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Vice president to visit Faison this week

Posted March 30, 2009 7:34 p.m. EDT
Updated March 31, 2009 6:38 p.m. EDT

— Vice President Joe Biden will be in North Carolina this week to discuss how federal stimulus money will help rural Americans.

The White House released a statement Monday that said Biden and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will "make a major announcement regarding rural housing funding" when they visit the state Wednesday.

They will travel first to Faison to visit the Goshen Medical Center, at 444 SW Center St.. The clinic will get money from the Recovery Act to fund its mission serving residents of Duplin, eastern Sampson and southern Wayne counties. Biden is scheduled to speak at the clinic at 11:45 a.m.

In the afternoon, the pair will visit the Pikeville Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Station, 105 SW Railroad St., where stimulus funds will be used to build a new facility. Biden’s remarks are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Both events are open to the public.


WRAL will feature both of Biden's speeches LIVE on and WRAL2 (Ch. 5.2 and Time Warner Cable Ch. 256).


WRAL reporter Mike Charbonneau will Twitter from the vice presidential press pool.  Follow Mike.