Area events

FYI, Republican candidate for NC governor Fred Smith is currently holding a series of rallies this month to give voters an opportunity to get to know who he is and where he stands on the issues. Appearing at these rallies will be country music singer and Fred Smith supporter Lee Greenwood, who will sing several of his hits, including his signature song “God Bless the USA.”

I’ve been to a Fred Smith rally before as part of his 100 county statewide BBQ tour, and had a great time – and Lee Greenwood wasn’t even there, so I know it’ll be even more of a good time with him included.

Here’s a list of the upcoming rallies – links to info about each rally, including the time and the place, are here.

Apr. 07 Wilkes County Area Rally
Apr. 08 Pitt County Area Rally
Apr. 08 Moore County Area Rally
Apr. 09 Wake County Area Rally
Apr. 10 Johnston County Area Rally
Apr. 16 Mecklenburg County Area Rally
Apr. 17 New Hanover Area Rally
Apr. 21 Catawba County Area Rally
Apr. 22 Guilford County Area Rally
Apr. 23 Forsyth County Area Rally

Admission is free. To register to attend one of the rallies, click here.


The Elon Law School Republicans recently emailed with the following announcement:

On behalf of the Elon College Republicans, I would like to invite you to join us for our First Annual Reagan Dinner. Our event will take place on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 on the campus of Elon University.

It is our hope that we will be able to unite Republicans and those who support conservative ideas from around the Elon community, Alamance County and the State of North Carolina for a night of food, fellowship and politics. At this point several candidates who are running for statewide office have been confirmed! This dinner will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and network with many elected and party officials.

Tickets for the Elon College Republican Reagan Dinner are only $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Special sponsoring options also exist for those would like to purchase an entire table (seats eight). Individuals, companies or organizations may sponsor a table for just $100.00. You can reserve your tickets to be picked up at the door by returning the attached registration form along with a check for the appropriate amount to:

Attn: Reagan Dinner
Campus Box 3051
Elon, NC 27244

The doors will open at 6:00 and dinner will begin being served at 6:15. If you have any other questions please feel free to call me at 910.391.9985 or e-mail me at

Thank you for choosing to support Republican ideals at the grass roots by contributing to the Elon College Republicans. I look forward to seeing you on April 16th!

Nick Ochsner
Event Chairman

Some of the confirmed attendees include local politicos Bob Orr, Bill Graham, Hugh Webster, Jack Sawyer, Joe Johnson, Greg Dority, Robert Pittenger, Jim Snyder, and Dean Poirier.

I’ve searched but don’t have a link to an online reservation form, so I’m attaching a copy of one to this post so that you can mail it in to the address above if you’re interested.