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Special Olympics North Carolina Names 2017 Coordinator of the Year

Lisa Carroll of Claremont in Catawba County was named the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinator of the Year, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Carroll received the award during the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Leadership Conference, held at Davidson College in Davidson on July 20, in recognition of […]

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Buncombe County powerlifter and coach form inseparable bond

After seven months of training together, Special Olympics Buncombe County powerlifter Matt Paoletti and his coach Joe Brown have formed a remarkable friendship. Since starting powerlifting in 2011, 28-year-old Paoletti has competed in several local and state-level Special Olympics powerlifting competitions. But, this year with Brown’s help, Paoletti entered Summer Games in the strongest and […]

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MVCI makes a big impact on the community

Mountain View Correctional Institution in Avery County may be a small facility, but employees are making a big impact on the community thanks to fundraising for North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Spurred by new leadership from Department of Public Safety employees Peggy Dale and Brooke Peterson, Mountain View Correctional Institution (MVCI), […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina athletes & partners excel at 2017 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship

Four Special Olympics North Carolina golf athletes and two Unified Partners competed in the 2017 SONA Golf Championship June 26 – 28 at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond, Washington, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. A field of more than 230 golfers from programs across the United States and […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinator for Moore County

Donna Page of Carthage, NC has been named the co-coordinator for Special Olympics Moore County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Page will assist fellow co-coordinator Melinda Ransdell in carrying out Special Olympics activities within Moore County and help provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness […]

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2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games results released

The 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games concluded June 4 in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs ending a weekend of competition for nearly 1,900 athletes from across the state in athletics, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, swimming and volleyball, according to Keith L. Fishburne, President/CEO of SONC. EDITORS NOTE: Results for your coverage area can be […]

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