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Stacy Adams was born on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio in 1968. Stacy grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Chagrin Falls is a small rural town about 40 miles east of Cleveland. At the age of 8 years old Stacy got her first pony , and joined a 4-H horse club, called the Bainbridge Broncos. Stacy continued in 4-H and competed in the Geauga County Fair and other local horse shows until age 19.

Stacy also enjoyed playing the flute. She participated in both the concert band and marching band for Kenston High School until she graduated in 1986.

Growing up near Cleveland, Stacy discovered her love of all sports especially the Cleveland Browns football team. She has been a dedicated fan since age 11. Stacy hopes that sometime in her lifetime she will see the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians or Cleveland Cavaliars win a national championship.

After graduating from Kenston High School in 1986, Stacy attended Hollins College (now Hollins University) in Roanoke, Virginia. Hollins is a small womenís college set in beautiful Southwestern Virginia. It is a liberal Arts University with a nationally recognized equestrian team. She graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science.

After graduating from Hollins, Stacy attended Wake Forest University School of Law. Stacy worked at Wake Forestís Legal Clinic for the Elderly for a semester and also as a summer intern. Stacy prepared, wills, powers of attorney, living wills and health care powers of attorney. Stacy was also a member of the Public Interest Law Organization, and a Guardian Ad Litem Advocate for abused and neglected children.

In 1993 Stacy graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. She clerked with the law firm of White and Crumpler in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for a year. Stacy worked for Henson Law Firm in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1994 to 1995. Henson Law Firm is a personal injury firm that handles workers compensation, social security disability and all other types of personal injury claims in North and South Carolina.

In 1995 Stacy moved to Wadesboro, NC to work for attorney Henry T. Drake. Wadesboro is a small rural town one hour east of Charlotte. Henry Drake had a small general practice law office that handled all types of cases. Stacy was on the Court appointed list. She handled Criminal Defense, Child Support, Juvenile cases and,Abuse and Neglect cases. In addition to Court appointed cases, Stacy handled various civil cases including, divorces, child custody, personal injury, wills and other areas of general practice.

In 1995 Stacy met Don Adams. In 1997 Don was hired as the County Manager of Alleghany County. In 1998 Don and Stacy were married, and Stacy moved to Alleghany County. In 1998 Stacy was hired as an Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District. The 23rd Judicial District includes Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes and Yadkin Counties. Stacy prosecuted cases in all four counties in District Court and Superior Court in both Ashe and Alleghany counties.

Shortly after moving to Alleghany County, Stacy purchased an Appendix Quarter Horse. Stacy enjoys riding and working with the local youth thru 4-H. Stacy met her friend Donna Hash who had started a 4-H Horse Club for High School students. Stacy was a founding leader of the Alleghany County 4-H horse club called the Horse Whispers. The Horse Whispers is a 4-H club for kids of all ages who like horses. The club has monthly activities, an annual horse show and horse bowl competition.

Horse bowl is like quiz bowl where a team of 4 kids buzz in and answer questions about horses, breeds, equipment, events and anatomy. Alleghany 4-H horse clubs have competed in horse bowl for almost 15 years. This year we had 2 teams compete in the State Competition, a junior team (ages 9 to 13) and a senior team (ages 14 to 19). The Alleghany Senior team coached by Stacy Adams won the 2013 State Championship. The captain, Gretchen Huysman, was the high point individual senior in the State.

Stacy was invited to coach the North Carolina horse bowl team to compete at the Southeast Regional Competition and 2 National Competitions. On July 30, 2013 Stacy coached the North Carolina State Horse Bowl team that won the Southeast Regional 4-H Competition in Louisiana. In October the team will compete in Ohio at Quarter Horse Congress. In November the team will compete at the 4-H Eastern National Competition.

Stacy served on the Alleghany County Library Board for several years. Stacy currently serves on the Alleghany County Child Abuse Prevention and Fatality Teams.