Retail Notes

Carolinas Veterinary Clinic, Grooming and Boarding, 10110 Northcross Center Court, Suite 100, Huntersville, will celebrate its opening with an open house noon-6 p.m. Saturday.

The clinic is in the Northcross Village shopping center, off Interstate 77 Exit 25 and N.C. 73 beside Petco, Marshalls and Panera Bread. The celebration will include tours of the hospital, a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. and free gifts for pets.

The clinic's owners are Drs. Alisha Fennell and Alycen Adams, each of whom has 10 years' experience in veterinary medicine. Each has practiced in the Charlotte area for five years.

The boarding facility part of the business is also veterinarian-owned and welcomes dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, rats and other animals. Details:

Chapman Cox, a retired lawyer and former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense, recently joined the McIntosh Law Firm of Davidson as a legal assistant consulting its lawyers on managing the firm's estate planning and probate practice.

Cox will also provide paralegal services in estate and trust administration to clients.

Cox, a Marine Corps officer, also served as assistant secretary of the Navy and assistant secretary of Defense. He is chairman of the Alliance Defense Fund and trustee of several private trusts.

In private law practice, he worked in the areas of trusts and estates in Colorado and California. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who also was an adjunct professor of wills and trusts at the University of Colorado Law School and managing partner of a multi-state law firm.

"While Chapman is not licensed as an attorney in North Carolina and will not represent clients, he brings specific experience and knowledge that will be beneficial to the firm and many of its clients," said Bob McIntosh, founder of McIntosh Law Firm.

Suzanne Meyer, president and founder of Mooresville-based Welcome Committee Inc., is one of 33 successful work-at-home moms featured in the newly released "Mogul Mom: How to Quit Your Job, Start Your Own Business and Join the Work-at-Home Mom Revolution," available in bookstores nationwide and on

The Birkdale Village retail center, off Interstate 77 Exit 25 in Huntersville, will host the 10th annual Huntersville Memorial Day Ceremony at 7 p.m. May 30.

A flag folding presentation by cadets from the North Mecklenburg High School Junior ROTC will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The ceremony will feature Mayor Jill Swain, Master of Ceremonies Ron Tucker, Huntersville Police Department's Honor Guard, American Legion Post 321, North Mecklenburg Community Chorus and Boy Scout Troop 19 of Huntersville Presbyterian Church. Chaplain Carl Yost of Community in Christ Lutheran Church will offer the invocation.

The speaker will be Marine Corps Capt. (Ret.) Lee Sargent of Davidson, a Vietnam veteran who served in combat in 1965 and earned the Bronze Star with Valor, a Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

Mountain State University, 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville, will host a seminar, "Leading Others and Connecting Through Communication," 2-3:30 p.m. May 25.

Leading the seminar will be Susan Rucker, leadership faculty member at the Mooresville campus.

Details: 704-664-3343, extension 2011.

Comfort Keepers, which provides in-home care to older adults, will host a free, three-part Caregiving Resource Seminar 1:30-3 p.m. May 10, 17 and 24 at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center, 18731 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Details or reservations: 704-987-2224;