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Veterans Day

Members of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Ducks team joined residents of Abernethy Laurels Retirement Home on Veterans Day to play BINGO and visit.  This was a great opportunity for our young people to show some support in the community.


The Ducks have adopted the County Home Road from Business  16 for the next 2 miles towards Hickory.  ‚Äč

Program Details

  • There is no fee associated with adopting a roadway.
  • There is a four year agreement between the NCDOT and the Adopt-A-Highway volunteer(s)
  • Adopted roadways have a minimum length of two miles.
  • The agreement requires a roadside litter cleanup four times a year or more often if needed.
  • A cleanup report is to be submitted after each cleanup.
    Filled bags of trash will be picked up by the NCDOT when requested through the cleanup report.
  • Cleanups involve both sides of the road within the adopted two-mile section of roadway.

Charity Chase

Charity Chase Half Marathon is a rewarding run for those up for the challenge.  Hickory is in the foothills of North Carolina and the race course winds around the city with elevation changes that will require some effort, you'll have run up and down the equivalent of a sixty-story building before you finish.  But don't be scared off!  We have participants that run/walk and runners as young as seven and as old as seventy.  There is something even more exciting about this race!

We now offer runners, who don't want to run a whole half marathon, a new option.  The first loop of our course is just over a 10K at about 6.5 miles.  We call this run Charity Chase Lite and we encourage new runners to sign up and become regular participants in the annual Charity Chase event.

Our Charity volunteer groups help make Charity Chase Half Marathon run smoothly. 


PO Box 223  
Claremont, NC 28610  


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