Edwards' federal trial brings traffic, attention to downtown Greensboro
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GREENSBORO -- While the John Edwards trial is underway, folks in Greensboro can expect an influx of people and media near the federal courthouse. For many, it's created unwelcome traffic and attention to the area.
“It's very interesting to see how many people are interested in John Edwards,” said Jeri Sharp, a downtown Greensboro resident.
Nearly a dozen news trucks line Market Street near the federal courthouse. Traffic enforcement officers say the area is a nightmare for drivers.
“They slow down, they rubber neck, they try to find a place to park. They want to be here to see what's going on as well, so it gets pretty insane with the parking and just the driving in general,” said Greensboro Parking Enforcement officer Bill Keefe.
And it's something this city doesn't have to experience too often.
“This is more than usual, they're doing jury selection today. So it's coming to a head and I imagine when the trial gets started, it's going to be even more interesting down here,” said Keefe.
With the trial expected to last several weeks, this is the scene in downtown folks are going to have to get used to seeing.