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Bill Clinton Swings Through Eastern Part of State

Posted April 8, 2008
Updated April 11, 2008

— A Clinton is coming back to North Carolina.

This time, it's the former president, Bill Clinton, who will visit Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount on Friday night, appearing at campaign events for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Then he travels to Winterville, Wilson, Goldsboro, Deep Run, New Bern, and Jacksonville on Saturday.

The former president visited the state previously. The Clintons' daughter, Chelsea, also has campaigned for her mother in North Carolina, and the candidate has visited as well.

Hillary Clinton's opponent, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, also has campaigned in the state, and his wife, Michelle, campaigned for him on Tuesday.

These events are free and open to the public:

  • Friday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. – Centennial Park – Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
  • Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. – North Carolina Wesleyan College, Everett Gymnasium – Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. – South Central High School – Winterville, N.C.
  • Saturday, April 12, 11:30 a.m. – Barton College, Center Campus Quad – Wilson, N.C.
  • Saturday, April 12, 1:15 p.m.– Eastern Wayne High School – Goldsboro, N.C.
  • Saturday, April 12, 3:15 p.m. – South Lenoir High School – Deep Run, N.C.
  • Saturday, April 12, 5:15 p.m.– New Bern High School– New Bern, N.C.
  • Saturday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. – The American Legion - Burton-Cowell Post 265 – Jacksonville, N.C.

North Carolina's primary, with 115 delegates at stake, is May 6.


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  • whatelseisnew Apr 11, 2008


    Don't worry they will cover up the sign and list it as the Foreign Legion.

  • whatelseisnew Apr 11, 2008


    Maybe we could trade all four of them for that Marine we want back here. And maybe President Bush will finally have the incentive he needs to seal that border tight.

  • OLD PIRATE 2 Apr 11, 2008

    All our problems started with the take over of congress by democrats...Time to stop blaming Bush who was doing pretty good until two years ago. I need to leave now if I want to miss Clinton or the bus loads of free loaders trying to see him.

  • ncteacher22 Apr 11, 2008

    Dear Slick Willie....Please slide right on out of North Carolina as quickly as you can!

  • allison842 Apr 11, 2008

    The amount of campaigning these people do is mind-boggling. The man is speaking in a different town every 1.5 or 2 hours. How do they ever sleep? No wonder they all have a hard time keeping their stories straight. That kind of schedule would drive me into the ground!!!

  • eatme Apr 11, 2008

    Amen admiral!!

  • PlanetX Apr 11, 2008

    I wondered where that sudden blast of hot air was coming from....

  • bluedevl... Apr 11, 2008

    "Saturday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. – The American Legion - Burton-Cowell Post 265 – Jacksonville, N.C."

    I can hear Clinton saying to his staff....

    Good Grief!! has it come down to this? speaking at an American Legion? uhg!

  • bosoxbaby Apr 11, 2008

    The one for Goldsboro is right across the street from my neighborhood!!! Guess I better get out early or I ain't gettin out til the circus leaves!!

  • Nope Apr 11, 2008

    Nice headline! ;)