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R.C. Soles

FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright back in jail

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B.J. Wright is back in jail tonight. He's one of the young men who was involved in the shooting at state Sen. R.C. Soles's house back in August. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man shot by Soles tells his side of story

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videoKyle Blackburn is now telling his side of the story, explaining that he did not talk before now because he feared for his life. Blackburn says the senator has paid him more than $100,000 over the years to keep quiet about what he knows about him. Full story...
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Strickland released from prison

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Strickland spent the last several months behind bars at the Western Youth Institute in Morganton. He was sent there after leading police on a high-speed chase in a Corvette paid for by Soles. Full story...
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Man shot by Sen. Soles says lawmaker paid him $100,000 to keep quiet

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"He doesn't help anybody and everybody. He helps people who know something about him, something he doesn't want told. He'll give them whatever they ask for to keep them quiet," Kyle Blackburn said. Full story...
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Warrant issued for B.J. Wright

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A Columbus County judge has issued an arrest warrant for B.J. Wright, the man involved in numerous run-ins with state Sen. R.C. Soles. If caught, the judge has ordered Wright's bond set at $5 million. Full story...
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Man linked to Soles arrested again

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Sunday, the 75-year-old senator got into a confrontation with 24-year-old B.J. Wright in the parking lot of the Tabor City Police Department. Full story...
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Soles among effective senators leaving office

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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research says at least five of the 16 most effective senators have resigned or won't seek reelection. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Soles back in court after sentencing issue

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video Sen. R.C. Soles was back in Columbus Court today. Judge D. Jack Hooks called for the hearing after seeing our report last week that Soles has a prior criminal conviction. WWAY is the ONLY Wilmington TV station with a crew in Whiteville. We will have live coverage starting on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 p.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Soles pleads guilty

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video Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty this afternoon in Columbus County to misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon for the August shooting of Kyle Blackburn at the senator's Tabor City home. Full story...
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Guilty plea not first from Soles

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Today was not the first time Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty to a crime. In 1970, he led police on a high speed chase near Fayetteville. Full story...
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Soles heads to court Thursday

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The hearing starts at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbus County. You can follow our coverage here on wwaytv3.com, Twitter and WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5, 6 and 11. Full story...
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DA tossing Tabor City detective's cases

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videoThe lead investigator involved in many legal cases surrounding Sen. R.C. Soles is in trouble tonight. Full story...
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Wright in trouble again

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B.J. Wright was arrested this morning for allegedly shooting at someone January 26 in Whiteville. Full story...
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Second Republican enters State Senate race

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Bill Rabon will have to compete with Pender County native Bettie Fennell for the Republican nomination. Full story...
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Soles turns himself in

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video The longest serving member of the state legislature turned himself in just after 11 a.m. Friday. Full story...
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