Details Released On Obama Visit To Greenville

By: Lynnette Taylor/Bill Wilson
By: Lynnette Taylor/Bill Wilson

Details were released late Monday afternoon for Sen. Barack Obama's campaign stop here in East Carolina.

The Obama rally will take place Thursday at Minges Coliseum on ECU's campus.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the Obama campaign says reservations are not needed, but strongly encouraged. For more information on those reservations, you can click here.

For security reasons, those attending the rally should not bring bags, and no signs or banners will be permitted.

Campaign Headquarters Opens

Senator Barack Obama opened his Greenville office last week along Evans Street in Uptown Greenville.

Workers there encouraged volunteers to sign up as many unregistered voters, so they can vote in the May 6th primary.

It's the same theme Obama backers continued today at several locations across the state.

Senator Obama is planning a visit to Greenville on Thursday, and supporters are already getting a rally ready at the bottom of College Hill at East Carolina University.

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  • by Anthony Location: North Carolina on Apr 20, 2008 at 09:16 PM
    No, Blog Refuter: I don't believe that your mythological savior-figure was anything more than a man, perhaps a brilliant man, if he ever existed at all. He is as real to me as the Greek poet Homer (assuming you know that Homer's existence is debated). I certainly don't accept your absurd claim that Jesus was some sort of god-man, nor that I need to beg his forgiveness for crimes that I didn't commit. I don't accept your claim that man is "sinful" beyond the crimes that he commits in his life, nor that the human animal possesses any kind of ethereal "soul" that will be infinitely rewarded or infinitely punished in an "afterlife." These claims sound as ridiculous to me as the claims of the Greeks regarding Zeus and Hades sound to you, because they are supported by the same quality of evidence. I don't take your word for any of it, nor do I take the word of the men who wrote your bible. And Just-a-Thought: Jesus was from the Middle East as well, was he not? Just a thought.
  • by jw Location: nc on Apr 18, 2008 at 05:22 AM
    to angela: let me tell you is the people on wic, welfare, all the free cheese stuff that is doing more economic damage than anything...i say cut all out period. force them to work like real people - to heck with government assistance...i owe you NOTHING!
  • by angela Location: greenville on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:35 PM
    i love how people put words in my mouth. i never said people don't abuse the system. there are always going to be people who will cheat the system. any system for that matter. corporate ceos cheat hardworking americans out of their pensions everyday while they make millions of dollars a year. so if you wanna talk about cheating the system lets focus on those who cause the most economic damage in this country. what we spend on TANF is a drop in the bucket compared to what we are spending on this war. my point is simply that it is not fair to assume everyone or even a majority of those on public assistance are abusing it. people on this board stereotype those on welfare as if they are all the same (ie lazy cheats). oh, and jw you might want to read my earlier post about the average number of children those on welfare have. the facts don't seemed to have soaked in yet.
  • by mjb on Apr 17, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    jw, I see it too. Most every day, they also stand in line at the grocery store on their cell phones, don't forget the nice hair-dos. I get tired of it too. The WIC vouchers, allow you to get more than enough milk, juice, and cereal, etc. I have seen some that only got what they knew they would use and I have seen others that get everything listed on the vouchers and throw it away. That is such a waste!I do not believe we need any more give away programs.
  • by Pamela S. Beatty Location: New Bern, NC on Apr 17, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    I simply adore Senator Obama. I believe in what he has to offer theAmerican people. He has tried since the onset to run a decent campaign, free of negativity but Hillary wouldn't let him, shame on her and her lies. I will continue to pray for him because we have so many mean-spirited individuals who go after him and nick pick his every word. This is not politics, it is just down right mean and hateful. Yes, we need a change and Senator Obama is more than qualified to lead this nation where it needs to be led. The media is not always fair to him and this is shameful.
  • by pee Location: greenville on Apr 17, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    i like what i've seen so far in obma and also what i've heard a change is gonna come oh yes it is!!111
  • by jw Location: nc on Apr 17, 2008 at 01:50 PM
    good point lesa! i work everyday, 40 hours per week, i have to - you drive down certain street in my town on any given day, any time...low lifes sitting on their front porch doing NOTHING and collecting welfare..and i'm paying for this and their off spring as well...oh no-that's not right but real people can't get assistance! no right...forget them they must be forced to get a job - they also drive around in nice cars, in the grocery stores they fill up 2 baskets while i'm clipping coupons, nice clothes, nails done...list goes on.,...THIS IS NOT RIGHT!and i owe them NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!~
  • by Lesa Location: Washington on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    I have seen the system being used and abused. and i think all should work to help themselves if theyare able. i dont mind helping someone who is trying. but dont just give it away. I am a Republican but totally disagree with NAFTA.Democrats want income redistribution and that is not right. i work hard for mine and want to keep it. all politicians tell half truths, but you have a vote your conscience. research the candidates and vote the way you feel is right. and pray about it.
  • by Brad Location: Greenville on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:42 PM
    Kisha, According to Angela people don't abuse the system as you have stated.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: North Carolina on Apr 17, 2008 at 11:30 AM
    Howard, cite the sources of your information or state that it's your opinion, and perhaps people who cherish finding knowledge for themselves will consider what you wrote.

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