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Nonprofit Org. US Postage PAID Permit 216 Chapel Hill NC K na p p - S a n d e r S Bu i l d i n g Ca m p u S B ox 3330 C h a p e l h i l l , n C 27599-3330 w w w . s o g . u n c . e d u Printed on Recycled Paper of purchasing a central piece of waterfront property that it hopes to convert for public use. n Shelby attorney David R. Teddy, a partner in the firm of Teddy & Meekins, is the first recipient of the Professor John Rubin Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Indigent Defense Training Programs. The new award honors individuals who volunteer their time and effort to serve as trainers and who have done outstanding work on training programs for attorneys who represent indigent persons. Teddy earned a law degree from Campbell University School of Law. He is the current chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). See page 6 for more information about this award. n Catawba County participated in a program that pairs UNC- Chapel Hill MPA students with governments and community organizations. In 2009, a team of graduate students provided re- search on procedures for dealing with hazardous materials spills, and the students will return to Catawba County to assist with a pre- sentation of their findings to elected officials. To learn more about MPA research resources available to North Carolina communi- ties, contact faculty member Gordon Whitaker at 919.962.0427 or whitaker@sog.unc.edu. n Morehead City has been approved to receive $200,000 in grant funding from the NC Division of Water Resources toward its goal Submit news om your community for the next issue of Coates Connection to Faith M. ompson at fmthomps@sog.unc.edu or 919.962.8477. & NeWS NOTeS N O R T H C A R O L I N A CH A NGE SERVICE R EQUESTED

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