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Republican rift tears into Kinston

Republican rift tears into Kinston

BY Jason Spencer

A series of attack ads making their way into area mailboxes illustrate part of a vicious statewide political battle between two Republican factions. The target: state Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir. LaRoque, an incumbent, is seeking his party's nomination Tuesday against challenger Willie Ray Starling of Wayne County. Starling isn't tied directly to the three groups that are attacking House co-Speaker Richard Morgan and his supporters, who include LaRoque. But Starling is benefiting from it.