No matter how you feel about the most scandalous president since Nixon, having such a high-profile figure in Asheville is a pretty big deal, since WNC isn't exactly known for being a hot bed of federal election campaign activity.
Keeping the politics of election season aside, the news came as a surprise to me this morning, when Matt (our Property Services Coordinator) mentioned it in the office. And from what I read in the Asheville Citizen-Times article, the news came as a surprise to Asheville High, too.
From the ACT article:
The visit came as a surprise to officials of Asheville City Schools, who were left scrambling to make arrangements. Mike Lodico, interim assistant superintendent, said a representative of the Clinton campaign showed up unannounced at the school system’s central offices around 10 a.m. Thursday seeking the use of a school facility.
Ray said she was told by the campaign official that Clinton would speak for about 45 minutes starting at 9 p.m., then would shake hands and greet the crowd along a rope line. Secret Service agents will be on the campus this afternoon to make security checks, and Clinton would arrive in a motorcade from Hickory, she said.No tickets are needed, and doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, see the bottom of the most recent ACT article here.