Richmond County Democrats have opened up their 2008 campaign headquarters in downtown Rockingham at 200 East Washington Street. I commend the officers for their selection: Not only is the HQ in the middle of town, but it is prominently located adjacent to the stoplight where everyone on U.S. Highway 1 must turn if they choose to continue going south. The building itself is on the National Register of Historic Places, and was once where the long ago Pee Dee Bank did its business.
Many dignitaries and party activists gathered for the ribbon-cutting and subsequent hot dog lunch.
Several weeks after the opening, Kay Hagan - the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate - dropped by to visit with well-wishers and supporters.
Other Democratic candidates and voters are encouraged to drop by during office hours to visit with local activists or pick up materials.
I predict that Richmond County Democrats will be using their HQ quite often in the coming months, and I also predict a joyous celebration on Election Day come this November.