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Obama in th High Country? Stay Tuned PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Sunday, 16 October 2011 06:05

Will President Obama come to—or at least through—the High Country tomorrow?  Speculation on the possible visit began mid afternoon Friday with the sudden decision to change Monday to an early release day for Watauga County Schools—schools miles away from the president’s scheduled appearance in Miller’s Creek. Officially, the only addition to the American Jobs Act bus tour is a stop at Guilford Tech—nothing mentioning any High Country stops. But if you look at the possible paths for the bus tour, starting with an airport stop in Asheville tomorrow morning, there’s a glaring hole in the schedule until late in the afternoon when the president is to speak at West Wilkes High. You just have to wonder.  The officially posted schedule for Monday starts with the President in Asheville, landing at the airport in Air Force One, beginning his three-day American Jobs Act bus tour discussing jobs and the economy. Day one includes remarks at the Asheville Regional Airport and at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek. The President will overnight in the Greensboro area.
On Tuesday, the President will be in North Carolina and Virginia for the second day of his American Jobs Act bus tour. The President will make stops in Jamestown, North Carolina, Emporia, Virginia, and overnight in Hampton, Virginia. You plot the path.  Will we see the president in the High Country?  Stay tuned.

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