Barack Obama will hold a rally Sunday in Asheville. It will be his third public appearance in North Carolina in two weeks.
The Democratic presidential candidate will spend two days in Asheville in preparation for Tuesday's debate with Republican John McCain in Nashville.
The 2 p.m. rally at Asheville High School is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Call: 828-254-2379. Jim Morrill
Nonpartisan Project Vote Smart will visit UNCC on Wednesday
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The 45-foot, interactive bus of Project Vote Smart will visit Charlotte on Wednesday to bring attention to the election and to candidates' records.
Project Vote Smart is a nonpartisan, nonprofit political research group that compiles voting records, issue positions, special interests' ratings, backgrounds, contact information, campaign contributions and other information about candidates.
The bus will be on the UNC Charlotte campus Wednesday from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Jim Morrill
14 mayors endorse Perdue for governor
The mayors of several of the state's largest cities have endorsed Democrat Bev Perdue for governor, not Pat McCrory, the Republican mayor of Charlotte.
Perdue's campaign Thursday announced support from the mayors of 14 towns and cities, including Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville and Wilmington.
The campaign said all but one of the endorsing mayors are Democrats. The other is registered to vote as unaffiliated. Associated Press