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Eric Trump coming to Ellerbe Springs

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Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, will be at Ellerbe Springs Inn on Friday, Oct. 30. Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, will be at Ellerbe Springs Inn on Friday, Oct. 30. Courtesy WRAL

ELLERBE — With the election right around the corner, a member of the Trump family is coming to Richmond County.


The Trump campaign recently announced that the president’s son Eric Trump will be at Ellerbe Springs Inn at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

To register for the event, visit: https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/october-30-ellerbe-nc-maga-event-with-eric-trump

Only two tickets are available per cellphone number. Doors open at 3:30.

The owners of Ellerbe Springs, Mark and Donna Buckeridge, said they are “honored to participate in the American election process.”

“We cannot express how grateful we are for what Mark and Donna have done to allow this event to occur here in Richmond County,” said local GOP Chairman Jerry Austin, who said Eric Trump’s wife Lara will also be at the rally. “Please come out and show Eric and Lara how much Richmond County appreciates their hard work and dedication over the last four years to Make America Great Again!”

The Ellerbe stop is one of two in North Carolina on a five-stop “Make America Great Again!” tour, which also includes visits to Michigan and Florida.

Eric Trump’s other North Carolina stop will be at Cape Fear Winery in Elizabethtown.

President Donald Trump is also scheduled to make an appearance in Fayetteville on Thursday. WTVD reports it will be the president’s ninth visit to the Tar Heel State in the past two months.

Last week, the president was in Robeson County, where he said he supported a bill that would finally give the Lumbee Tribe federal recognition.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, has also said he, if elected, would sign the bill if it came across his desk.

The latest bill was introduced in 2019 by Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, although he doesn’t represent that district. Congressional records show the last action was taken on Sept. 30 by the Committee on Natural Resources.

Vice President Mike Pence has also made recent stops in North Carolina, including Kinston and Wilmington and Ivanka Trump was scheduled to be in Charlotte Wednesday.

Biden, too, has made campaign stops in the state this month, as has his running mate Kamala Harris.

North Carolina, for the past several elections, has been considered a key battleground state.

Other presidential candidates on the ballot in North Carolina are Libertarian Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the Green Party's Howie Hawkins and Don Blankenship of the Constitution Party.

The general election is Nov. 3.