North Carolina Daybook

Associated Press North Carolina Daybook for Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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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 [email protected] 1 919 560 4355 x27223 Chris Privett BCBSNC [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 1 212 715 6785 1 203 273 0226

Doors open 12:00 PM (Wilmington)


Wednesday, Aug. 24 10:00 AM North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory attends John Yowell Aviation & Logistics Laboratory grand opening ceremony

Location: Phoenix Academy, 7847 Clinard Farms Road, High Point, NC High Point

Contacts: North Carolina Office of the Governor Communications [email protected] 1 919 814 2100


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 [email protected] 1 617 840 4983 Jamie Pang Endangered Species Coalition [email protected] 1 202 347 3737


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