Politics & Government

October 11, 2008 6:00 AM

Along N.C. highway, sagging economy meets politics

North Carolina Highway 11 runs through the heart of Pitt County, N.C., linking countless economic stories: of the cafe supervisor who must pay for a ride to work, the trucker who may soon file for bankruptcy, the unemployed woman whose trailer hasn’t had electricity for a year. On television last week, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain couldn’t say in their debate whether the economy will get worse. They should drive down Highway 11.

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