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Car event to benefit firefighters hurt in Fiberon incident

An event in Locust Sunday looks to benefit firefighters injured in a fire which took place recently at a local manufacturing plant.

Highway 55 Burgers will host a Cars and Coffee event 8-11 a.m. to benefit two Albemarle firefighters who were injured in a fire at the Fiberon plant in New London.

The car show will feature an all-inclusive competition of imports, domestic cars and motorcycles at $10 per vehicle. All proceeds will go to the injured firefighters.

Spectators will be admitted free and plans are underway to include a pancake breakfast for the show as well.

From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, 10 percent of all sales at Hwy. 55 Burgers locations in Albemarle and Locust will also go to the fundraiser.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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