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Rep. Watt trades places

SALISBURY — U.S. Rep. Mel Watt got his hands dirty in Salisbury today during his “Trading Places” tour of the 12th Congressional District.
This morning, Watt made a few bricks by hand at Old Carolina Brick Company off U.S. 70. Before throwing mud into a mold, he took a look around the facility and talked to some people who work there.
This is the 15th straight year that Watt, a Democrat, has worked alongside people in communities throughout his district.
According to a press release from his office, it is a means for him to stay in contact with constituents and hear their concerns and opinions about the impact that recent legislation has had on their lives.
“As always, I look forward to interacting with the workers and businesses in the 12th District to hear and experience their perspectives,” Watt said in the press release. “Working alongside my constituents and discussing their concerns provides an excellent first-hand opportunity for me to understand their needs and how I can serve them better in Washington.”
Later today, Watt was scheduled to work as a volunteer at Family Service of the Piedmont in High Point, a customer service representative at Team Telecom LLC in Lexington and an engineer at Sparky’s Market Place in Lexington.
His three-day “Trading Places” tour began Monday in Winston-Salem and Greensboro and will end Wednesday in Charlotte.
Find out more about Watt’s visit to Old Carolina Brick Company in Tuesday’s Post.

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