Business roundup: New ownership at High Rock Boat & Ski Club

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2012

SALISBURY — The High Rock Boat & Ski Club will reopen next month under new ownership.
Tradd Burn and Jack Phillips, who owns Fat Jack’s at 120 Military Ave., have purchased the restaurant and plan to open Aug. 8 with a new look and a few menu changes.
The club will kick off new ownership with the Shakin’ the Lake Poker Run starting at noon Aug. 11. For tickets or more information, call 704-202-5408 or 704-202-0164. Net proceeds will go to Relay for Life.
The High Rock Boat & Ski Club is located at 257 Boat Club Lane in Salisbury. For more information, call 704-633-0251.

Sherwin-Williams discounts for Historic Salisbury Foundation
 SALISBURY — Historic Salisbury Foundation members will receive a 30 percent discount at Sherwin-Williams paint stores to help maintain historic homes and buildings.
The discount is good for materials purchased from any Sherwin-Williams store across the country and could more than cover the cost of the foundation membership. To join or renew a membership, to go or call 704-636-0103.

Thomas newest member of Salisbury Family Dentistry
Salisbury Family Dentistry has added Dr. Eric Thomas as a general dentist offering care to all ages.
Thomas received his undergrad in biology from the University of Cincinnati and his doctorate of dental surgery from Indiana University. He has worked in free and emergency clinics and has volunteered in special programs in Indiana that provide elementary school children cleanings and sealants.
He also is a sports announcer and enjoys traveling, sports and time with his family.
Thomas is accepting new patients. He is joined by registered dental hygienist and Salisbury citizen of 15 years Sherry Strickland.
Call 704-637-0150. The office is at 140 Mahaley Ave.
 Rowan County native Christy joins staff at Lazy 5 Vets
 Dr. Kristin Smith Christy has joined Lazy 5 Vets.
A Rowan County native, Christy graduated from West Rowan High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University in 2005.
Christy is returning to Rowan County after several years working for Northwoods Animal Hospital just outside of Raleigh. Her primary focuses are in small animal medicine with dogs and cats, but she has experience with some small animal exotics such as ferrets.
She moves back to the area with her husband, Chad, along with their two dogs (Brendon and Mandi) and cat (Dot). Visit for more information. The Lazy 5 Vets are located at 2916 S Main St. in Salisbury.

Oden honored with audiology scholar award

Dr. Lorin S. Oden is an American Academy of Audiology Scholar Award recipient. The award honors individuals who complete a total of 50 continuing education hours within a two-year period. Recipients demonstrate a dedication to the field of audiology and a commitment to continued professional excellence.
Oden is a board-certified audiologist with Hearing Lifestyles at 464 Jake Alexander Boulevard West. Contact the office at 704-633-0023 or visit .

Land Home Financial has new Mooresville manager

CONCORD, Calif. — Land Home Financial Services welcomes Kevin Brady as manager of the Mooresville location. Brady who has been in mortgage and finance for more than 20 years was previously with Origen Financial as VP of correspondent and broker sales.
Land Home Financial is a full service mortgage banking/direct lender that is an approved seller/servicer for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In addition, Land Home Financial provides affordable financing programs through FHA, VA, HARP 2.0, USDA, and offers programs for manufactured homes as well. Brady’s role at Land Home Financial will be to develop the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia in growing its mortgage clientele.
Brady began his career in lending as a loan originator in 1992 in Charlotte and held several positions in mortgage lending and correspondent and broker sales. In the 10 years with JPM Chase, Brady developed the correspondent and broker business on a national level. His asset management and remarketing skills gives him a broad base knowledge of the lending industry.
“Brady is a great addition to our team” states Tony Wicke, vice president of Land Home Financial Services, “He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills that will allow us to grow our company in the southeast states.” Brady adds, “It gives me great pride to be able to service a broad spectrum of families. Land Home has such a great array of programs from high balance conforming to manufactured housing. We have the programs to truly service this market.”
You can contact Kevin Brady at 704-609-7254 or or at Land Home Financial, 132 Joe V. Knox Ave., Suite 100-A, Mooresville, NC 28117 or
Paving Brick Creationsserving nearby areas
CORNELIUS — When André Vernon opened Paving Brick Creations a year ago, he followed his love of the land.
Vernon, who works full time with Liburdi Dimetrics in Mooresville building and servicing automated welding equipment, operates Paving Brick Creations after hours and on weekends.
Vernon prefers genuine, clay brick pavers that will not fade and have what he considers a more attractive texture. Vernon often uses handmade clay brick pavers with unique characteristics unmatched by mass production.
Aside from laying brick for pool area, walkways and driveways, the company also installs plants, landscape lighting and irrigation systems.
The company services Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville. To learn more, go to or call 980-297-0236.
Michaels in Charlotte will host a weeklong celebration
CHARLOTTE — The new Michaels store in Charlotte will host a weeklong celebration that includes workshops, craft demonstrations and prizes, starting with a grand opening at 10 a.m. Aug. 12.
The arts and crafts supply store is located at 7836 Rea Road at Piper Glen shopping center.
Festivities include a card-making event in conjunction with Starlight Children’s Foundation from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, where customers can create well-wish cards for seriously ill children in the area.
The scrapbooking and paper crafts department features more than 3,000 styles of stickers and embellishments organized by themes.
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