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January 17, 2009

Inauguration Marks End of Era for Civil Rights Leader

John Frazier says he’s witnessed many tragedies in his life time, but he says Tuesday’s ceremony will bring closure to one piece of unfinished...

Headed For The West Wing
Headed For The West Wing

The magnitude of her new role as director of the Domestic Policy Council began to sink in while Melody C. Barnes was on a White House tour in December. ...


January 16, 2009

Retailers Sell Barack Around The Clock
Retailers Sell Barack Around The Clock

Fear not, shopping nation. As Tuesday’s inauguration nears, the American retail scene is overflowing with Obama-themed merchandise for every taste...

Viewers Help Send Students to Inauguration

Students in the African-American Studies Club at Fort Dorchester High School are headed to Washington.

A Gift For A Friend

Bricca Prestridge Sweet has given a friend an opportunity of a lifetime.

Secret Service Makes It Easier For Medical Personnel

Hospital workers scheduled to work in Washington on Inauguration Day will now be able to take a shuttle bus from Northern Virginia.

Making the Trip

Larry Boyce was too young to take part in the March on Washington, D.C. in 1963 and other events from the Civil Rights Movement. But he will be there on...

Our Big Day—A Somber and Sweet Ceremony

A presidential inauguration is the closest thing that we in this country have to a coronation.


January 15, 2009

Georgia Southern University Students to Attend Inauguration

Some Georgia Southern University students have more than enough to talk about.

Student to Introduce Speakers at Inauguration Events

From a group of nearly 500 collegiate scholars, a Mooresville student has been chosen to be one of two university-level keynote speaker hosts at inauguration...

Virginia Students Win Inauguration Tickets

Middle school kids can make some noise.

With My Own Eyes
With My Own Eyes

James Hunder wasn’t in his homeland when Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected the first female president of Liberia. He’s determined to be in...


January 14, 2009

The President-Elect and Spider-Man

Bret Parks figured that the latest issue of the comic The Amazing Spider-Man would draw lots of fans because it features an appearance by Barack Obama. ...

Inauguration Revs Up Demand For Buses

When Jimmie Bonham took two bus loads of people to Bill Clinton’s second presidential inauguration in 1997, he didn’t need a security clearance...

Free Rides for Inauguration

After all the talk about the bridges and roads that will be closed on Inauguration Day, Virginians got some good news Tuesday—a free ride.

Finalize Your Inauguration Plans Now
Finalize Your Inauguration Plans Now

Plan your trip now to the National Mall for the inauguration—or risk missing the main event, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and other regional officials...


January 13, 2009

U.Va to Suspend Classes for Inauguration

The University of Virginia for the first time will suspend classes so students and staff will be able to watch Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. ...

Fourth-Grader Headed to Washington

Morganton, N.C.—Sara-Jean Cole will be among the millions expected in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of Barack Obama next week.


January 12, 2009

The Name Game

Barack Obama won’t be sworn in until Jan. 20 as the 44th president of the United States, but the list of people naming babies after him is already...

Service Members Rehearse Inauguration
Service Members Rehearse Inauguration

Marines from Quantico are providing ceremonial support for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration next Tuesday.


January 11, 2009

N.C. Teenager One of the Lucky 240,000

Jack Shannon has a golden ticket.

Inauguration Tickets—Pick Them Up In Person

Those people lucky enough to nab tickets to the inauguration of President-elect Obama next week will have to wade through Washington traffic to pick them...


January 09, 2009

Inauguration Security to be Tightest Ever
Inauguration Security to be Tightest Ever

The swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama Jan. 20—the first administration change since Sept. 11, 2001 - will feature unprecedented security...


January 08, 2009

Watching History
Watching History

Winonah Greene admits she never thought the day she would get to witness one of the ultimate fruits of the Civil Rights Movement’s labors. But one...


January 07, 2009

Highways To Be Closed For Inauguration

If dire warnings about crushing crowds on the mall, packed trains on the rails and cell phones that might not work weren’t enough, now residents...


January 06, 2009

Fun Facts On Inaugurations
Fun Facts On Inaugurations

Did you know that the inaugural platform is constructed from scratch for each ceremony? Check out other every-four-year facts.

Michelle To Hit D.C. In Style
Michelle To Hit D.C. In Style

The country’s style-watchers haven’t been this excited about having a fashionista first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy moved into the White...


January 02, 2009

Alabama Elementary School To Attend Inauguration

Many of the stories students at Knox Elementary heard about the Edmund Pettus Bridge—a symbol of the Civil Rights movement in Selma—from their...


December 30, 2008

Manning To Represent South Carolina In Inaugural Parade

The Manning High School band played for President-elect Barack Obama three times during his presidential campaign. Now it will be the only organization...


December 25, 2008

Landing Inauguration Tickets
Landing Inauguration Tickets

The day is just too important to miss, LaBreeka Anderson insists. Anderson had, in a very real sense, “won” a pair of tickets to the Presidential...

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