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Archive for September, 2009

Investigations of Sen. R.C. Soles prompt man’s run for public office

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Harold “Butch” Pope, a defense attorney in Whiteville, says he decided to run against Rex Gore next year after seeing how the five-term district attorney handled the cases of state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus.

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Strickland allegedly violates house arrest, back in Columbus County jail

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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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.

Strickland figures prominently in the case involving State Senator RC Soles. He was on house arrest after being charged with setting fire to the house that Soles built for him and with allegedly leading a Tabor City Police officer on a high-speed chase.

Sources told NewsChannel 3 that Strickland was in the area near Soles’ home when he was sent back to jail this time.

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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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Two women find themselves in federal prison after December drug bust

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Two Wilmington women arrested during a drug bust last year will spend time behind bars in federal prison.

Ashley Ricks, a UNCW student will serve six years. Kathryn Williams will serve five.

In December, police found 2,200 tablets of ecstasy, 18 pounds of marijuana, 11 guns, $28,000 in cash, and several laptops in an early morning raid of their apartment on Lennon Drive.

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Two Wilmington women arrested during a drug bust last year will spend time behind bars in federal prison.

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2 Wilmington men arrested in downtown home invasion, armed robbery

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Two Wilmington men were arrested on a string of charges shortly after a home invasion and armed robbery Monday night.

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Teen with ties to Sen. R.C. Soles back in jail

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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The Fayetteville Observer reported Tuesday that officers caught Allen Strickland near the Tabor City home of Sen. R.C. Soles, the 74-year-old Democrat who has been a benefactor to the boy.

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