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The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible witness tampering in the case against State Senator RC Soles. Sources tell WWAY, two of the people involved in the shooting at the Senator’s house have been spotted following him around Tabor City. A Columbus County grand jury has asked prosecutors to seek an indictment on Soles for assault with a deadly weapon for shooting 22 year old Kyle Blackburn. The shooting happened in August. Over the past few days, Blackburn and his girlfriend Jessica Nealy have been spotted loitering outside of the Senator’s office. Tabor City police found Blackburn and Nealy hiding in the woods near the office on Friday. The couple told police that they wanted to talk to the Senator, and were hiding because they didn’t want the media to see them. The other witness to the shooting, BJ Wright, has been living just across the state line in Loris, South Carolina. Wright doesn’t have a job, but recently built a fence around his property that reportedly cost $8,000. Sources also tell us Wright has been spending a great deal of money on furniture. Soles has given Wright thousands of dollars in the past. Now that there is a criminal investigation, any financial transactions between them would come under more scrutiny.

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  • SurfCityTom

    the cell phone had some type of speaker system, the hospital attendees only heard one side of a conversation.

    By no means am I defending R C Soles; but give him his day in court.

  • guesty

    Most cell phones do have speaker phone option. I know I can with my Crackberry.

  • Loris Citizen

    Check the cell phone records. RC was on the phone with Wright while he was at the hospital with Blackburn. And Blackburn talked to RC on that same phone while he was there. Everyone in the lobby heard part of that conversation. It’s no secret RC was already trying to persuade Kyle Blackburn and Wright to his side while Blackburn was being treated for the gunshot wound Soles inflicted. Gimme a break! Lottery winnings?!? Not even…

  • SurfCityTom

    Wright’s the one who stated ole RC was protecting life and limb. Kind of hard to track cash when the person lives across the state line and has the potential for 2 lottery system winnings.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    How long would it take to whisper, “Play ball with me and I’ll make it worth your while,” or simply rub your fingers together in the international money sign at the scene while the police were otherwise distracted?

    If these are lottery winnings, there will be records. Obama, Sanford, and Perdue want their share.

    The truth will come out.

  • SurfCityTom

    The shooting victim and girl friend have been loitering around the Senator’s office? Were they there to extend season’s greetings or extort money from him?

    The other young man gave a statement at the scene of the shooting that the Senator was merely protecting life and property. Perhaps he won some lottery money to fund his recent purchases.

    It will be a dreary entertainment scene this winter if this is the case everyone follows.

    Perhaps a better follow up would be to determine if births spike in 9 months as the locals have no on the scene source of entertainment,

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    If Soles has given Wright money since the shooting, it will be a slam-dunk. That’s WHY it’s being investigated.

  • Guesto


    These “stories” about RC and the criminals that harass him are getting so tedious.

    Please report on an issue of some importance to the public.


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