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Columbus County News

DSS investigation closes on Allen Strickland

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A social services investigation into the guardianship of a Tabor City teen with ties to RC Soles is now officially closed. Full story...
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Warehouse fire in Chadbourn finally extinguished

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The tire warehouse fire that started Monday night in Chadbourn is finally out. Town manager Stevie Cox said fire fighters extinguished the final flames early Thursday morning. Full story...
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Officials concerned about impacts of Chadbourn fire

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videoWith most of the flames extinguished, emergency officials are starting to shift their attention to the surrounding environment. Full story...
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Strickland bond yet to be set

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Wednesday brought new information about a Tabor City teen with ties to Senator RC Soles. Full story...
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Chadbourn blaze now under control

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videoFirefighters worked through the night Monday to control a blaze in Columbus County. The fire started at the Ithaca Plant in Chadbourn and forced several neighbors from their homes. Full story...
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911 calls surrounding Senator Soles tell a familiar story

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videoThere are numerous 911 call records involving the home and office of Sen. R.C. Soles. Many of the stories we saw and heard on these reports and tapes are similar to ones we've heard before.

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Strickland allegedly violates house arrest, back in Columbus County jail

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Seventeen-year-old Allen Strickland is back in the Columbus County jail Tuesday morning after allegedly violating his electronic house arrest in Tabor City.

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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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