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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- Former state Sen. R.C. Soles has been a tough man to get a hold of recently, but today we spotted him at Gov. Perdue's event in Whiteville. Soles has avoided our cameras as the controversy around him continues. Tabor City Police say this past weekend the former senator got into a couple of fights with Allen "Frog" Strickland. Police say Strickland hit Soles in the back, leaving a mark. They say Soles had bitten Strickland on the arm Saturday night. Both men refused to swear out warrants for the others' arrest. Today we tried to find out more about what has been going on with the former senator, but he again avoided our cameras. "Do what?" Soles responded. When we asked again what happened this past with Strickland, he said, "Go speak with the governor. She's here on other business." We then asked Soles when all of this would end and if he fears for his life. He refused to answer. One of the senator's colleagues told us not to ask Soles any more questions, adding that it was not our reporter's job to do so.

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