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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Website encourages victims of R.C. Soles to come forward

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videoA new website www.rcsolesboys.com is encouraging anyone claiming to be molested by former State Senator R.C. Soles to come forward with their story. Full story...
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Tabor City man charged with kidnapping, raping child

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Police charged 49-year-old Calvin Sherwood Watts with kidnapping, rape and three counts of sexual offense. They say the charges stem from an incident involving an 11-year-old girl Saturday night or Sunday morning. Full story...
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SBI investigation of Sen. R.C. Soles - Day 687

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It's been 687 days since the SBI began investigating former State Sen. R.C. Soles for sexual misconduct. The investigation began in August 2009 when Stacey Scott alleged that Soles had molested him. This past weekend, a local newspaper published an in-depth report that claims Soles has molested at least five men. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Uncle forgives man charged with grandmother's murder

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video Betty Smith Pace, 75, was known as a loving and prideful woman by friends and family. She raised her grandson, Jesse Pace, who is now accused of her murder. Full story...
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DA Jon David looking for info in Soles investigation

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It's been nearly two years after an WWAY's reporting led to a SBI investigation into then-Sen. R.C. Soles. Now the District Attorney in Columbus County says his office is still looking into the case. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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Man arrested for Tabor City murder

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Police arrested a man wanted for a shooting death in broad daylight in Tabor City. Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says Albert Henry, 34, is in custody and charged with second degree murder. Henry was arrested around 7:30 Thursday night with the assistance of the SBI. Full story...
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Man dead after morning shooting in Tabor City

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A man is dead after being shot on a Tabor City street in broad daylight. Full story...
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Attorney: Soles paid off Blackburn after shooting

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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. Full story...
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East Columbus wins state high school baseball championship

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Shortstop Derrick Bracey had two hits and two RBI to lead East Columbus to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over South Stanly Saturday night in the final game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A baseball championship series. Full story...
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