Sen. Soles won’t get award after all

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Submitted: Fri, 02/08/2013 - 3:24pm
Updated: Sat, 02/09/2013 - 1:57am

RALEIGH, NC (CAROLINA JOURNAL) — A Monday event in Whiteville honoring former state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus, has been canceled, Carolina Journal has learned. According to a man associated with the event who did not want to be identified, Soles decided Thursday to cancel the event awarding the Order of the Long Leaf Pine after Soles learned that CJ had been unable to find any record showing that former Gov. Bev Perdue approved the award. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the most prestigious award that can be conferred by the governor of North Carolina.

Soles, a Tabor City attorney, was North Carolina’s longest-tenured legislator, serving in the General Assembly from 1969-2011. He continued to be re-elected even though he has been involved in a number of controversies.

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  • Guesttseug says:

    ….they named a bridge after Lanny Wilson…why is this so far fetched?

    It’s a rhetorical question.

  • GuestDog says:

    Well, if it is true then there is some justice after all. It is unfathomable how someone who has had dealings such as Soles would even considered for an award. BUT then again, it was a Democratic administration.
    Now, it’s over lets move on

  • Guest Reply says:

    Was learned first from these sources:
    1. Facebook…
    2. Twitter…and a bitter Twitter at that! (Spell check even knows the word…. Twitter!!)
    3. Scuttle-bug
    4. Some woman’s beauty salon…
    5. Last but not least…One of the young guys he had dealing’s with…as a Pay Back for what he was accused of!
    There :-)

  • Guest12 says:

    please follow this story up. this doesn’t make any sense. So how did both the media and Soles believe in the first place that he received it? Was it previously announced by Perdue’s office? Another involved organization? What is going on here?

  • taxpayer says:

    “pines” for Allen Strickland and Kyle Blackburn.

  • guesty says:

    …Stacey Scott, B.J. Wright

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    It seems any story about the distinguished long serving Senator has always got some kind of twist to it.

    It’s always something strange. It also seems that some of his clients that have been in the news are also very unusual. Jumping out of courthouse windows, strange fires, assaults, and a shooting?

    MTV would probably love to air a series like “Buck wild” with this cast of characters.

  • Guestk says:

    What a joke…but then…everything is surrounding this “Good Old Boy”.

  • sherry loika says:

    and chris byrd frankie jernigan and…the list goes on

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