Kenansville, Duplin County prepares for Trump rally Tuesday


KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Donald Trump will hold a rally in Kenansville Tuesday just two weeks after making a stop in Greenville.

The rally will be held at the Duplin County Event Center, and it is likely to be the largest event ever held in Kenansville.

Duplin County Schools and James Sprunt Community College are dismissing at noon due to the event.

Between seven and 10 thousand people are expected to attend the rally, which could mean heavy traffic for the usually quiet town.

Multiple law enforcement agencies in and around Duplin County are working together to prepare for the event. Sheriff Blake Wallace said starting around midnight drivers should expect delays on N.C. 11, although no detours are planned.

“Be prepared to wait for an extended period of time,” Wallace said. “Have fluids to hydrate yourself. We’re not allowing any backpacks or large bags in. You cannot bring any sign that has a stick or a metal object. Cardboard signs are allowed but nothing with a stick that could be used as a weapon.”

Pocket knives, handguns and other firearms are also not allowed in the event center. Wallace said there will be a designated area for any protestors as well.

Doors for the event will open at 3 p.m. with Trump scheduled to speak at 5 p.m.

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