V.P. Biden To Visit Duplin & Wayne Counties This Week

Vice President Joe Biden will be in eastern 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.

Biden and Vilsack are scheduled to visit Goshen Medical Center
in Faison, Duplin County. The clinic serves rural residents and will receive funding from the federal Recovery Act.

They also are scheduled to be in Pikeville, Wayne County to visit the local fire department, which also will receive stimulus funding to help
build a new facility.

Further details of their visit haven't been released.

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