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Addison Eury named 2021 Miss Stanly County Fire Queen

After two years, Stanly County has a new fire queen.

Addison McKinley Eury, representing the West Stanly Fire Department, was crowned as the 2021 Miss Stanly County Fire Queen Saturday afternoon.

Competing in her first pageant ever, Eury said she was not expecting to win.

“This is amazing. I’m so excited to represent (Stanly) and do whatever they need me to do for our community,” Eury said.

The new queen said the other girls in the competition were so supportive of each other.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls.”

The pageant was nerve-wracking, Eury said. She said she was most worried about going blank in the question-and-answer part of the competition.

After describing her family’s tradition of having sparklers and fireworks every Fourth of July, her random question was how she defined the word success.

Eury said success was “finally when you set that goal and you fulfill all of those dreams.”

Hailey Clodfelter, representing Norwood Center Rural Fire Department, was first runner-up while Sarah Coble, representing Oakboro VFD, was named Miss Congeniality.

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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