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4 NC Senate hopefuls advance through runoffs

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina voters have put the finishing touches on which Senate candidates will appear on the November ballot.

Four men advanced to the fall general elections through Tuesday’s primary runoff.

In the 44th State Senate District, Republican David Curtis defeated incumbent Chris Carney. Curtis will face Democrat Ross Bulla in the fall. Carney was the only incumbent senator involved in a runoff.

Ronald Rabin secured the Republican nomination in the state’s 12th State Senate District, beating back challenger Don Davis. Rabin will face Democrat Brad Salmon.

Democrat Robert B. Clark III beat Billy King in the 21st State Senate District. He faces no Republican challenger.

Jeff Tarte secured the 41st State Senate District and he also faces no November challenger. The redrawn Mecklenburg district drew a crowded GOP primary field.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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‘Pender-Topsail Post & Voice’ Headlines

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Andy Pettigrew, the Editor-In-Chief of the ‘Pender-Topsail Post & Voice’ appears on WWAY’s ‘Good Morning Carolina’ weekly to dicuss the hot topics in Pender County.

Today he sat down with anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the communities decision not to ban smoking on Topsail beaches, despite other beaches in the area moving forward with talks to get butts off the beach.

Another interesting article you’ll find in today’s paper points to the amount of money Pender County rakes in from fines and forfeitures. Find out where all the money goes and more when you watch the whole interview.

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GOP lieutenant governor’s nod goes to Forest

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Dan Forest has defeated fellow Raleigh resident Tony Gurley for the right to run for North Carolina lieutenant governor in November.

Forest won the Republican nomination Tuesday as voters participated in runoff elections for five Council of State and several legislative races.

Unofficial results show Forest with a 2-to-1 advantage over Gurley with three-quarters of the precincts reporting. Forest will take on Democratic nominee Linda Coleman in November.

Partial results have Mike Causey leading in the GOP race for insurance commissioner, Ed Goodwin leading in the Republican race for secretary of state and John Tedesco ahead in the GOP nomination for school superintendent. John Brooks had a narrow lead over Marlowe Foster for the Democratic nomination for labor commissioner.

Unofficial results have state Sen. Chris Carney losing his runoff.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC House candidates move forward to November election

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House of Representatives field of legislative hopefuls is now full.

Three candidates advanced Tuesday night to November’s general election through primary runoff victories.

Republicans Mattie Lawson and Dana Bumgardner and Democrat Nathan Baskerville won their respective districts completing the full slate of candidates.

Lawson beat Arthur Williams for the Republican nomination in the state’s 6th House District. Lawson will face Democrat Paul Tine in the fall.

Democrat Baskerville beat Jim Crawford in the state’s 32nd House District. It was one of the only non-Republican contests of the day. Baskerville will face Republican Scott Bynum in the general election.

Republican Bumgardner advanced past Wil Neumann in the state’s 109th House District. Bumgardner will face Democrat Melba Reese in November.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Uprising has begun

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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