Republican National Convention

Cory Vaillancourt

(9:00 p.m. Monday) - Shortly after being renominated for a second term, President Donald Trump visited Western North Carolina Monday afternoon to tout an agricultural program created to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Logan Wallace is a Hillary Clinton supporter and a delegate representing western North Carolina at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.  The 22-year-old Franklin native is a lifelong Democrat who's been very active in local politics in Macon County.  Now he's attending his first presidential convention.  Wallace told me he got behind Clinton because of her experience and track record of getting things done.  He said that polls showing many voters find Clinton untrustworthy is largely a product of negative coverage by the media.  But he says once voters get a chance

WNC Delegate to the RNC Ready for Cleveland

Jul 15, 2016
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Republicans are gathering in Cleveland to formally nominate Donald Trump for President.  The Republican National Convention begins Monday with four days of made-for-television speeches and events.  Political observers are watching closely to see whether or not the GOP will coalesce around Trump or not. 

Stay tuned to WCQS for live coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions from NPR News and PBS NewsHour. The RNC is July 18 - 21, with coverage beginning each night at 8. The DNC is July 25 - 28, with coverage starting at 8 each night.

For the first time ever, NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions in collaboration, featuring one team of journalists and one broadcast. This approach is a first for public media.