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Pope looks to challenge Gore in upcoming district attorney's race

A Columbus County Democrat has thrown his name in the hat to challenge Rex Gore in the upcoming district attorney's race. Harold "Butch" Pope is a criminal defense attorney in Whiteville. He has announced his intentions to run for district attorney of Columbus, Brunswick, and Bladen County. Pope said that Rex Gore's failure to immediately recuse himself in the investigation of State Senator RC Soles prompted him to run for office. Soles and Gore have a long history as political allies. The SBI is looking into a shooting at the senator's house, where Soles shot one of his clients for allegedly trying to break in. The state is also investigating claims of sexual misconduct by the senator.

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Time for change

It certainly is a time for change. Our current Brunswick County Officials are nothing but a good old boys system. The current County Officials and no interest in justice. They blatantly do not follow their own ordinances, yet expect the citizens of Brunswick County to do so. Attorney Gore is not interested in pursuing the truth. It comes down to who knows who as to whether or not Attorney Gore or his assistance will help. I personally have had issues where the current DA has no interest in pursuing crimes such as perjury and harassment along with other crimes. The current District Attorneys lack of interest in pursuing justice, has put me in a position of living in fear. Anyone has got to be better than the people currently in office.

new d.a.


Butch Pope

Finally, someone we all know is decent and honest and hardworking!

Butch has my support!!!

Butch Pope is a wonderful person, as well as a great attorney. I am thrilled to learn that he has decided to enter the race for District Attorney! A change is needed, and I believe that with his experience and respectability, he will be an asset to the office and the 13th Judicial District.

IS he any better

Is Mr Pope any better? Or will this be more of the Good Old Boys? Is he going to except money from R C Soles to win? Only time will tell.

H.G. "Butch" Pope

This is the best news to come from Columbus County in quite awhile. "Butch" Pope is a personable and skilled attorney. His willingness to serve as our District Attorney demonstrates self-sacrifice for the public good. Thank you "Butch" for stepping up.

Butch would do a WONDERFUL

Butch would do a WONDERFUL job and I pray he wins!!!! He definately has my family's support. He's an awesome guy with two wonderful daughters. GO BUTCH!!!!



Good time to get the crooks out of office.

every one knows that brunswick county has been run by crooks for ever. They make up the laws as they go. They denounce the one they dont want. If it means one of their friend getting into trouble. We need new bload here. Some one that dont take sides. Some one that is hounest, careing , loveing, but firm and most of all fair. here if you are kin to some one. or good friends that is kin to some one you can do what you like. rob, cheat, steal, murder. what ever you like. But if not you go streight to jail or prison. We need a change. Our new sheriff is a good start. Now a new dist. att. thats what we need. Ive been here for 40 years. i know first hand what is true. We need some one new.......

Good time to change DA in Brunswick County

I am very glad that Butch Pope is going to go up against our present DA and the good old boys club. The people that are suffering need your help--I will do everything possible to help Mr Pope win the election. I have a lot to help him with. Understand that a news article is about to break-need help- to find out who is working on it and what paper is doing it. I will talk to them on a confidencial level. Let the people of this district stop all the corruption. I CAN HELP!!Let me know how-let me know who I can talk to!!

Better than that district

Better than that district attorney in Pender whose twin brother keeps running.

So far from the truth. I

So far from the truth. I know Butch Pope and he is certainly a nice guy. That's why every attorney in Columbus County wants him to be their DA. They want a push over, someone they can make backroom deals with. Butch is a man who has spent the better part of 25 years defending murders, thieves and rapists. Now he wants to prosecute them? Are you kidding me? He will not be on the side of families, but on the side of his buddies legal buddies that put him there.

John David is a Prosecutor. It's what he has been since the day he graduated law school. He is a hard working man that has zero "good-ol'boy" ties to Columbus County and he is a man that has proven throughout his whole career that he is on the side of victims and their families. He will prosecute murders, rapists and thieves to the fullest extent of the law and he will reduce the back room deals and prosecute cases in the courtroom like our judicial system intended.

RE: so far from the truth

It would be an honor to have someone such as Jon David to become our DA. My wishes for sometime that he would win. Mr. David, we do have good people in Brunswick County that could be of service to you. You are an educated man, trust no one, and make that office yours.