Business roundup: Two wines from Cauble Creek earn Mid-Atlantic honors
SALISBURY — Two wines from Cauble Creek Vineyard received medals at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition, which is held each year as a part of the Dixie Classic Fair.
Sweet Anita, a sweet Carlos wine, earned a gold medal in the Muscadine category. Phyllis Ann, a semi-dry Carlos wine, earned a silver medal in the same category.
Visitors to the Dixie Classic Fair on Tuesday night will have the opportunity to taste and purchase Cauble Creek Vineyard wines.
Cauble Creek Vineyard LLC is an estate vineyard located on 36 acres in western Rowan County. The company produces a variety of wines and offers a line of Cauble Creek Vineyard food products that are all made in North Carolina.
The vineyard is now offering Pick Your Own Muscadines for sale. Cauble Creek Vineyard is located at 700 Cauble Farm Road and is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For the month of October, Cauble Creek Vineyard has added additional Pick Your Own hours: Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Visit www.CaubleCreekVineyard.com to learn more.
New chief nursing officer at hospital
SALISBURY — Novant Health Rowan Medical Center has named Cora M. Greene new senior director and chief nursing officer.
Greene succeeds Katrina King as chief nursing officer. Greene has been serving as the interim since April and has been in leadership at Novant Rowan for 20 years.
“I’m delighted to welcome Cora to this role. Her experience coupled with her passion is going to benefit our patients and our community,” Hospital President Dari Caldwell said.
Greene received her bachelor of science in nursing and masters of science in nursing from the University of Colorado. She served as a captain in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, last serving at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga. In 1993, she came to work at Rowan Memorial Hospital as a nurse manager.
Greene lives in Salisbury with husband, Bill, and their two children. She has served as a board member for the Family Crisis Council, Adolescent and Family Enrichment Council, Sacred Heart Catholic School and the Rowan County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
She serves as a board member for the ARC of Rowan and Prevent Child Abuse Rowan. She is also a member of the Rowan County Child Fatality Team and is a regular volunteer at the United Way Day of Caring.
As nurse manager, Greene helped renovate and coordinate projects for women’s and children’s health services and has contributed to community health education programs.
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is implementing new iris-scanning technology to ensure accurate medical records.
Novant Health has invested $1.1 million to equip all of its hospitals with RightPatient, a biometric patient identification system that uses iris-scanning for updating and accessing patient records.
Current methods of identification require patients to present a driver’s license, insurance card or other form of identification, which can present a problem if patients have similar names. With an iris scan, this risk is virtually eliminated. RightPatient also protects against medical record identity theft.
Iris scans can be used on unconscious patients who lack ID or on patients who find communication difficult due to a language barrier. The hospital has 14 iris scanners.
When patients arrive at Novant Rowan, they will be asked if they wish to enroll in the program. If they agree, they will have their photo taken with a high-resolution digital camera.
The image will then be scanned for the iris pattern and stored. When a patient returns to the hospital, their picture will be taken again and the iris patterns confirmed by computer. The hospital has bought 14 iris scanners.
Iris scanning is considered one of the most accurate methods of biometric identification and does not require contact with the patient’s eye.
Leazer retiring from Central Carolina Insurance
After 26 years of service, Rita Leazer will retire from Central Carolina Insurance.
Leazer worked as a commercial account manager in the agency’s Salisbury office and worked for over 14 years in the Mooresville office.
Since joining Central Carolina Insurance in the late ’80s, Leazer has witnessed the transition from hand rating and typing policies to issuing policies via company websites.
In that time she also earned the Certified Professional Service Representative designation, a nationally recognized award in the insurance industry.
Leazer and her husband of 42 years, Terry, have a married daughter, Elizabeth.
Go Deliveries and Carryout now open on US 601
Go Deliveries and Carryout is now open at 5550 U.S. 601 in Salisbury.
You can dine in or carry out from the drive through / walkup window. Deliveries (when available) and catering for parties of all sizes are also offered.
Go Deliveries opened in August and offers sandwiches and meal platters.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, any customer wearing pink gets 10 percent off the meal total.
On Sundays, if you show your church bulletin you get a special discount
Wednesdays offer seniors a discount of 15 percent on each senior meal purchased.
Thursday is kids day, with those 12 and under eating for $2 between 5-7 p.m.
College students get a discount daily with current/valid ID.
Call 704-859-4444 for more information.
Carolina Farm Credit adds director in recent elections
Robert H. Knox III of Rowan County was named to the 2014 nominating committee for Carolina Farm Credit.
Others on the nominating committee are Donald R. Smart, Haywood County; Kevin E. Lutz, Lincoln County; Jack F. Shore, Yadkin County; Charles “Clifford” Elliott, Randolph County; and Sam. I. Kiser, Jr., Alamance County.
After receiving 523 ballots, new members elected to serve a five-year term are Joseph A. Lail of Cleveland County and E. Bernard Beck of Randolph County.
On Oct. 23, the board will hold an organizational meeting to appoint committee members and elect the chairman and vice-chairman.
‘Scary Face’ pancakes available at IHop on Oct. 31
And as a special Halloween treat, on Oct. 31, participating IHop restaurants will offer children 12 and under a “Scary Face” pancake free — and that’s no trick!
Children 12 and under can order a “Scary Face” pancake and be able to make it as scary — or funny — as they want. It includes a whipped topping mouth, glazed strawberry nose, mini-Oreo cookies for eyes and eight pieces of candy corn for teeth.
UNCC’s NC Research Campus division expanding
KANNAPOLIS — The UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research Services Division at the N.C. Research Campus is expanding.
Directed by Dr. Cory Brouwer, the program plans a 1,200-square-foot addition to its 3,000-square-foot office space in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building.
The UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics team supports research on and off campus spanning every facet of bioinformatics.
“We do everything from plant pathway analysis to working with clinical data from campus partners and various hospitals to the emerging field of metagenomics, which is looking at the bacteria that live around us,” Brouwer said. “We are quite diverse.”
The team includes seven PhD-level researchers and administrative staffers, as well as graduate students and interns. Brouwer said he plans to hire a new research associate and a second information technology person for programming and help in maintaining the team’s computational cluster.
Clyde Higgs, vice president of business development for the Research Campus, said the expansion is significant.
“We have speculative, ready-to-go lab space leasing, a medical office building that just opened and new construction starting next year,” Higgs said. “UNC Charlotte expanding its presence is further proof that momentum is building on campus and that our partners are finding a need to build their programs to meet the demand for their expertise.”
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