North Carolina Daybook

Associated Press North Carolina Daybook for Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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Tuesday, Aug. 23 8:00 AM SBA and AARP host Encore Entrepreneur Fair – U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP host Encore Entrepreneur Fair. Event features panels with small business experts and speed mentoring sessions for those interested in entrepreneurship

Location: NC Rural and Economic Development Center, 4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC Raleigh

Contacts: Patrick Gonzalez SBA North Carolina 1 919 532 5525 Suzanne Black AARP 1 877 926 8300


Tuesday, Aug. 23 10:00 AM Richmond Fed Business Activity Survey

Location: TBD

Contacts: FRB Richmond Research Department Regional Economics Division 1 804 697 4490


Tuesday, Aug. 23 11:30 AM North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest attends NFIB Small Business Roundtable Luncheon

Location: Mitchell Community College, 701 W. Front St., Statesville, NC Statesville

Contacts: Jamey Falkenbury North Carolina Office of the Lt. Governor 1 919 814 3680 LtGovDanForest


Tuesday, Aug. 23 1:00 PM Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC receives grant from UnitedHealthcare – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina receives $25,000 grants from UnitedHealthcare to implement a program to provide customized, healthy meal boxes and nutrition education/budgeting classes to patients identified by Wake Forest Baptist Health-Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem and Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson as food insecure. Speakers include North Carolina state Rep. Edward Hanes, Jr., Second Harvest of Northwest NC , Executive Director Clyde Fitzgerald, UnitedHealthcare Vice President Anita Bachmann, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Downtown Health Plaza Director Robert Jones, and Ashe Memorial Hospital CEO Laura Lambeth

Location: 3655 Reed Street, Winston-Salem, NC Winston-Salem

Contacts: Jenny Moore Second Harvest 1 336 784 5770


Tuesday, Aug. 23 1:30 PM GOP Rep. Richard Hudson discusses Darlington throwback scheme with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle – Two-time NASCAR champion Greg Biffle unveils his 2016 Darlington throwback scheme with Republican Rep. Richard Hudson, who discusses the ‘national initiative that is the driving force behind the paint scheme’

Location: Concord, NC

Contacts: Nancy Padula Roush Fenway Racing 1 704 743 3940

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Tuesday, Aug. 23 2:00 PM Lara Trump campaigns in North Carolina for father-in-law Donald – Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, visits a woman-owned hardware store to ‘discuss the struggles of running a small business in today’s economy’

Location: Briggs Hardware, 111 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC Raleigh

Contacts: Kirk Bell Trump for President


Tuesday, Aug. 23 2:00 PM Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross holds policy discussion on Medicare and Social Security

Location: Southside Library, 3185 Buchanan St, Winston-Salem, NC Winston-Salem

Contacts: Deborah Ross for Senate 1 919 436 2503


Tuesday, Aug. 23 2:30 PM North Carolina state and business leaders discuss Hillary Clinton’s ‘plans to help small businesses in North Carolina’ – Former North Carolina State Treasurer Richard Moore, Trophy Brewing & Pizza Co-Founder Chris Powers, Barn and Ivy Owner Cat Woyee-Jones, and Reify Media, LLC Owner and President Sarah Glova participate in press conference to discuss ‘Hillary Clinton’s new plan to support small businesses, including 833,000 small businesses in North Carolina and the 1.5 million people these small businesses employ’

Location: Trophy Brewing & Pizza, 827 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC Raleigh

Contacts: Andy Estrada Hillary for America


Tuesday, Aug. 23 3:30 PM Walmart hosts media open house – Walmart hosts media open house to preview changes to grocery shopping with expanded pickup service in Durham and Chapel Hill

Location: Walmart Supercenter, 12500 US Hwy 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill

Contacts: Ashley Helms Messier Walmart 1 804 771 5303


Tuesday, Aug. 23 4:15 PM Dem Rep. Keith Ellison campaigns for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina – Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, NC, meeting volunteers to ‘highlight her plan for building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top’ and discuss ‘what’s at stake for winning North Carolina this November’

Location: Campaign Field Office, 5304 Sunset Rd, Charlotte, NC Charlotte

Contacts: Michael Gwin Hillary for America


Tuesday, Aug. 23 7:00 PM Fayetteville Mayor Robertson participates in Real Talk Community Meeting – Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson, Mayor Pro Tem Colvin, City Council Members Kirk deViere and Chalmers McDougald participate in Real Talk Community Meeting, the first in a series of community meetings focused on ‘issues directly affecting Fayetteville and how they can properly be addressed with solutions’

Location: Kingdom Impact Global Ministries, 2503 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville

Contacts: Nathan Walls City of Fayetteville 1 910 433 1578


Wednesday, Aug. 24 8:30 AM Organizations build new playground in Durham – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Durham Parks and Recreation, Keep Durham Beautiful, organizers from KaBOOM!, and community members build new playground based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in June

Location: Crest Street Park, 2503 Crest Street, Durham, NC Durham

Contacts: Cynthia Booth City of Durham 1 919 560 4355 x27223 Chris Privett BCBSNC 1 919 323 6392


Wednesday, Aug. 24 9:00 AM Durham Rescue Mission hosts annual Back-to-School Pep Rally & Backpack Give-away

Location: Durham Rescue Mission’s Center for Hope, 1201 E. Main St., Durham, NC Durham

Contacts: Marti Skold-Jordan GSK US 1 919 328 0507


Wednesday, Aug. 24 9:00 AM Sandhills Community College President Dr. Dempsey announces new program – Sandhills Community College President Dr. John Dempsey hosts press conference to announce a program that will provide tuition for graduates of the college’s four feeder high school for two years

Location: Dempsey Student Center, 3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, NC

Contacts: Karen Manning Sandhills Community College 1 910 695 3995


Wednesday, Aug. 24 10:00 AM Mike Pence campaigns in North Carolina – 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee Indiana Governor Mike Pence campaigns in the general election battleground state of North Carolina, where he gives remarks at an event hosted by Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Charlotte (10:00 AM EDT) and holds a rally at Manufacturing Methods, LLC, Wilmington (3:00 PM EDT) * Donald Trump and Gov. Pence will face Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine in the 8 Nov election

Location: Charlotte Wilmington

Contacts: Hope Hicks Make America Great Again 1 212 715 6785 1 203 273 0226

Doors open 12:00 PM (Wilmington)


Wednesday, Aug. 24 12:00 PM Organizations hold rally to ‘save the endangered red wolf’ – Organizations hold rally to ‘save the endangered red wolf’, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency tasked with recovering this species, is considering abandoning its red wolf recovery program this fall. Speakers include North Carolina state Rep. Pricey Harrison, and Red Wolf Coalition Executive Director Kim Wheeler

Location: Pullen Park, 408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC Raleigh

Contacts: Lia Cheek Endangered Species Coalition 1 617 840 4983 Jamie Pang Endangered Species Coalition 1 202 347 3737


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