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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 NC on Capitol Hill

SONC is being represented Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., along with US Programs from all over the USA in meetings with Congressional delegations to thank them for support of Special Olympics health and education initiatives.  Special Olympics Athletes Kristine Hughes of Cary and Natalie Robins of Wilmington are leading the NC group along […]

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Living SOfit – Davidson County Athlete Makes Health a Priority

Every Thursday night, you can find a group of Special Olympics Davidson County athletes working together on an important aspect of being an athlete—their health. Five months ago, Davidson County athlete Brian Goins heard about a new health program, called SOfit, that would help athletes focus on health and wellness. After learning more, he decided […]

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