Local Politics

Palin to attend N.C. rally

Posted October 2, 2008 9:19 a.m. EDT
Updated October 2, 2008 6:23 p.m. EDT

— Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will attend a rally in Greenville next week, a campaign official said late Wednesday.

The Oct. 7 event at East Carolina University will be the first appearance in North Carolina by either Palin or Republican presidential candidate John McCain since the state's May primary.

Democratic nominee Barack Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, each have made two stops in North Carolina in recent weeks, Michelle Obama, the candidate's wife, also has visited the state.

Obama plans to make his third trip to North Carolina on Sunday, when he will hold a 2 p.m. rally at Asheville High School's football stadium. The gates are scheduled to open at noon.

Doors to the Minges Coliseum are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. for the rally, but campaign officials didn't say when the event would start.