A fundraiser in Scotland County inspired some local volunteers to learn some new dance moves to help raise money for the arts. “Dancing with the Scotland County Stars” raised about $12,000 for the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast and for the Scotland County Arts Council. Eight couples competed for recognition, such as the People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Choice. The latter
went to UNCP professor Jonathan Drahos, director of the theater program, and his wife, Carolanne Marano, a choreographer. About 250 people paid for a buffet dinner and made bids in both silent and live auctions.