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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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Columbus County teachers return to work thanks to stimulus funds

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videoThe halls are empty at the schools in Columbus County, but teachers are busy planning for their students return. Many of those teachers are back in the classroom thanks to federal stimulus money. Full story...
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R.C. Soles interview with WWAY

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videoWe have been trying for a month and a half to interview State Sen. R.C. Soles about some concerning allegations regarding his personal and financial relationships with young men in Tabor City. Friday, he sat down for an interview with us during an appearance in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Alleged Soles victim explains why he didn't come forward sooner

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videoMany people in the community have been telling us for months that the behavior with Sen. R.C. Soles and various young men in Columbus County has been happening for a long time. Today, we are taking a look at why there is no official action has been taken to date.

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State Bureau of Investigation investigating claims against Soles

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videoThe case involving R.C. Soles is being handed over to the State Bureau of Investigation. Tabor City police said that as a result of our story last night, they have turned over all of their files involving the Senator and his often contentious dealings with young clients to the SBI. Full story...
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Fatal shooting in Columbus County points to growing gang violence

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videoThere is evidence of growing gang violence in Columbus County. The sheriff's department has a line on several suspects in a fatal shooting over the weekend. It happened in the parking lot of an un-licensed club just south of the Boardman community. Full story...
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