The News & Observer is featuring extensive coverage of this week's State Board of Elections hearings. Here's what was in Tuesday's paper.
McQueen Campbell testifies that Easley used his campaign to secrety pay for home repairs.
Developers Lanny Wilson and Nick Garrett said they gave big checks to the Democratic Party that they believed were headed straight for Easley's campaign accounts.
Ruffin Poole, a close Easley aide and lawyer successfully had his subpoena quashed. The board is appealing.
Columnist Rob Christensen says that Easley had once built a reputation as a fearless crusader against crime and corruption. That image is now forever tarnished, he says.