In this article: Edgecombe County commissioner Viola Harris, Rocky Mount councilman Andre’ Knight and political activist Curmilus Dancy of Pinetops had tickets to attend Thursday’s night event. Through an email on Wednesday, they were told there would be a change of venue and they would not be able to attend.
TARBORO — A change of venue for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte left a few of Edgecombe County democrats, who were among 65,000 community ticket holders, disappointed because they would not be able to attend the convention.
The threat of severe weather caused organizers to move the Convention from the Bank of America Stadium to Time Warner Cable Arena that seats slightly more than 20,000. Heavy rains soaked the stadium Thursday afternoon. (More)