It's a busy weekend for the North Carolina Democratic and Republican parties and their gubernatorial candidates as the days until the election dwindle.
The state Democratic Party holds its annual fall "Western Gala" dinner Saturday night at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, hosted in part by outgoing Gov. Beverly Perdue. Gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton and the mayor of Minneapolis plan to speak. Dalton also scheduled speaking events earlier Saturday in Asheville and Hendersonville.
Republican candidate Pat McCrory was slated to visit Winston-Salem and hold an afternoon rally there. Republican volunteers across the state also prepared for a day of door-knocking and phone calls to support Mitt Romney and other GOP candidates. The GOP said volunteers from South Carolina, Georgia and the District of Columbia also would help.