Barack Obama to launch two-day N.C. tour

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: April 25, 2008 in News

Article updated 2:20 p.m. 4/26/2008

RALEIGH – Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will embark on a two-day tour across the state on Mon., Apr. 28 and Tues., Apr. 29. Currently the candidate with the most pledged delegates for the National Democratic Convention, Obama will host town hall meetings on the economy Wilmington and Wilson and attend an Early Vote rally in Chapel Hill on Monday.

Obama will travel to the Triad area and Western North Carolina on Tuesday.

The full schedule is reproduced below. The Obama Campaign will release more details through the weekend. Q-Notes will update this article after further information has been released.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

Wilmington
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Details TBA

Wilson
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Beddingfield High School Gymnasium
4510 Old Stantonsburg Road
Wilson, NC 27893
Doors Open: 4:00 p.m.; Program Begins: 6:00 p.m.
Access to parking on site begins at 3:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Admission is first-come, first-served for ticket-holders. To obtain a free ticket, please visit one of the locations below:

Obama for America Table
102 N. Douglas Street
Wilson, NC 27893
Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

Obama for America
Wilson Field Office
211 Tarboro Street
Wilson, NC 27895
252-237-2024
Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

***For security reasons, do not bring bags and please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.***

Chapel Hill
ONE-STOP EARLY VOTE RALLY WITH BARACK OBAMA
The University of North Carolina
Dean E. Smith Center
300 Skipper Bowles Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.; Program Begins: 9:30 p.m.
Public Entrance: Entries A and B

This event is free and open to the public. However, TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. To obtain a free ticket, members of the public may visit one of the locations below or RSVP online at www.nc.barackobama.com to receive a free ticket via email.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis during these hours:
Friday, April 25 – 9 AM to 7 PM
Saturday, April 26 – 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, April 27 – 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday, April 25 – 9 AM to 5 PM

TICKETING LOCATIONS
Orange County
Obama table outside the Morehead Planetarium
150 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill

Obama table outside the Carrboro Town Hall
301 West Main Street
Carrboro

Wake County
Obama table outside the Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Road
Raleigh

Durham County
Obama table outside of the Old Durham Ball Park
Corporation and Morris Streets
Durham, NC

Guilford County
Obama table outside the Greensboro Coliseum
Northside of Pavilion Parking Lot
1921 W. Lee Street
Greensboro

Alamance County
Obama Table outside the Youth Services Building
201 W. Elm Street
Graham

Use of public transportation is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Free shuttle service will be available from Friday Center Park and Ride Lot beginning at 5pm on the day of the event. Limited public parking will be available on campus at the following campus locations: Ramshead Deck, Manning Lot, Bowles Lot, Business School Deck, Craige Deck, Hibbard Drive, Jackson Deck, and Cardinal Deck.

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.***

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

Winston-Salem
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Joel Coliseum Annex
300 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Doors Open: 9:30AM

The event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are required. For tickets please visit one of our ticket distribution locations listed below. Admission is based on first come, first served.

Ticket distribution locations:

Forsyth County Board of Elections
201 N. Chestnut St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tickets Available
Saturday, April 26 from 10AM to 1PM
Sunday, April 27 from 1PM to 5PM
Monday, April 28 from 8AM to 5PM

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal belongings. No signs or banners permitted.***

Hickory
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Hickory High School
David W. Craft Gymnasium
1234 3rd St. NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Doors Open: 2:00PM

The event is free and open to the public however tickets are required. To pick up a ticket please visit one of our ticket distribution locations listed below. Admission is based on a first come, first serve basis.

Ticket distribution locations:

Obama for America Hickory HQ
258 1st Ave NW
Hickory, NC 28601
P: 828-327-4227
Tickets available at the following times-
Saturday, April 26 from 9AM to 9PM
Sunday, April 27 from 9AM to 9PM
Monday, April 28 from 9AM to 9PM

One-Stop Early Vote Location: Highland Recreation Center
1451 8th St. Dr. NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Monday, April 28 from 9AM to 6PM

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal belongings. No signs or banners permitted.***