New desserts at McCombs and Co.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2011

FAITH ó McCombs and Co. has added Simply Divine Desserts at its location in Faith.
Owner Cindi Miller of China Grove takes pride in her made-from-scratch desserts using premium ingredients for handcrafted cheesecakes in over 40 flavors.
Popular requests made to order are the Original Divine, chocolate truffle, peanut butter chocolate chip and Key Lime cheesecake.
Cakes, brownies, bar cookies, mini cheesecakes, key lime bars and lemon bars are also available as single serving treats.
McCombs and Co. is serving in three additional locations ó Simply Good at 126 E. Innes St. in Salisbury, Variety Produce on Main Street in Rockwell and A & L Mini Mart on Main Street in Faith.
Deliveries are made twice a week to ensure freshness. McCombs is famous for homemade pimento cheese (using five different cheeses), jalapeŇo pimento cheese, chicken salad, egg salad, red slaw, chicken and dumplings and other seasonal specials.
McCombs and Co. and Simply Divine Desserts are located at 113 N. Main St. in Faith, between Faith Soda Shop and Tomís Hairport.
Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.
Stop by or call 704-279-9776.
Motorcycle boots maker plans move from Hillsborough to Salisbury
Cruiserworks, a maker of motorcycle boots, is now under the ownership of Sharp Capital Group LLC of Salisbury. Plans are to move operations from Hillsborough to Salisbury.
Bob Richter, formerly vice president of sales and marketing for Cruiserworks, will be general manager. Skip Wood is managing principal for Sharp Capital Group, a venture capital and private equity firm.
ěCruiserworks boots are trusted sidekicks to cruisers everywhere, and Sharp Capital brings the business acumen and financial strength to sustain a long-term commitment to complete customer satisfaction with every pair,î Wood said.
Plans are to relaunch the company with a full inventory of more than 1,700 pairs of boots on Aug. 8.
Weinbrenner USA, with more than a century of boot-making experience, has been chosen as the manufacturer for the new Cruiserworks Motorcycle Gear LLC. Contact the company through
New certified nurse midwife joins Novant group in China Grove
CHINA GROVE ó Residents of southern Rowan County have a new face in town for womenís healthcare.
Barbara Evans, a certified nurse midwife, will join Drs. Martin Allen, Puja Kalidas and Holly Stevens at Piedmont Womenís Healthcare South in June.
The practice, affiliated with Novant Medical Group, is located at 307 E. Thom St. in China Grove.
Evans obtained her masters in nursing degree from East Carolina University and will place a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, gynecologic and reproductive health.
In her role, she will perform comprehensive physical exams, prescribe medication including contraceptive methods, order laboratory and other diagnostic tests and provide health and wellness education and counseling.
To contact Piedmont Womenís Healthcare South in China Grove, call 704-855-7611.
Downtown Salisbury merchants holding Shop & Sip event June 10
Merchants in historic downtown Salisbury invite residents to the Shop & Sip event from 5 to 8 p.m. June 10, featuring hot summer deals and cool iced tea.
More than 25 stores and restaurants will stay open late offering specials, refreshments, entertainment and their favorite teas.
Lake Norman hospital holding seminar on heartburn, acid reflux
MOORESVILLE ó Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is hosting a seminar on TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) procedure for chronic heartburn and acid reflux Friday, June 10, at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center.
The public is invited to attend this free seminar with Dr. Peyton Davis, of Mooresville Surgical Associates, as the guest speaker.
Davis is the first surgeon in North Carolina to perform ěTIF,î and he will speak on this new, incisionless surgical procedure for gastroesophageal disease.
The seminar will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact the Senior Center, at 704-892-4041 to make your reservation.
Credit Union gets Freedom Award
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced State Employeesí Credit Union (SECU) of Raleigh is one of 15 recipients of the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given to employers for support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Freedom Award recipients distinguish themselves by going to extraordinary lengths to support their military employees. State Employees’ Credit Union stood out among a field of 4,049 nominations submitted.
The 2011 honorees will be recognized in Washington, D.C. at the 16th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Ceremony on Sept. 22.
Carolinas HealthCare adds hospital in Murphy
Murphy Medical Center and Carolinas HealthCare System announced they are entering into a management services agreement effective July 1.
Carolinas HealthCare System will manage Murphy Medical Center, and provide services related to quality, technology, research and education, strategic planning and operational efficiency.
Murphy Medical Center is a 57-bed acute care hospital, drawing patients primarily from Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties, and includes a 134-bed nursing home. It will continue to be governed by its current board. CHS will manage day-to-day operations.
Trade show for children with special needs
The Charlotte Motor Speedway will play host to the second annual Pediatric Special Needs Trade Show designed to provide resources to those who care for children with physical and developmental disabilities. The event is sponsored by Bayada Nurses and platinum co-sponsor Grin Kids.
The trade show is Friday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and family members, healthcare providers, teachers and anyone who has a special needs child in their lives are encouraged to attend.
Exhibitors representing hospitals, health and social service agencies, schools and businesses that work with special needs children will be on hand to distribute information. Children will enjoy the Kidsí Zone, complete with face painting, a silent auction, games, a magician and more.
Dr. Victoria Naumann will present the seminar, ěThe Disconnected Kid ó Who is He? Why is He Struggling?î at 11 a.m. Naumann is a partner with Brain Balance of Charlotte. Her presentation will focus on children with AD/HD, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing/ integration disorder, dyslexia, and other neurobehavioral difficulties facing children.
Humane Society, Stitchiní Post team up
The Humane Society of Rowan County benefited from a fashion show event hosted by Stitchin Post Gifts on May 12.
The Stitchiní Post gave the Humane Society of Rowan County a $240 donation that will provides funding to treat sick and injured cats and dogs.
ěWeíre concerned about the staggering growing number of stray and abandoned pets. We will continue to support animal rescue efforts and encourage everyone to spay and neuter their petsî, said Pam Coffield, owner of the Stitchiní Post at 104 South Main St.
The Humane Society of Rowan County has arranged for spaying and neutering of nearly 7,000 cats and dogs in the past seven years. The group educates the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, and how to be provide responsible, humane animal care.
The Humane Society number is 704-636-5700 or email or visit
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