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Donald Trump returns to Wilmington on Saturday

Donald Trump spoke at UNCW during a campaign rally in Wilmington on August 9, 2016. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
Donald Trump spoke at UNCW during a campaign rally in Wilmington on Aug. 9, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

WILMINGTON — Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is returning to Wilmington this Saturday for a campaign stop at Wilmington International Airport (ILM). The Port City is one of four North Carolina stops scheduled before Tuesday’s election.

Trump is set to speak at the Air Wilmington Hangar, 1817 Aviation Drive.

Tickets to Trump’s speech can be found on his website.

While Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has made two recent stops in Wilmington, Trump’s first and only appearance during the race was at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he drew thousands of supporters, as well as some protesters.

The short notice also has left the airport scrambling to set procedures for Saturday.  ILM Deputy Director Gary Broughton said he is still working to contact the other airlines regarding how the visit will affect other flights on Saturday. In addition, the Cape Fear Fair and Expo is set to start on the airport grounds at noon. Passengers for flights scheduled on Saturday are advised to arrive “earlier than normal,” Broughton said.

The airport is expecting about 4,000 people to turn out for the rally.

Related photos: Photos of Donald Trump’s visit to Wilmington

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