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Archive for January, 2010

What will be the lasting effect of R.C. Soles’ exit from North Carolina politics?

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

For Columbus County, the changing of the guard could prove catastrophic.

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Young artist shows creations don’t need deeper meaning to be enjoyed

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

By Amanda LucciStarNews Correspondent

Perched behind a table at Blue Moon Gift Shops on a Sunday afternoon, Jillian Boivin methodically swirled a bottle of acrylic paint over canvas, creating bright, bubbly replicas of some of the North Carolina coastline’s greatest treasures.But don’t get too trapped in the meaning behind Boivin’s tangled artwork.

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Timeline of R.C. Soles’ career

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

1968: Elected to N.C. House of Representatives, the first of four terms.July 1971: Soles arrested in Spring Lake, just outside Fort Bragg, after a 10-mile car chase. His car hit speeds of up to 115 mph in 45-mph zone, according to police report.1976: Elected to N.C. Senate; has served 17 terms.

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Soles’ legacy as a politician – warts and all – not likely to be matched

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Looking back over 42 years of public service, Sen. R.C. Soles, a 75-year-old Democrat, has had myriad political ups and downs.

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Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy indicted for drugs at N.C. home

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Associated Press

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jury has indicted a professional wrestler on several drug-related charges.The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that a Moore County grand jury returned the indictments for drug trafficking and possession with intent to sell against Jeff Hardy on Jan. 4

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