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Girlfriend of Soles shooting victim dies in crash
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 11:40am.

Highway Patrol says Jessica Nealey died yesterday from injuries suffered in a car crash Monday night. Troopers say Nealey's car ran into a tree off of State Road 1141 east of Tabor City.

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Attorney: Soles paid off Blackburn after shooting
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 3:30pm.

video The R.C. Soles saga continues. The attorney who represented Kyle Blackburn, the young man soles shot in 2009, has filed a lawsuit against blackburn. In it he claims Soles paid Blackburn a large sum of money after the shooting.

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ONLY ON 3: Man shot by Soles tells his side of story
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 10:38am.

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.

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Man shot by Sen. Soles says lawmaker paid him $100,000 to keep quiet
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 4:28pm.

"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.

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Soles Shooting Update
Submitted by Candace Semmel on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:22pm.

The Whiteville News Reporter has published an article saying that Senator Soles shot 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn in the back of his right thigh.

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Grand jury indicts Soles
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 1:35pm.

A Columbus County grand jury has indicted Sen. R.C. Soles for shooting a man at his home.

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Year in Review: Controversy plagues Sen. R.C. Soles
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Wed, 12/30/2009 - 6:09pm.

video It's been one of the biggest stories of the year in eastern North Carolina. State Senator RC Soles is under criminal investigation following a series of stories we broke on WWAY. Thursday, the state's longest-serving legislator announced he will not seek a 22nd term.

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SBI looks into possible witness tampering in RC Soles case
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 6:16pm.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible witness tampering in the case against State Senator RC Soles. Sources tell WWAY, two of the people involved in the shooting at the Senator's house have been spotted following him around Tabor City.

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Grand Jury requests indictment against Soles
Submitted by Ann McAdams on Thu, 12/10/2009 - 4:42pm.

videoThe Columbus County Grand Jury found probable cause to seek an indictment against the Senator, for shooting a man on his property in late August.

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New prosecutor in Soles case, SBI focusing on two investigations
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/03/2009 - 4:33pm.

We now know who will be taking over as prosecutor in the RC Soles investigation, after Columbus County District Attorney Rex Gore stepped down Wednesday.

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