Week in review: Politics and protests


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – We are one week closer to election day. Over the past week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in the first presidential debate.

“To be president of this country you need tremendous stamina,” said Trump, questioning Clinton’s strength.

“A man who can be provoked by a tweet, should not have his finger anywhere near the nuclear code,” said Clinton.

Fact checkers were on hand for the debate, and found Trump lied more during the 90 minute event than Clinton.

In the East, Chelsea Clinton campaigned for her mom, making a stop at ECU to discuss college affordability.

“Nobody should ever have to pay back more than 10 percent of their income in loan repayments,” she said.

It was one of the most recent efforts by the Clinton camp to win over younger voters.

During Saturday’s ECU football game, fans booed the marching pirates after several band members took a knee during the national anthem to protest. They hoped by doing so, they would bring light to injustices they see in the country.

“You know I’m here for my fellow man and if you don’t support it, that’s okay,” said Joshua Freeman. “I’m here for you.”

Willie Whitehead, the suspected mastermind of the Farmville Hustle Mart triple murder, learned his fate in court. Whitehead was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to life in prison for each count of murder.

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