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Notable News — 10-26-12

Pfc. Ashe completes Army training regimen
Army National Guard Pfc. Patrick R. Ashe has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.
During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order.
Ashe is the son of Ray and Joanne Ashe of Tennessee Trail in Lincolnton.
He is a 2006 graduate of North Gaston High School in Dallas. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Gaston College, Dallas.

Andrews on March of Dimes Youth Council
Lincolnton High School recently announced the appointment of Nate Andrews to the March of Dimes North Carolina Youth Council for the 2012-2013 school year.

The N.C. Youth Council is comprised of select students who are committed to promoting, supporting and implementing youth leadership development initiatives for the March of Dimes organization. These students were carefully screened and selected for their commitment to bringing the March of Dimes mission to students and faculty on their local campuses. A total of 46 students were appointed to this year’s council, representing various counties throughout North Carolina.

The purpose of the council is to assist the March of Dimes in the design and implementation of programs targeted to the youth population, including “March for Babies” and “Prematurity Awareness Month,” a national initiative which takes place in November of each year. Youth Council members work closely with other volunteers and professional staff at the March of Dimes chapter, regional and North Carolina offices to provide leadership and assistance in these programs. In addition, council members will be involved with North Carolina service partners, advocacy and health education initiatives.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and infant health.

Amico named regional ‘mover and shaker’
Denver businessman recognized as 2012 “Charlotte Mover and Shaker” by Business Leader Media

Lou Amico, president of L.A. Management Company, a strategic marketing firm specializing in website development, online marketing, social-media management and video production, has been honored as a 2012 “Charlotte Mover and Shaker” by Business Leader Media. Recipients of this honor must demonstrate significant impacts in their organizations, respective industries and the community.

Amico has led Denver-based L.A. Management Company to double-digit growth each year and is recognized as an expert in the field of Internet marketing. He is also actively involved in professional and community organizations.

“Lou is a great leader and community servant willing to donate his time and talents whenever he can,” said Joe Zammit, L.A. Management Company’s vice president and multimedia specialist, in a press release. “He’s built a high-morale company with almost no turnover, which says a lot as a place to work and do business with.”

This is Amico’s second “Mover and Shaker” recognition, after being named to this category in 2009. He was also selected as one of the “Top 50 Entrepreneurs” in Charlotte in 2010, and, last year, his company was ranked 54th in Business Leader’s “Top 100 Small Businesses” in North Carolina.

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