Week in review: Campaign 2016 topping the headlines

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Another week is in the books, and the country is that much closer to finding out who will be the next president.

Donald Trump was in a lot of the headlines as the Republicans held their national convention in Cleveland. Despite allegations of his wife plagiarizing portions of her speech and Sen. Ted Cruz being booed off the stage, Trump remained in the spotlight during his long address to the nation.

“My message is that things have to change, and they have to change right now,” Trump said.

Meanwhile, Democrats prepared for their national convention, which kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. Presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton finally revealed her vice presidential pick, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

Kaine joined Clinton for their first official event together in Miami on Saturday.

“We’ve seen again and again that when Donald Trump says he has your back, you better watch out,” Kaine said.

In North Carolina, House Bill 2 continued to make the news, after the NBA decided to pull the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte, citing HB2.

Opponents of the controversial bill applauded the decision, which will likely cost the state more than $100 million, while Gov. Pat McCrory called the move BS.

“I picked common sense values to protect our children and our schools over money,” he said.

In the East, ECU officially threw its hat into the running to join the Big 12, saying the school was the right fit for a power 5 conference.

And we continued to follow the news surrounding the popular game Pokemon Go. Over the past week, we analyzed the game’s impact from health and crime aspects.

Local doctors were encouraged to see more people getting outside and walking to play it. Police departments were also pleased because they believe gamers can provide better surveillance and help fight crime.

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