Politics & Government

Obama campaign holding Hickory event

The Barack Obama presidential campaign will hold a “Cookout for Change” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenn Hilton Park in Hickory.

It will be one of more than 140 such events planned for Saturday and Sunday across North Carolina.

At the Hickory event, campaign officials will discuss Obama's policy stances on issues such as the economy, energy prices and health care.

The park is at 2000 Sixth St. N.W. Details: www.nc.barackobama.com.