South Charlotte

People and notes of interest, Dec. 14-20, 2-16: Ballantyne, Cornelius, Cotswold, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Mooresville and Pineville

Volunteer Jerry Deaton, auxiliary vice president, volunteer Sonja Bass, and Leigh Whitfield, director of marketing and public relations for Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Volunteer Jerry Deaton, auxiliary vice president, volunteer Sonja Bass, and Leigh Whitfield, director of marketing and public relations for Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

Charlotte Rescue Mission

Coats needed: Charlotte Rescue Mission faces a shortage of men’s coats to get through the winter. They are counting on the community to provide new and gently used coats for all the men they will serve throughout the coldest months of the year.

“Many of our residents arrive with just the clothes on their backs- and that isn’t sufficient when the weather turns cold,” says Megan Lepore, Communications and Events Specialist. “A warm coat is one tangible way to show the men here how much their community cares. Having a warm coat and a warm bed, instead of facing the elements, is the first step for many of our residents as they begin their recovery.”

Coats are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. There is a need for all sizes, but especially Large, XL and XXL. They can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by following the signs marked “donations” at Charlotte Rescue Mission, Cedar and West First Street, diagonally opposite the Panthers Practice Fields in Charlotte.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

Volunteers: In recognition of the Volunteer Auxiliary’s 50 years of service, volunteer Sonja Bass painted and presented, on behalf of each member of the auxiliary, a painting she did highlighting each member’s name. Jerry Deaton, auxiliary vice president assisted with the presentation to Leigh Whitfield, director of marketing and public relations for the hospital, who accepted the painting on behalf of the staff and administration of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Honored: Julie McClain, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, has been recognized by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center for the prestigious DAISY Foundation Award as the hospital’s DAISY Award recipient of the third quarter for 2016. The DAISY Foundation’s goal is recognition for the efforts of extraordinary nurses.

Charitable Giving Program: The Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has named the 2016 recipients of their Charitable Giving Program. Five area organizations were chosen for the valuable services each provides for people in the greater Mooresville and Lake Norman area who are experiencing hardship or challenges in their daily lives.

The 201 recipients include HealthReach Community Clinic, The Christian Mission, Hope of Mooresville (HOMe), Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, and Child Advocates of Iredell and Alexander Counties (CAIAC). The Auxiliary honored these organizations at a luncheon at the hospital on Dec 5.

This is the ninth consecutive year for the hospital Auxiliary’s Charitable Giving program where the volunteers donate, through their fundraising efforts, thousands of dollars annually to community organizations. These community donations are in addition to the annual student scholarships given by the Auxiliary. For information about the Charitable Giving Program, or for any question regarding the hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary, call the Auxiliary office at 704-660-4112 or visit the hospital’s website,

January Senior Circle program: Vaccines and Screenings for Seniors, presented by Dr. Gabriel Fitton of Lake Norman Medical Associates, Family Medicine, Williamson Road, Mooresville will present Vaccines and Screenings For Seniors at the Senior Circle at 3-4 p.m. Jan. 4 in hospital classrooms A and B. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

Details:, or call Mitzie McCurdy, director of community outreach and Senior Circle, at 704-660- 4859, or email To register for a monthly program meeting, call 1-888- 99LNRMC (56762), and reserve your space.

Cancer support Group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosts a monthly Cancer Support Group that meets the second Tuesday of every month at 11:45 am. This group meets in hospital classrooms A & B. The date for the next Cancer Support Group is Jan. 10.

The Cancer Support Group is open to everyone, with no registration required, and provides education and support to cancer survivors and their families. A free lunch is served. For more information about the Cancer Support Group, contact Mitzie McCurdy, Director of Community Outreach and Senior Circle, at 704-660-4859, or email

American Heart Association’s joint Heartsaver CPR and Adult First-Aid training class: Both courses will be held Jan. 24. Heartsaver CPR will be from 2-5 p.m., and Adult First-Aid will be from 6-10 p.m .Training will take place in Room B at the hospital and will be open to the public. The courses can be taken together for $70 or individually. If taken individually, the Heartsaver CPR course is $50 and the Adult First-Aid course is $30.

For information and to register for the courses, call 1-888- 995-6762.

Stroke Support Group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosts a monthly Stroke Support Group that meets 1-3.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the War Memorial building, located at 220 N.Maple St., Mooresville. The next Stroke Support Group meets Jan. 5. The Stroke Support Group is a free program open to everyone and provides education and support to stroke victims and their families. Registration is not required. For information, call Mitzie McCurdy, director of Community Outreach and Senior Circle, at 704-660-4859, or email,


Church Watson Law: Attorney Seth Glazer, a partner, recently earned his board certification in the field of family law from the North Carolina State Bar. As a family law attorney, Glazer represents clients in cases of alimony, property division, divorce, child custody and child support. He strives to find equitable and fair solutions for each client.

The firm has offices in Cornelius and Charlotte.

Indian Trail, N.C.: Pack Pet Resort is now open in Indian Trail, offering the Southeast Charlotte area much-needed daycare, spa, training, and boarding services for both dogs and cats.

General Manager Dionne Reep oversees a complete, full-service pet resort experience, with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor play areas, superior suites for both canine and feline guests, and a luxury grooming salon. And, if the pet happens to need a little training Pack Pet Resort offers that service, too, in a climate-controlled training room.

“The Southeast Charlotte area had a real need for more pet resort service options,” said General Manager Dionne Reep. “We wanted to create an environment where both the pets and their parents could enjoy a clean, safe, relaxed, and nurturing space, whether for just a grooming appointment, care for the day, or a longer stay.”

Since the soft opening over Thanksgiving weekend, dogs and cats are already enjoying play time, grooming services, and socialization with the other guests and Pack staff. The pet resort, located one block off of Independence Blvd. in Indian Trail, includes a 13,000 sq. ft. building which sits on over three acres. In addition to spacious day care and boarding suites, the facility features hospital-grade no-skid floors in the indoor play and training rooms, and beautiful, fenced outdoor play yards with K9 artificial grass.

Pack Pet Resort: This new business in Indian Trail offers a pet resort experience with indoor and outdoor play areas, suites for canine and feline guests, and a grooming salon. Classes for bonding with pets are held in a climate-controlled room. Pack Pet Resort offers full-service dog boarding, cat boarding, grooming services and pet day camp.

Dionne Reep is the general manager of Pack Pet Resort, 101 Post Office Drive, Indian Trail. Info:, 704-839-0530 and

Moxie Cycling Co.: Charlotte-based Moxie Cycling Co.,, a cycling apparel company by and for women with moxie, is under new ownership. Brooke Wissler sold the business to Debra Amorde on Nov. 16. Moxie Cycling Company, where high performance meets high style in cycling apparel and accessories for women, was founded by Wissler in March 2011 after she identified a need in the marketplace. “Women should never have to sacrifice performance, comfort or style,” she says. Amorde was a Moxie Cycling Co. manager in Minnesota prior to her move and subsequent buy-out of the Charlotte-based company.

Lottery winner

Charlotte: Gregory Jones of Charlotte won $100,000 on a $5 Mega Bucks ticket. Jones purchased the ticket at the BP Food Mart on West Sugar Creek Road. After required state and federal withholdings, Jones received a check for $69,251.