by Lisa Sorg
After news that N.C. State University Chancellor James Oblinger resigned today, the university offered a little bedtime reading: Documents related to Mary Easley's hiring, including her contract with the university and key talking points and anticipated questions and answers about the protocol of Easley's hiring. These are the same documents the university provided to the U.S. Attorney's office, which is investigating the appropriateness of the hire.
The hefty tome numbers hundreds of pages. In the collection of emails, are several priceless correspondences including one from N.C. State Board of trustees chairman McQueen Campbell, a close friend, dealmaker and political donor to the Easleys, who has since stepped down: "We're ready to move on this. Next step is in the Mansion."