Rite Aid opened its latest design prototype store Thursday at 614 Brawley School Road.
The "Customer World" design model includes expanded health and wellness features, an upgraded merchandise selection and a drive-through pharmacy.
Chick-fil-A at Interstate 77 Exit 36 will host a Spirit Night fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to benefit scholarships established at Lake Norman High School and Mooresville High School in memory of Danielle Liotta.
Liotta, 19, had just completed her first year at UNCChapel Hill when she died in a car wreck June 2, 2007. She was salutatorian of her 2006 graduating class at Lake Norman High and planned to major in biology and chemistry and attend medical school at UNC.
Her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Liotta, established a $20,000 scholarship in their daughter's memory at UNC.
As a thank-you, the Liottas will give two free Silly Bandz to each child or student who visits the restaurant that night.
Lincoln County Denver
Full-time professional potter Al Tillis moved his Tillis Pottery recently from downtown Mooresville to 3598 N.C. 16 N., in the Rock Springs Shopping Center.
Tillis makes decorative pottery, such as vases and bottles, and functional pottery including pitchers, lidded jars, cookie jars, batter bowls, mixing bowls and crocks. He also gives day and evening pottery lessons.
Mecklenburg County Huntersville
On Monday Birkdale Village plans to launch an online social media program called ShopStar.
ShopStar will offer daily, weekly and monthly perks and such interactive elements as polls and a shopping-focused forum on everything from books to upcoming movies.
ShopStar will incorporate the retail center's Facebook page and Twitter account.
Details: www.GoShopStar.com, beginning Monday.
Tickets are available for a sneak-peek benefit showing of "Sex and the City 2" at Birkdale Village on Wednesday.
Each $100 ticket covers admission to a pre-show cocktail party at Dressler's Restaurant in Birkdale Village. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Organizer Bruna Oliveira and her team raised about $30,000 at a 2008 premiere party for the first film. Those attending must be at least 21. Get tickets at Fresh Boutique, 813 Providence Road, Charlotte; Monkee's of Lake Norman, 624 Jetton St., Davidson; and Poppies, 16926 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville.