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McCrory says governor campaign message won’t change

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says the departure of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue from the 2012 campaign won’t alter his message of changing North Carolina state government.

McCrory told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s sticking with the same strategy despite Perdue’s announcement last week she won’t seek re-election. The former Charlotte mayor says he thinks her announcement will free up Democrats to support him. Perdue narrowly defeated McCrory in the 2008 election.

McCrory kicks off his campaign Tuesday in Guilford County.

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and Rep. Bill Faison are running in the Democratic primary. US Rep. Brad Miller and former State Treasurer Richard Moore said Monday they’re still considering bids, while Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said he will not run.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Perdue courts 1,100 jobs for Brunswick County

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Gov. Beverly Perdue is trying to attract an unidentified company to invest in Brunswick County.

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VOTE 2012: McCrory says governor campaign message won’t change

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says the departure of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue from the 2012 campaign won’t alter his message of changing North Carolina state government.

McCrory told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s sticking with the same strategy despite Perdue’s announcement last week she won’t seek re-election. The former Charlotte mayor says he thinks her announcement will free up Democrats to support him. Perdue narrowly defeated McCrory in the 2008 election.

McCrory kicks off his campaign Tuesday in Guilford County.

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and Rep. Bill Faison are running in the Democratic primary. US Rep. Brad Miller and former State Treasurer Richard Moore said Monday they’re still considering bids, while Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said he will not run.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Pain doctor faces April trial

Monday, January 30th, 2012

A physician accused of operating a prescription-for-cash practice will go to trial in April.

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NC attorneys seek delay in Racial Justice Act case

Monday, January 30th, 2012

By MARTHA WAGGONER
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Prosecutors are trying to delay the hearing involving a killer who is the first on North Carolina’s death row to try to persuade a judge that race played a key role in his case.

Prosecutors filed a request Monday to delay the hearing in the case of Marcus Robinson, who’s using the Racial Justice Act to try to prove that race played a role in his sentence. Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks in Fayetteville then ordered a short recess.

Death penalty opponents say the prosecutors who won Robinson’s conviction dismissed qualified black jurors more than three times the rate of white jurors. If Robinson wins, he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Robinson was sentenced to death in Cumberland County for the 1991 death of Erik Tornblom.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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