One of North Carolina's U.S. senators toured Eastern Carolina Tuesday and shared his thoughts on the war, high gas prices and the economy.
Senator Richard Burr made his first stop of the day in Greenville where he spoke to local community and business leaders at the Greenville Country Club.
The senator, a republican, spoke candidly on the wars in Iraq and the Middle East, high gas prices and the federal minimum wage. Burr said overall, North Carolina's future looks bright in terms of its economy and education.
The senator made clear his position on what the U.S. should do about the war in Iraq. He believes the troops should stay there until elected Iraqi officials are able to operate the country on their own.
Burr also made stops in Ayden, Goldsboro and Kinston.