Trump to campaign in small NC towns Tuesday, furniture and farmland

Clinton cancels Chapel Hill fundraiser

Mike Segar—Reuters
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures to supporters at a campaign rally in Greenville

KENANSVILLE, N.C. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make two stops in North Carolina Tuesday, focusing on small towns, both with industry critical to the state economy. His first stop is in High Point at noon, the traditional furniture-making capital, which relies heavily on the furniture industry and the annual High Point Furniture Market each October. This afternoon, he will be in one of the state’s small towns; Kenansville, population 855. There, farming is the center of the community. Duplin County schools will close early Tuesday ahead of the Trump rally, which is expected to draw thousands to the small eastern N.C. town. High amounts of traffic are expected in the area, school officials said. James Sprunt Community College will also close at noon to allow for crowds.The rally to be held at the Duplin County Event Center is expected to be the largest gathering in their history, with between 7,000 and 10,000 people expected. Local police are working with state and federal agencies to improve traffic flow and ensure safety. Doors for the Kenansville event will open at 3 p.m. with Trump scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. Meanwhile in Chapel Hill, the Clinton campaign announced that a fundraising luncheon for Clinton will be postponed. The “Lunch with Hillary Rodham Clinton” had four donation levels to attend, the highest being $100,000, which featured “chair reception with Hillary,” $33,000, which included a “host reception with Hillary,” $5,000, which included “preferred seating” and $2,700.No reason was given for postponement of the Clinton event, which was planned to take place at the home of Betty Craven and Michael Warner.