Deputy To Have Sex For Promotion

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been sued by a deputy who said he coerced her into having sex with him and then passed her over for a promotion. The lawsuit, […]


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NC, US Legislative Openings A Topic For Lawmakers

Lawmakers come and go from North Carolina’s General Assembly and congressional delegation. Now some elected leaders wonder whether it’s time to change how to replace those who resign midterm or die in office.


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More Than 1,100 Votes Uncounted In Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More election problems in Richland County. A state audit has determined county election officials failed to count more than 1,100 absentee votes in city and county elections Nov. 5. County election […]


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New N.C. Law Cancels Ballots Cast In Wrong Precinct

For a decade, registered North Carolina voters who didn’t go to their home precincts on Election Day — by error or on purpose — could still ensure their top choices would count.


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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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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.


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Colbert Busch, Sanford, Make Last Vote Pitches

Former Gov. Mark Sanford campaigned with GOP leaders while Elizabeth Colbert Busch appealed for last-minute votes as her blue and white bus rolled though South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District on Monday, their tumultuous campaigning near a close.


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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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