Retail Notes

Richard and Jane Carter recently purchased Ye Olde Mantel, a two-story mall of antique and retro furniture, décor, accessories and vintage collectibles at 106 N. Broad St., Mooresville.

The mall is in a historic 150-year-old building that retains most of its original architecture. Ye Olde Mantel houses about 15 dealers. Its upstairs art gallery exhibits the works of Mooresville artist Ed Collins.

The Carters also own American Classic Antiques, an antique mall with about 30 local dealers just off Main Street across from the downtown Mooresville post office.

Ye Olde Mantel: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 704-663-3377.

American Classic Antiques: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 704-230-4385;

Businesses are invited to participate in the Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club Holiday Food Drive by letting the club place a small box at their offices to collect donations of nonperishable foods, including pasta, rice, beans and cereal.

Lions volunteers will check the boxes every two weeks through Dec. 20, then deliver the food to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Details: 704-962-7576.

Dr. Katherine Weeks recently opened Primary Associates of Byers Creek at 128 Argus Lane, Suite G, Mooresville.

Weeks is board-certified in family medicine. She attended medical school at East Carolina University in Greenville and completed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays.

Details/appointments: 704-663-1440.

Dianne Eckert of Concord has been named Charlotte Motor Speedway's 2010 Salesperson of the Year after securing numerous accounts this year and increasing her business by 135percent.

As part of her award, Eckert will attend the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship banquet in Las Vegas with her husband, Timothy.

Owners Jon and Sandy Michel of Bio-Dry, a sustainable waterless concrete cleaner, raised $200 through a Nov. 13 fundraiser at their Huntersville home for The Bin, a nonprofit that accepts donations of furniture, appliances, beds and household items and distributes them to local families in need.