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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Charlotte has a little over a year to prepare for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, several stores in the area have already begun selling DNC merchandise.

Paper Skyscraper in Dilworth is one of them.

They've started to promote the convention by selling buttons and magnets.

According to store manager Tony Hill, they're popular items among his customers.

We have the buttons and the magnets, Hill said. There's already been a buzz, people have been in buying them up. It has been very successful.

The convention comes to Time Warner Area in September 2012.

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