COLUMUBS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Former State Senator R.C. Soles is scheduled to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
"I was very surprised when I heard I was getting it and I'm very honored. It was bestowed by former Governor Perdue." Said Soles.
Soles tells us, his former colleagues pushed Perdue for the honor.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the highest honors someone can receive from the governor.
"I guess, I'd say the past is the past and I'm doing my best to live a good life and become a productive citizen." Said Soles.