Trump

Cory Vaillancourt

On Day 1 of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, President Donald Trump traveled about two hours west to a produce packing facility in Mills River.

Masks were encouraged but not required as President Trump spoke to a few hundred at Flavor 1st Growers and Packers.

“Ladies and Gentlemen to introduce the President of the United States the co-owner of Flavor First Growers and Packers Kirby Johnson.”  

Johnson’s company is part of a USDA program for families impacted by COVID-19.

Lilly Knoepp / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Guns have been present at most protests and demonstrations across Western North Carolina in the last two months.   That included a rally for President Trump and the Second Amendment last weekend in Bryson City. 

 

A North Carolina General Statute lists protests as one of many events where it is illegal to open carry a firearm.  

 

North Carolina farmers are among those warily watching a new trade dispute between the United States and allies in North America and Europe.

Climate Mayors

“Adopt, honor, and uphold”—this is what some 359 mayors from across the U.S. have pledged to do for their municipalities. It’s a commitment made by so-called “Climate Mayors” to advocate policies in keeping with the Paris climate agreement. It calls for the creation of a twenty-first century clean energy economy, reduced greenhouse emissions, investments in renewable energy and electric vehicles. BPR’s Davin Eldridge visited with two such mayors in a deeply red part of Western North Carolina…

Matt Bush WCQS

Two polls released this week on the election in North Carolina showed very different results.  The Monmouth University poll released Monday showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump in a virtual tie in the hotly contested battleground state of North Carolina.

geology.com

Democrat Hillary Clinton is safely ahead of Republican Donald Trump in North Carolina according to a poll released Tuesday by the New York Times and Siena University.  The results run counter to a poll released Monday by Monmouth University, which showed the race neck and neck.  Both polls were conducted between Oct 20th and the 23rd.