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Bill Clinton Swings Through Eastern Part of State

The former president returned to the Tar Heel state Friday, April 11, 2008, for a two-day swing through eastern towns in support of his wife's candidacy.

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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — 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.