Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes his first post-primary trip to North Carolina on Monday when he holds a town hall meeting in Wilmington.
McCain will speak at Cape Fear Community College's Schwartz Center. Doors open at noon.
It will be McCain's first public appearance in the state since May and follows by a week a visit to Greenville by his running mate Sarah Palin.
McCain's wife, Cindy, will be the grand marshal of the Bank of America 600 race today in Concord.
“John McCain is excited about bringing his Country First message to the Tar Heel state on Monday,” said spokesman Mario Diaz. “Hardworking families in North Carolina are supporting John McCain and pushing him to victory in November because he has a plan to get our economy back on track by keeping our taxes low and controlling government spending.”
McCain's opponent, Democrat Barack Obama, has made three visits to North Carolina in the past two weeks.
Polls show a tight race in the state.
Tickets for Monday's event are available at the Wilmington Victory Office starting at noon today.