Funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms on July 8, 2008.
WRAL News special report, anchored by David Crabtree, on the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms on July 8, 2008.
Sen. Mitch McConnell eulogized former Sen. Jesse Helms at his funeral Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
A look at the political legacy of former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, who died July 4, 2008, at age 86.
The powerful and controversial politician lay in repose at his Raleigh church on Monday.
Sen. Jesse Helms discussed his plans not to seek reelection in an exclusive 2001 interview with WRAL's David Crabtree.
Bob Dole remembers working with Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate for more than 20 years.
Former Senate candidate Harvey Gantt speaking Monday, July 7, 2008, on the passing of former Sen. Jesse Helms.
Jesse Helms' 1990 campaign against Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gant was one of his most heated and controversial.
A Dunn newspaper publisher recalls his friendship with former Sen. Jesse Helms.
Jesse Helms, the firebrand U.S. senator whose outspoken, conservative views polarized North Carolina and U.S. voters for decades, died early Friday, according to John Dodd, president of the Jesse Helms Center.
Political consultant Carter Wrenn, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison and former Secretary of State Rufus Edmisten are among those reacting to the passing of the longtime North Carolina Republican senator.
National figures react to the death of Jesse Helms.
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., announces on Aug. 22, 2001, his decision not to seek re-election for a sixth term in office. "Not in my wildest imagination did it ever occur to me that such a privilege would ever be mine," he said of his 30-year term as North Carolina senator.
A WRAL-TV interview with the Jesse Helmes.
Former U.S. Rep. Bill Cobey remembers Jesse Helms as a friend and “mentor.”
The Jesse Helms Center remembered its namesake Friday.
Sen. Elizabeth Dole reacts to the death of Jesse Helms.
Members of the Hayes-Barton Baptist Church discuss the death of Jesse Helms.
News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders talks about the passing of former Sen. Jesse Helms and the legacy he left.
Durham Democrat Nicholas Galifianakis talks about the U.S. Senate race that went on to shape the state’s politics for decades to come.
Gov. Mike Easley has ordered all North Carolina state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Jesse Helms. Funeral services for the former senator, who died Friday at the age of 86, will be held Tuesday at Hayes-Barton Baptist Church.