Barack Obama is now down by 3,000 votes with Buncombe and Chatham Counties as the only ones that have not reported at all. We think Obama will win those counties by a combined total of roughly 15,000 votes. Unless there is something strange about the precincts yet to report in the few partially reported counties Obama will take NC by less than a point.
Update: Although the totals are not yet being included in the official results with the Board of Elections, Barack Obama won Buncombe County by 17,000 votes according to the county's website. That should give Obama the victory in North Carolina unless something funny happens in the few remaining returns from Mecklenburg, Cumberland, Wilson, or Warren Counties.