Michelle Obama set for Greenville visit

First Lady To Speak At ECU

GREENVILLE - First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at East Carolina University on Wednesday as part of her two-city North Carolina visit.

Obama is scheduled to take the stage at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Minges Coliseum on ECU's campus.

Abby Evans, 19, was first in line at 6 a.m., four hours before the campaign office opened for the day.

"The honest answer is that I have a class at 10:30 a.m. and knew that if I came here later I would not either get a ticket or be in class and class comes first," Evans said.

Charles Feagin tried to keep the crowd energized while they waited.

"We know that Obama is the best president that we've ever had in the United States of this America," Feagin said.

However, Feagin said he has just as much love for the First Lady.

"She's just as bad. That's my sweetheart," Feagin said.

And with more than 1,000 people in line Monday morning there was one man in the crowd who towers high above the rest.

"Oh, I know. It's good. It lets us know we've got a little while to go but we can see it," Johnny Signorelli said.

Over at Mendenhall at ECU, more than 2,000 people came out to get a ticket.

First time voter Angel Hicks said she hasn't decided who is she voting for.

"I'm trying to catch both sides of this story to cast my vote but I'm more excited for this one," Hicks said.

It's an excitement that our first in line voter, Abby Evans, completely understands as she gets her ticket.

"It feels really great to feel politically involved.  And I'm just very excited to vote in my first election and to make a difference in America," Evans said.


The following items are not allowed inside Minges Coliseum Wednesday night:

-No bags (except diaper bags allowed) -No strollers -No weapons of any kind -No umbrellas, flags, banners or any item attached to a pole -No signs or balloons -No artificial noisemakers, confetti or silly string -No bottled or canned liquid -No writing utensils (pencils or ink pens)

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