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Archive for December, 2009

Fancy footwork part of final exams at UNCW

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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It was a final exam involving some fancy footwork for some students at UNCW Thursday. Twenty-four students competed in an International Ballroom and Latin Dance competition for the final grade. It is the 17th year for the competition.

Professor John Bennett is a former international ballroom competitor. Students said Bennett taught them to love the dances.

“The meringue, because you can just ad lib a lot of stuff, it’s a pretty simple dance. You can throw your partner around and do all kinds of stuff so it’s pretty fun,” said Beau Sommersill.

In total, dancers performed seven dances including the Texas shuffle, foxtrot, and polka. The students were judged in several categories including form, timing, execution, and their ability to follow and lead.

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It was a final exam involving some fancy footwork for some students at UNCW Thursday. Twenty-four students competed in an International Ballroom and Latin Dance competition for the final grade.

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Grand jury recommends indictment for Sen. Soles

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

After hearing evidence from the State Bureau of Investigation, a Columbus County grand jury on Thursday found probable cause to consider indicting state Sen. R.C. Soles in an Aug. 23 shooting at his Tabor City home.

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Southport mayor seeks unity as he takes oath

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Every wooden bench was full Thursday night at the Southport Town Hall when the newly elected Mayor Robert Howard and new Alderman Ken Karn and Alderwoman Mary Ellen Poole took their oaths of office.Howard gave a speech aimed at rousing Southport to unity in tough times.

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With purchase in motion, developer hopes to rehab Nesbitt Courts

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

A developer who initially downplayed the role of his company in the purchase of Nesbitt Courts earlier this week said Thursday that the Caper Corporation is very interested in rehabilitating the property to provide affordable housing downtown.

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Bellamy Elementary School to recruit marrow donors

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Bellamy Elementary School will be recruiting bone marrow donors next week, spurred by the recent leukemia diagnosis of a first grade girl.“Our school is a family, and when there are issues in a family, you pull together to do what you can to try to make a difference,” assistant principal Krista Holland said.

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