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Trump to return to NC on Monday for second visit in a week


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to return to North Carolina on Monday for an event in Asheville – his second visit to the battleground state in less than a week.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., according to the Trump campaign website.

On Tuesday, Trump appeared at a rally in Greenville, where he promised to bring jobs back to North Carolina.

“There will be consequences if companies leave North Carolina,” he said. “If they knew there was retribution, if they knew there were consequences, they wouldn’t even be thinking about it.”

The latest polls suggest a tight race in North Carolina. The Real Clear Politics polling average gives Clinton a 1.2-point lead, well within the margin of error.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosts a campaign rally on Thursday in Charlotte at Johnson C. Smith University. It’s Clinton’s third trip to Charlotte in about two months.

Besides the presidential candidates, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and former President Bill Clinton were both in North Carolina Tuesday.

Bill Clinton outlined his wife’s education and immigration policies in a 30-minute speech in Durham. Kaine displayed his own foreign policy expertise in Wilmington.

Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, had been scheduled to deliver a speech in Fayetteville on Saturday, but canceled because of the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine.