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Photo Gallery: President Visits Rolls-Royce Plant in Prince George

President Obama speaks at Rolls-Royce. Photo by Wayne Epps, Jr.

On Friday, March 9th, President Obama visited the Rolls-Royce plant in Prince George, VA, and spoke about jobs and the economy. He recognized the importance of keeping jobs in America. The following photo gallery is comprised of photos taken by photographers Wayne Epps, Jr., Jessica Marshall, and Malikah Williams.

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    Zachary HarrisonApr 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Phenominal pictures! They catch the general mood in the room very well and use natural light to their advantage. The only thing I can see that could be improved is the resolution in the camera.

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    Curtis WilliamsMar 30, 2012 at 8:33 am

    PG is finally the star! Okay not exactly but how many other small cities get a visit from the president? I like that he came to get an economic tidal wave started at the plant. It’s a shame that he didn’t know where he was but I don’t think he should get penalized too much, at least he came with good intentions.

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    Tasia FaulconMar 30, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Barack Obama coming to Prince George was a great experience for the whole community. Obama calling Prince George Petersburg was only a minor set back. It was amazing that the Royal News obtained press credentials to cover the story. The whole school and community was thrilled to have the President in our town.

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    Conner StevensonMar 30, 2012 at 6:46 am

    It is refreshing to know that the media has given our area some attention. The coverage of this event by our staff has been more than adequate. Really a job well done.

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    Faven ButlerMar 30, 2012 at 1:15 am

    It is a wonderful turn out that the staff could do an article on the President visiting our county because it is such a rare event. Students of PGHS actually got admitted into the Rolls Royce Plant and treated just like the other press. Not only is this rare but it provides them with the experience to see what it’s like to be a part of a professional team. The pictures definitely look proffessional and well focused. They look just like all the other ones I see on television, which means the staff should be commended on their job well done.

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    Melissa TomlinMar 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I think that having the President come to our county is a great and it gave the county some media attention. It is an honor for the students to go and see the President. This time in history for Prince George will always be remembered.

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    Stephen BrockwellMar 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Prince George has seen its fair share of political figures, so it came as no surprise that the opening of a Rolls-Royce would cause a commotion that might have some powerful figures in attendance. However, I doubt anyone thought the President would be there. What started as a simple opening became a proud moment for our county.

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    Nathan BrittMar 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Rarely does Prince George get any attention from the media, much less the national media. It is great that we as Prince George High School were included in this momentous occasion for the county. The pictures were great and were from a good location. It’s nice to see that theRoyalNews can be right there on the same playing field as the national media.

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    Krystin TreglownMar 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

    In our very own little town of Prince George County, we had the pleasure to welcome the leader of our country, President Obama. Putting aside my political differences, this occurence has made history, especially in the young lives of the Prince George schools. The pictures taken by our very own newspaper staff really embrace the powerful, yet approachable person President Obama is. I however did not personally get to see him due to the DECA comference, yet I do envy those who were able too. These are historic images that will be displayed in PGHS forever.

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    Megan JonsonMar 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    No matter a person’s political status we all should at least respect out President. It is an honor to host a person of such remarkable status in our little country of Prince George. These pictures are really detailed. It is amazing that our newspaper staff was able to get so close to the action and be able to attend this event to give fast and accurate information and details to all of the students at the high school who could not actually be there.

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    Bradley CooperMar 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    It is always an honor to have the Commander in Chief visit your area. Despite the mixed emotions over the situation involving the location of his speech, we must remember that everyone makes mistakes. He is a busy man with an entire country to run. We should be thankful he chose our area to speak to.

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    Matthew SchneckMar 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    It was great to know that Prince George was finally a place to be recognized on a map. As I tuned in to watch the speech, I was rather disappointed as the new Rolls Royce plant was, according to Mr. President, in Petersburg. I personally felt the speech was full of generalizations and was just another campaign speech at the expense of taxpayers. On the other hand, I was quite happy to see that Prince George High was able to gain press access to the event and was very pleased with the constant updates from the TRN staff.

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    Lillie A. FaisonMar 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

    President Obama,

    You are doing a magnificent job! You are a President with a heart for the people.

    I am very sad that minorities are being disenfranchised. “Jim Crow” never left. They are exposing themselves.

    Obama 2012!

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    SHERRI B JONESMar 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm