Retail Notes

Artworks on Main, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville, is scheduled to close Friday with the retirement of its owners, Roger and Suzanne Hicks of Cornelius.

Artworks on Main has operated downtown since 2007. It showed traditional and contemporary art and offered classes, art supplies and artist booths. It was a staple on downtown's monthly art crawl.

The business has been selling art supplies at 75percent off. Details: 704-664-2414;

The learning center at 3130 N.C. 16 N., Denver, changed its name from NewPoint Learning Center to Mentaur Learning Center effective Jan. 1.

Owner Ginny Wirzbicki said the change was part of a transition from being a member of a franchise to being independently owned.

Mentaur is also expanding its services and restructuring its pricing, she said. The center serves students in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Iredell and Mecklenburg counties.

Its services will include one-on-one subject tutoring, study groups, homework help, college exam preparation (SAT and ACT) and college planning, Wirzbicki said. Workshops will be offered in such subjects as study skills, grammar and writing.

Details: Wirzbicki at 704-489-4888.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, off Interstate 77 Exit 33 in Mooresville, has begun a program called WellnessWorksI to help local businesses and industries with their employee health care needs, especially controlling costs associated with workers' compensation.

The hospital has established a physician panel of general practitioners and physician specialists to help the local workforce become healthier and more productive, said Justin Seay, the hospital's WellnessWorks corporate health consultant. Enrollment is free.

Details: Seay, 704-660-4549 (office) or 803-984-7614 (mobile).

Gifts and Garden by Angela, 9 Union St. N., Concord, is bringing out garden and spring merchandise as it arrives this month, including garden gloves, seeds, wind chimes and flower pots.

The store also has returned to its regular hours of 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.


Dr. Kimberley Drayton recently joined Primary Care Associates of Huntersville, 16630 Northcross Drive.

Drayton is a board-certified family medicine physician. Originally from New Jersey, she graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and earned her M.D. degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. She completed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.

Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays. All insurance plans are accepted, including Medicaid/Medicare. Walk-ins are welcome. Details: 704-766-2606.

Wealth management adviser Morris Bell recently opened the Bell Wealth Management branch office of Triune Capital Advisors LLC at 51 Union St. S., Suite 201, Concord.


McBryde Website Design and the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a free seminar, "Facebook 101," from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Reservations: 704-664-3898;

The R3 Center in Kannapolis is offering numerous free career development workshops and résumé clinics this month for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties.

Located at 200 West Ave., R3 is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers and those who are unemployed or under-employed.

For a full lineup of courses and other details, visit or call 704-216-7201.

Members of the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary celebrated the holidays by giving back to local police departments.

At their annual holiday celebration in December, auxiliary members contributed new stuffed animals to representatives of the Mooresville, Davidson and Cornelius police departments to be used as needed for children the officers encounter.