Local Politics

Courthouse where Edwards will learn fate bears familiar name

The cornerstone of the Greensboro federal courthouse, where a jury is deliberating whether John Edwards illegally used money from Virginia heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon to hide his affair while running for president, bears the name of Mellon's father-in-law. A.W. Mellon was the U.S. Treasury secretary when the courthouse was built in the 1930s.