From left, Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, Boone Police Dept. Capt. Andy LeBeau,
Special Olympics athlete T'juana James and Boone Police officer Jake Harkey during the lighting
of the official Special Olympics North Carolina cauldron during the opening ceremonies of the
36th annual SONC Alpine Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain Sunday afternoon. James is a
Special Olympics athlete from Pasquotank County who competes in both alpine sports and
weightlifting. Officer Harkey is a Special Olympics Team USA coach who traveled to South Korea
this past summer to participate in the world games.