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More than 1,200 show up for Hickory town hall

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A town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-Cherryville) Tuesday night unfolded just as the congressman hoped it would: uneventfully. Just the idea of a town hall meeting has been controversial since the debate over health care reform swung into high gear. Across the country, many of the events have involved yelling as conservatives expressed frustration over the plan being championed by Democrats in Washington, D.C.

Location Change for McHenry’s Town Hall Meeting in Catawba County

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Due to the larger than expected attendance at prior town halls, the office of Congressman Patrick McHenry has changed the location of tonight’s town hall meeting in Hickory. The new location will be: 6:00 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne University P.E. Monroe Auditorium 775 6th Street NE Hickory, NC 28601 Last night’s town hall meeting in Mooresville drew more than 1,000 people. Tonight’s change of venue is nec...

Capacity Crowd Grills Local Rep. On Health Care Reform

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A town hall meeting drew heated debate about health care Monday evening in Mooresville. More than 700 people showed up to talk with Congressman Patrick McHenry, a Republican serving North Carolina's 10th district. Many people could not get inside the Mooresville town hall. Firefighters stood at the doors to make sure it wasn't filled beyond capacity.

Rep. brings health care debate to Mooresville

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The health care debate came to Mooresville Monday evening as Rep. Patrick McHenry continues to crisscross his district holding town hall meetings. Hundreds showed up to the meeting, but many had to be turned away. The Republican congressman had to stand on a table to address the waiting crowd.

McHenry to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Lincoln County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the James Warren Lincoln County Citizens’ Center, 115 West Main Street in Lincolnton. At the town hall meeting, Congressman McHenry will give an update on recent legislative activity in Congress and what to expect in the coming months. Town hall meetings ar...

Democrats avoid health forums

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The town hall forum, long a hallmark of the August congressional recess, is disappearing this year as the partisan lines harden and tempers flare over the health care debate... ...Only two North Carolina lawmakers, Republicans Sue Myrick of Charlotte and Patrick McHenry of Cherryville, plan to have town hall meetings.

McHenry to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Iredell County

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Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Commissioners’ Chamber at Mooresville Town Hall, 413 North Main Street in Mooresville. At the town hall meeting, Congressman McHenry will give an update on recent legislative activity in Congress and what to expect in the coming months. Town hall meetings are an opport...

N.C. Members of Congress Shy Away from Town Halls

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If you’re a North Carolinian and hoped to offer your two cents at one of these events, you’re probably out of luck. As of Tuesday, based on calls to the office of every member of the state’s congressional delegation and searches of their Web sites, only one had scheduled any public forums in his district during the August recess: 10th District Republican Patrick McHenry, who over the next three weeks is planning a town hall meeting in each of the 10 counties he represents in the House.

Congressman Holds Healthcare Town Hall Meeting

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The August recess sends members of Congress back to their home districts and many are getting an earful. 10th district Congressman Patrick McHenry held a town hall meeting in Mitchell County on Thursday night. The forum was well-attended, standing room only. McHenry fielded questions from a civil and mostly-friendly crowd.

McHenry Announces Annual Town Hall Meetings

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At his town hall meetings, Congressman McHenry gives an update on recent legislative activity in Congress and what to expect in the coming months. Town hall meetings are an opportunity for constituents to share their thoughts on the issues they are concerned about.