Election 2008: Former reporter takes on 40-year General Assembly vet
In this N.C. Senate race, the Republican candidate is a retired Star-News reporter, and the Democrat is the longest-serving member of the N.C. General Assembly.<br>Sen. R.C. Soles believes his 40 years of experience helps him, but Bettie Fennell thinks her newcomer status will give her an edge in the election.
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