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March 23, 2017
Two black belts and six higher ranks awarded

SILER CITY, N.C. — Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — Two martial arts students were awarded black belts and six current black belts received higher ranks earlier this month when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly exams. All belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, […]

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February 23, 2015
Pittsboro martial artist awarded black belt

SILER CITY, N.C. — Monday, February 23, 2015 — Marissa Spencer of Pittsboro was awarded a black belt earlier this winter when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly examinations. Her belt and certificate were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, who owns the Tae Kwon Do school […]

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December 10, 2014
Six martial artists awarded black belts; Rachel Spoon receives Third Dan rank

SILER CITY, N.C. — Wednesday, December 10, 2014 —Rachel Spoon of Pittsboro was awarded a third-degree black belt and five other students received first-degree black belts from South Eastern Karate Association when the school held its quarterly examinations earlier this fall. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, […]

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July 27, 2014
In Memory of J. Willard Ellington father of Mr. Mark Ellington

SILER CITY, N.C. — Sunday, July 27, 2014 — We are very sad to report that J. Willard Ellington — father of Liberty School Head Instructor Mark Ellington and grandfather of fellow black belt Zack Ellington — passed away yesterday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Visitation will be Monday, July 28, from 6 to […]

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July 18, 2014
Three young martial artists awarded black belts

SILER CITY, N.C. — Friday, July 18, 2014 —Carson Whitehead of Ramseur, Sammy Blanton of Bear Creek and Justin Brower of Pittsboro were awarded black belts last month when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly examinations. Each received the rank of First Dan Junior, a first-degree black belt designation for students under the age […]

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March 28, 2014
Four Chatham martial artists awarded junior black belts

SILER CITY, N.C. — Friday, March 28, 2014 —Four martial artists, including two brothers, were awarded junior black belts in March when South Eastern Karate Association held its quarterly promotion exam. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, who owns the school and has been […]

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August 9, 2013
Black belt ranks awarded to five Chatham martial artists

SILER CITY, N.C. — Friday, August 9, 2013 —In a ceremony showcasing students' wide range of age and experience, five martial artists training with South Eastern Karate Association received black belt ranks earlier this summer. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, who owns the […]

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May 27, 2013
The Family That Trains Together .... Dad, Mom and children are all martial artists

SILER CITY, N.C. — Monday, May 27, 2013 —In a sports culture dominated by youth teams, there aren't too many physical activities that families can do together. Martial arts is a notable exception, and the Adkins family proves the point. The entire family files into South Eastern Karate Association every Tuesday and Thursday night to […]

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January 4, 2013
Two martial artists from Liberty awarded black belts in ceremony

SILER CITY, N.C. — Friday, January 4, 2013 — Jonathan Bray and Cameron Fraley, martial artists from Liberty and training at the South Eastern Karate Association school in their hometown, were awarded black belts in a ceremony held last month. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or […]

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June 13, 2012
Black Belt reunion celebrates karate school's 30th anniversary

SILER CITY, N.C. — Wednesday, June 13, 2012—Martial artists poured into Siler City in May for a black belt reunion commemorating the 30th anniversary of South Eastern Karate Association. About 90 people attended a casual afternoon celebration, which featured reminiscences from guests, photo and video displays showing the school's history and a demonstration by black […]

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