Wednesday News: Fletcher's fall from grace


STATE SEN. HARTSELL INDICTED ON CAMPAIGN-RELATED COUNTS (AP) -- A longtime North Carolina state senator was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from allegations he spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds over nine years for his personal benefit.

HARTSELL ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING, MAIL FRAUD AND WIRE FRAUD (Charlotte Observer) - The Concord Republican faces federal and state charges related to his campaign expenditures and reports.

UNHERALDED NC DEMOCRAT'S SURGE THREATENS GOP'S BURR (AP) — Little-known former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross is counting on public anger over the GOP political takeover of North Carolina to help her upset two-term U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a victory that could also help hand control of the U.S. Senate back to Democrats.

CLINTON TAKES DEBATE VICTORY LAP IN N.C. (U.S. News) -- – Riding high off her performance, Hillary Clinton regaled a crowd of supporters with her best debate moments during an energetic campaign stop in North Carolina. "I'm gonna leave it to the fact-checkers to go through all of Donald Trump's claims. There was a lot of work for fact-checkers last night," Clinton said to laughter. The event at Wake Technical Community College amounted to a victory lap for Clinton who made a point of keeping Trump's in the spotlight as well.

CONCERNS AND KUDOS AT WIND FARM HEARING (Outer Banks Sentinel) -- Most of a crowd of about 50 people who attended the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) public information session at Jennette's Pier on Sept. 21 voiced support for a proposed wind farm located 24 nautical miles from the N.C. coast, east of Kitty Hawk and Currituck County. But some expressed concerns about the possible impact on tourism, infrastructure, the economy and fishing.

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