Business roundup: Homegrown beef with no hormones, antibiotics on sale

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 3, 2012

SALISBURY — Burleson Farms offers all-natural beef for sale in Rowan County.
Lanny Burleson started raising cattle naturally three years ago after retiring from East Rowan High School, where he taught agriculture for 24 years.
While his family has raised cattle on a Stanly County farm since the 1950s, Burleson said he decided to try raising all-natural cattle with no hormones or antibiotics.
He sells the beef at Variety Produce in Rockwell, as well as online at
Burleson cattle eat grasses and hay grown on the family farm, and all beef is homegrown from birth to harvest.
“Our cattle are well cared for as they grow, free from the growth-enhancing antibiotics, added hormones, preservatives and animal by-products commonly used in commercial feed lots,” Burleson said.
Their diet is supplemented with small amounts of grain prior to processing to enhance the beef’s marbling and flavor, he said.
Burleson Farms cattle are guaranteed to be at least 50 percent Angus, crossbred with European breeds to gain hybrid vigor and efficiency while maintaining the tenderness and flavor of Angus beef, Burleson said.
Beef is sold in eighths, quarters or half sides. An eighth side of beef weighs between 50 and 60 pounds ($5.75 per pound), a quarter side between 100 and 125 pounds ($5.50 per pound) and a half side about 250 pounds ($5 per pound). Two adults typically eat a quarter side of beef per year. The beef is packaged, vacuum sealed, weighed and labeled according to the type of cut.
To learn more, email or call 704-239-3841.
Roseman opens Lymphedema Solutions Physical Therapy
SALISBURY — Pam Roseman has opened Lymphedema Solutions Physical Therapy Inc. at 322 Mocksville Ave.
Roseman has an advanced master’s of health science and a doctorate of physical therapy. She is also certified in manual therapy and as a lymphedema therapist. Roseman has 21 years of physical therapy experience.
Lymphedema is defined as an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues. Lymphedema can also be defined as swelling, which can manifest in the arms, legs, face or trunk.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 704-213-4952.
Saving Grace horses getting a free dewormer shipment
As a part of its platinum level sponsorship of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, Bimeda will ship boxes of Equimax dewormer to Saving Grace Farm in Salisbury.
All shipments will be sent in time for spring deworming. Generally, horses should be dewormed twice a year, usually in the spring and fall.
Saving Grace Farm serves the community by providing Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapeutic Horsemanship activities, serving people with special needs and at-risk youth.
The PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Program uses accreditation and licensing systems to improve equine-assisted activities and therapies.
For information on Saving Grace Farm, visit or call 704-638-2339. For more information on the program, visit
Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning honored for training hours
Trane’s Charlotte/Greensboro District Sales Office presented S.A. Sloop Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. with an award for 342 Technical/Business Training Hours in 2011.
This award goes annually to the Trane dealer with the most training hours within the district.
Terry Clendenin with Trane presented this award to Stanley and Brenda Sloop, owners of the business at 705 West Ryder Ave. in Landis on March 1.
S.A. Sloop is a Trane Comfort Specialist dealer, a distinction held by few Trane dealers nationwide. Only dealers that meet Trane standards and who demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction earn the designation.
Bank of the Carolinas no longer listed on Nasdaq exchange
MOCKSVILLE — Bank of the Carolinas Corp., the parent company of Bank of the Carolinas, announced its common stock will no longer be traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Trading of the company’s common stock is expected to be available for quotation on the OTC Pink market, commonly referred to as the “Pink Sheets.” The company also plans to pursue the quotation of its common stock on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Nasdaq rules require a minimum market value of $5 million.
The company chose not to appeal Nasdaq’s decision to suspend trading.
“Clearly we are disappointed that trading in our stock on Nasdaq has been suspended,” Stephen R. Talbert, president and chief executive officer of the company, said in a news release. “Due to market conditions, we are not in a position to satisfy Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements at this time. However, we remain committed to strengthening our company and focusing on the needs of our customers.”
The move is not expected to have any effect on the company’s operations or customers.
Bank of the Carolinas Corp. operates 10 banking offices, including ones in Cleveland,
Food Lion to pick up Energy Star award March 15 in Washington
SALISBURY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s with its 11th consecutive Energy Star award.
The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. Winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.
“We are honored to receive this ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award and are committed to being strong corporate citizens in the communities in which we operate,” said Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Delhaize America.
Award winners are selected from about 20,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.
Company representatives will receive the award on March 15 in Washington, D.C.
Concord, Landis, Lexington and Mocksville.
Reid-Hairston earns Biltmore Who’s Who honor for social work
SALISBURY — Velveeta Reid-Hairston, president and owner of Family Training and Assessment Services LLC, has been selected as a member of the Biltmore Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry for community social work and networking.
Reid-Hairston, who received her undergraduate degree from Livingstone College and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Norfolk State University, is a certified clinical sexual offender treatment specialist.
She is a contract trainer specialist and has experience in child welfare/foster care and adoption services. She founded the nonprofit The Shepherd’s Heart Ministry, which provides financial resource assistance to seniors, as well as empowerment opportunities/strategies to meet basic daily needs for survival.
She is employed with the Department of Health and Human Services-Division of Services for the Blind in Greensboro and is a member of Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. of Salisbury. She attends Jerusalem Baptist Church in East Spencer.
Reid-Hairston is also the administrative assistant to her husband, Tommy H. Hairston Sr., of Hairston Funeral Home Inc. She and her husband have four adult children and six grandchildren.
Kannapolis Gentiva Home Health office recognized for sales success
The Kannapolis Gentiva Home Health office, 297 East 22nd St., was selected as the national crew of the week for its sales success.
Employees were recognized on the national ring the bell call.
The week’s admissions were 132 percent of the weekly goal, tying a record weekly admissions set earlier in the month.
The office billed a record for revenue in the week, with a 52 percent gross margin year to date so far.
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