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R.C. Soles

ONLY ON 3: DA candidates talk about the Soles bill to split the district

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video "Soles has a history of abusing his office and abusing his power," says Joe Sinsheimer, a consultant for the Democratic Party. "And it's incumbent upon Senator Basnight to take a stand and publicly rebuke Senator Soles for this kind of self-serving and embarrassing legislation." Full story...
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Charlotte Observer: Soles should resign immediately

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Charlotte Observer editorial: "Senator's maneuvers reflect rot in politics. Soles should resign now and N.C. Senate should kill his bills." Full story...
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Justice pulls Topsail Beach recall bill after Soles drops support

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Citing numerous complaints from Topsail Beach residents stemming from a controversy about beach renourishment, Rep. Carolyn Justice filed a bill to let voters recall public officials in the town. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gore admits he helped write pension bill

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video An e-mail from Gore to Brunswick County Democratic Party chair also raises questions about Sen. Soles's bill to split 13th judicial district. Full story...
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Soles introduces bills to create new DA, lower pension requirements

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video Sen. R.C. Soles may be leaving the legislature, but he's not going quietly. The longest serving member in the history of the legislature filed a bill today that would split the 13th judicial district. Full story...
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Soles looking to life after politics

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We've known for months that after 42 years in political office, Sen. R.C. Soles is calling it quits. Tuesday will mark the first Election Day in 42 years Soles could run but will not be on the ballot. Full story...
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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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