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Powerlifting athlete takes center stage

Each time Micah Forrest of Durham steps on to the powerlifting stage, he pauses, looks up and whispers “this is for you, dad” before setting up for his lift. “It helps me concentrate on what I’m about to do. It helps me believe that I can do it,” explained Forrest. That concentration was especially important […]

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Local law enforcement officer selected to carry the Flame of Hope as part of Final Leg Torch Run Team for 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Flame serves as beacon of inspiration to thousands during Law Enforcement Torch Run to Abu Dhabi, UAE  Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce that Officer Phillip Smith of the Chapel Hill Police Department has been selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team, serving as a Guardian of the Flame® as he […]

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Law enforcement officers will relay the torch across the state to Raleigh by June 1  Raleigh, NC – Law enforcement officers throughout North Carolina will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the state this spring to light the cauldron at the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremony June 1 […]

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2018 SONC Local Spring Games Calendar

Local Program Date Start Time Location Rain Date Alamance April 20 9:00 a.m. Elon University 50 Campus Drive, Elon April 27 Alexander May 11 9:00 a.m. Alexander Central High School 244 School Drive, Taylorsville May 11 (indoors) Alleghany May 4 9:00 a.m. Wilkes Central High School 1179 Moravian Falls Rd., Wilkesboro TBA Anson May 4 […]

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2017 awards announced by Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) presented seven 2017 state-level awards honoring outstanding individuals, companies and organizations that support Special Olympics in North Carolina, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.  The following individuals and companies received recognition for their commitment and dedication to Special Olympics during the past year: Athlete of […]

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North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics honors outstanding individuals and agencies with awards

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented state-level awards to outstanding individuals and law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics in North Carolina at the 2018 Torch Run conference in Atlantic Beach, according to Claudia Morgan, co-director of the Torch Run and officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department.     Law […]

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North Carolina athletes excel at Special Olympics regional competitions

Special Olympics North Carolina athletes have excelled at multiple regional competition opportunities. Mecklenburg County athletes showed off their skills at the 2018 Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational in Virginia, January 11-13. Kara Diachenko – Silver medal Kevin Olin – Silver medal Steven Burger – Bronze medal Athletes from McDowell County were very successful at the 2018 Southeast Powerlifting […]

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