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January 19, 2013 

Police

MYRTLE BEACH

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A shoplifter robbed a Myrtle Beach store of T-shirts Friday evening, according to a report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Officers responded to the Express Convenience Store on Mr. Joe White Avenue around 6 p.m. where they were told by the complainant that a male wearing dark clothing had snatched six packages of T-shirts, worth about $6, then fled from the store, the report said. He said he followed the suspect through an alley behind the store and saw him drop four of the six packages of shirts, which he returned to the store.

Police were able to view the suspect on the store’s surveillance system, the report said.

CONWAY

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Cynthia Storer, a Coastal Carolina University lecturer who formerly worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, was invited to visit the Sundance Film Festival through Wednesday to attend the premiere of a film in which she appears, according to a news release from CCU.

Storer, who worked as a CIA analyst for 20 years, is interviewed in the HBO documentary “Manhunt,” based on Peter Bergen’s book about the search for Osama Bin Laden and the war on terror. “Manhunt” will air on the HBO network later this year after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival Sunday.

Storer was part of a group of CIA women, called “the Sisterhood” in the book and the film, who dedicated their lives to the fight against al-Qaida and the possible consequences of terrorism in this country. Storer developed a model called the “Ziggurat of Zealotry” that arrays Islamists in a hierarchical fashion in terms of their radicalization. In 2006, the New York Times named the Ziggurat one of the best 20 new ideas of the year.

Storer is a lecturer for CCU’s new intelligence and national security degree program in the Department of Politics and Geography.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

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The Spanish Galleon in North Myrtle Beach will showcase shagging competitions on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26.

The 30th National Shag Dance Championships will feature local and regional personalities in the 7th “Shagging with the Stars” on Friday. Heather Biance of WMBF News, Debbie Conner of Coastal Carolina University and North Myrtle Beach High School Head Football Coach Perry Wollbright are among the scheduled participants.

College couples from Clemson, East Carolina and Elon will compete for the 3rd “Collegiate Shag Dance Championships” on Saturday.

Preliminaries begin at 8 p.m. with exhibits from this year’s finals contestants. The competition starts at 8:30 each night.

Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets can be bought at the door for $20. Profits go to the “Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship.” More than $77,000 has been awarded in scholarship money.

CONWAY

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Ethical issues related to the Confederate flag will be discussed Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Coastal Carolina University as part of its Java Jabber series, sponsored by The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values.

It will be moderated by philosophy professor Preston McKever-Floyd. History professor Maggi Morehouse, Ken Thrasher of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and The Sun News columnist Issac J. Bailey will are among the scheduled panelists.

It begins at 4:30 p.m. in Kimbel Library’s Bryan Information Commons.

From staff reports

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