Samuel Flippen's Execution Date (UPDATED with Vigil Information)
Vigil begins at approximately 9:00 p.m. on August 17th outside the prison.
Other Vigils around the state:
The Western North Carolina chapter of PFADP will hold a vigil at the Vance Monument in Asheville from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Monika Wengler, (828) 658-9442.
The Gaston Coalition for a Moratorium Now will sponsor a vigil in front of Belmont City Hall, 115 N. Main St., 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. The meeting may be followed by a short meeting of the coalition in a nearby restaurant. Contact George Burazer, (704) 822-6350.
There will be a prayer service in the Chapel of the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Patty Hanneman, Community Church intern minister will lead the service. Tom Loflin, a member of Sammy Flippen’s defense team; retired UNC Law Professor Dan Pollitt, and the Rev. Charles Howe, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and an activist in the death penalty abolition movement, will speak. The Newman Center is located at 218 Pittsboro St.; parking is available behind the building.
There will be a vigil at Marshall Park, located between Second and Third streets in downtown Charlotte at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Trish Pegram at (704) 522-7733, ext. 2.
There will be a vigil at 12 p.m. on the steps of the Courthouse in Murphy.
The Catawba Valley Chapter of PFADP will hold a prayer meeting at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church, Newton. For more information, call Rebecca Inglefield at (828) 324-8845. There will be a brief meeting of the chapter after the service. All are invited.
There will be a prayer service at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh, at 7:30 p.m. After the service, participants will process with candlelight to Central Prison for a vigil that is expected to last until about 2:30 a.m. However, participants are welcome to come and go as needed.
There will be a vigil in the Weaverville town square, where Merrimon Avenue meets Main Street, 7-8 p.m. Contact Greg Yost, (828) 680-9415.
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