beasley visits ECSU

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley, a former chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, speaks with students at Elizabeth City State University during her visit to the campus, Aug. 26. Beasley outraised all U.S. Senate candidates in the third quarter, raking in more than $1.5 million, campaign documents show.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley says the costs associated with attending college are sky-high and students at Elizabeth City State University agree.

“College costs are astronomical,” Beasley said after attending an hour-long discussion with about 14 students Wednesday. Beasley, the former chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court who’s running for the U.S. Senate, was on campus at the invitation of Jimmy Chambers, the ECSU Student Government Association president.