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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

“We at the Winston-Salem Police Department work with the community to create a high quality of life for every citizen.” This powerful slogan encapsulates a community-focused, service-minded law enforcement agency found deep in the heart of Forsyth County. “We stay involved because of the athletes,” explains Officer Claudia Morgan, co-director of the North Carolina Law […]

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Against The Odds – Special Olympics Wilkes County Athlete doesn’t let adversity get in her way

Michael Jordan once said: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Special Olympics Wilkes County Athlete, Christy Poteat, has spent her entire life figuring out just how to work around those […]

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Darren Southerland – 2017 Special Olympics NC November Athlete of the Month

Sometimes, the easiest way to make someone’s day is just to smile. When Darren Southerland walks into a room, everyone’s day gets a little brighter. In the nearly four decades that Southerland has been a Special Olympics athlete, he has tried almost every sport, participated in several fundraisers and competed at many state-level competitions. Yet […]

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Ride on! Special Olympics Cumberland County athlete creates lasting impact on community

It’s been said that horses can sense a person’s feelings. This sixth sense was evident with Cumberland County athlete, Steven Prescott from the first moment he sat in a saddle. There was an immediate connection with his horse, thanks in large part to Prescott’s gentle disposition. Prescott started his Special Olympics career with swimming, but […]

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