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Woodmen of the World dedicate flag pole in Whiteville

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videoWoodmen of the World honored the men and women who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks by dedicating more than 500 flag poles across the country Friday. Full story...
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Pope looks to challenge Gore in upcoming district attorney's race

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A Columbus County Democrat has thrown his name in the hat to challenge Rex Gore in the upcoming district attorney's race. Full story...
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Strickland sells Corvette the day he makes bond

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We now know a little bit more about Allen Strickland's finances. He is the 17 year old from Tabor City, who bought a house and a Corvette with money given to him by State Senator RC Soles.

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Questions surround Allen Strickland's money trail

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videoWe're learning more Tuesday about the finances of 17-year-old Allen Strickland, a Tabor City teenager with ties to State Senator RC Soles. Strickland has been in the news a lot lately, ever since the house that the Senator bought for him caught fire.

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Strickland posts bond, put on house arrest

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Tuesday we told you 17-year-old Allen Strickland was in back in jail. He was held in lieu of a $500,000 bond after allegedly leading police on a chase in his Corvette, which he had no license to drive. Now we have learned Strickland has come up with the money to post that bond. Full story...
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Gore recuses himself from Soles investigations

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There are major developments to report tonight in the shooting investigation involving State Senator RC Soles. Wednesday afternoon, District Attorney Rex Gore announced that he has asked a special prosecutor from the Attorney General's Office to step in and take over the case. Full story...
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Will Rex Gore recuse himself from Tabor City shooting case?

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videoWe are expecting word any day now from the Columbus County district attorney, as to what charges, if any, will come out of a shooting in Tabor City last week. State Senator RC Soles said he shot a client of his who was trying to break into his home. Full story...
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Strickland arrested again

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A Tabor City boy with ties to State Sen. R.C. Soles was in jail Sunday for the second time in less than a week. Thursday Allen Strickland wound up in jail accused of setting fire to a house Soles bought him. Sunday the 17-year-old was back behind bars because of his car the Senator paid for. Full story...
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Strickland makes first court appearance, claims innocence

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A Tabor City teen charged with burning down his own house made his first appearance in court Friday. The house is owned by Allen Strickland who is accused of burning down the house, which was bought for him by Senator RC Soles. Full story...
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Allen Strickland arrested for setting fire to his house bought by RC Soles

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There have been major developments related to the stories we've been following connected to State Senator RC Soles. There has been an arrest in arson investigation that sparked a media frenzy over the Senator's involvement with many of his young male clients. Full story...
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How far can you go to protect your home?

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The shooting of a man allegedly trespassing on Sen. R.C. Soles' property has led to a lot of questions regarding what the law allows when it comes to shooting someone on your property. Full story...
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Lawyers, investigators remain tight-lipped regarding shooting at Sen. Soles' home

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videoSunday, 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn was shot in the leg by State Sen. R.C. Soles. District Attorney Rex Gore's office does not expect to file any charges against either man this week.

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Man shot by Soles says he was leaving property

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videoThe man shot by State Sen. R.C. Soles Sunday around 5:00 p.m. told WWAY he was walking away, when he was shot in the back of the leg. Kyle Blackburn is recovering in a South Carolina hospital and wanted to set the record straight about what happened. Full story...
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A day later, but still no arrests made involving shooting at R.C. Soles's house

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting case involving Sen. R.C. Soles, but it appears it will be up to District Attorney Rex Gore to decide whether or not to pursue charges. Full story...
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More information in the shooting at Senator RC Soles home

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A new investigation of State Senator RC Soles is underway after a shooting Sunday at his home. Investigators say a young man wound up in the hospital after the senator pulled the trigger.

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