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Foot chase end in arrest

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Two men were taken into custody tonight after police got in a foot chase with apparent drug dealers. Police say they got a call about someone selling drugs in a motel room nearby

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Foot chase ends in two arrests

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Two men were taken into custody tonight after police got in a foot chase with apparent drug dealers. Police say they got a call about someone selling drugs in a motel room nearby

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Fit Minute: Join the party with Zumba

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — By now, many people have probably heard of Zumba. It’s a high-energy and super-fun dance workout full of moves with many origins. The mantra in many Zumba classes is just keep moving and have fun.

It sounds like a club and feels like a party. If you ask anybody who takes Zumba at the YMCA in Wilmington they’d say it’s pretty much both.

“This is a great crowd,” said Christi Goodson who’s been taking Zumba for about a year and a half.

“I felt like I was back in my early twenties dancing at the club,” said Wendy Joyner who’s been teaching Zumba for four years.

But, instead of hearing cheesy pickup lines or getting drinks spilled on you, you end up burning up to 1,000 calories in an hour.

“It really doesn’t feel like you’re working out but actually you’re getting an awesome workout,” Goodson said.

“The hour goes by so fast and you’re like, ‘Can I have more?'” Joyner said.

It’s called Zumba. The dance workout combines music, rhythms and moves from Latin, hip hop and ballroom dance. But, participants like Goodson and instructors like Joyner said you don’t need to be a dancer to keep up.

“I just think you need to come and try it out and I really think anybody can do it,” Goodson said.

“It’s OK. I’m here to teach you,” Joyner said.

Joyner teaches by starting slow and then speeding up.

“Start out with the basic steps and then you just gradually add a little bit of flavor to it so that people can know that they can make it their own,” Joyner said.

As participants put their own flavor into each dance, Joyner said they’re getting a lot out of it.

“I’ve seen a lot of weight loss. I’ve also seen a lot of confidence boosters,” Joyner said.

While Goodson doesn’t have the confidence yet to show off what she’s learned outside the exercise room, many other participants have shown off dances they’ve learned at clubs.

“Young girls will come up to me and say I’ve never danced before in my life and now I go to clubs and my friends will be like, ‘Where did you learn that move?’ And, they’ll say, ‘Zumba’,” Joyner said.

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McCrory: US could force NC to expand Medicaid

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory says new federal regulations could force North Carolina to expand Medicaid eligibility to more low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, despite being one of 26 Republican-led states to reject doing so.

McCrory spoke Monday at The Heritage Foundation, a Conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. He said the change could result in higher costs.

McCrory spokesman Ryan Tronovitch says the governor is referring to a regulation expanding the ability of hospitals to presumptively conclude some patients not already enrolled for federal assistance are likely to qualify, such as former foster care children and low-income women with breast or cervical cancer. Hospitals can then bill the government for the care of those patients for up to two months until a final determination is made.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Belville asks commissioners to hand over control of Brunswick River Park

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The park sits on River Road, across from Belville Elementary

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