From the August 24, 2009 Winston-Salem Journal:
TABOR CITY -- A sheriff says that North Carolina's longest-serving legislator has shot an intruder at his Tabor City home.
Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said that state Sen. R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two people who kicked in the front door yesterday.
Batten said that the intruder was taken to a hospital, though he did not know the extent of his injuries.