Bob Dole will speak in High Point and Raleigh today.
The occasion is the opening of two headquarters for the John McCain presidential campaign.
The High Point event will be held at 12:30 p.m. at 3800 Tinsley Road. The Raleigh event will be held at 3 p.m. at 1506 Hillsborough St. in the state Republican Party headquarters.
The McCain campaign is also opening an office in Winston-Salem today. Democratic rival Barack Obama, meantime, has 14 offices open already.
Dole, who ran for president himself in 1996, is increasingly visible in North Carolina lately, appearing at a Raleigh anti-tax rally in late June.