Breaking News
More () »

President Biden to celebrate 'Friendsgiving' with North Carolina Marines

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will celebrate "Friendsgiving" with servicemembers and military families at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will make a stop in North Carolina Monday for a special Thanksgiving celebration with members of the military, the White House announced Wednesday. 

The Bidens will travel to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on Monday, Nov. 21, for a Friendsgiving celebration with servicemembers and military families as part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. 

Click here to sign up for the daily Wake Up Charlotte newsletter

The White House hasn't released any further details surrounding Biden's North Carolina stop at this time. 

It was announced this week that two Monroe-raised turkeys will receive pardons from Biden ahead of Thanksgiving. The turkeys, which haven't been given their "official" names yet, were raised at Circle S Ranch, according to the National Turkey Federation. Biden is the third consecutive president to pardon turkeys from the Tar Heel State, following Barack Obama and Donald Trump. 

You can stream WCNC Charlotte on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, just download the free app to watch live newscasts and on-demand videos.


WCNC Charlotte is committed to reporting on the issues facing the communities we serve. We tell the stories of people working to solve persistent social problems. We examine how problems can be solved or addressed to improve the quality of life and make a positive difference. WCNC Charlotte is seeking solutions for you. Send your tips or questions to newstips@wcnc.com.

Wake Up Charlotte To Go is a daily news and weather podcast you can listen to so you can start your day with the team at Wake Up Charlotte.   
SUBSCRIBEApple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || TuneIn || Google Podcasts   

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out