Subway honors manager from Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 25, 2014

SALISBURY — Claudia Wedderburn of Salisbury has been named Manager of the Year for 2013 by the North Carolina Subway Group.
Wedderburn manages the Subway restaurant at 1953 W. Jake Alexander Boulevard.
She and other Subway leaders were honored during the N.C. Subway Group’s spring state owners meeting, held in Raleigh. Currently there are 368 local franchise owners operating 850 Subway restaurants across North Carolina.
Since joining the locally owned franchise in 2009, she has played a major role in the development of the drive-through business at her location. Wedderburn is a graduate of East Rowan High School.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Andrew Waters, the executive director of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy in Spartanburg S.C., has been named the director of the South Carolina Land Trust Network. He started May 1.
Waters began his career as the land protection director at the Catawba Land Conservancy in Charlotte and most recently served as the operations director for the Land Trust for Central North Carolina in Salisbury.
“I’m thrilled to serve as director of the South Carolina Land Trust Network and am looking forward to working closely with all of the fantastic land trusts across the state,” Waters said.
He says he will focus on increasing training and networking opportunities for member organizations and making the Network a more effective voice in shaping South Carolina conservation policy.
The Spartanburg Area Conservancy is the local land trust in Spartanburg that works to protect and preserve areas of ecological and historical importance in order to enhance the quality of life for all residents and future generations.
SALISBURY — Lazy 5 Vets has added a sixth full-time veterinarian to its staff.
Dr. Mindy Wesely is originally from Wisconsin and received her undergraduate and veterinary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. After doing some clinical rotations in North Carolina, she decided to call North Carolina her home.
She started her career working as a general practitioner and in emergency medicine at Thomasville Veterinary Hospital. She comes to Lazy 5 Vets to practice small and large animal medicine.
In her spare time, Wesely teaches at Davidson County Community College and works her own small farm with cows and horses. Wesely comes on board as Lazy 5 Vets prepare to open an expansion with four additional exam rooms and a full-service boarding and grooming facility.
To see more about the rest of the team at Lazy 5 Vets or expansion details, visit The business is located at 2916 S. Main St.
Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates will meet Tuesday, and the group’s leader, Bob Yon, will start the first part of Investing 101. The meeting is aimed at a range of professionals, from people new to the real estate investing world to those who want to bring their business back to the basics.
The group meets at China Buffet in Salisbury at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. China Buffet is on Arlington street behind O’Charleys near Interstate 85 exit 76. Call 704-762-1117 for more information.
Seniors are prime targets for scams and identity theft, as their lifestyles have changed since earlier years.
Scammers use seniors as their No. 1 target, knowing they may be lonely and have spent their working life building a nest egg of retirement funds.
Tom McCain, director with Legal Shield, will discuss how to avoid being a victim of scams and identify theft and facts on why it is not just about your credit. Comfort Keepers and Whitley’s Funeral Home will host the May 28 Caring Connections Seminar at the Whitley’s Annex Chapel, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 before the presentation.
The organizers require an RSVP by noon Tuesday to, 704-640-5152 or 704-630-0370.
CHINA GROVE — Victory Wealth Management Inc. will celebrate its first anniversary in June. The China Grove-based financial management firm is owned and operated by President Midge Suite-Arnold.
The firm offers a variety of options for people who feel the need to secure their assets and want a personalized financial strategy. The company is certified to work with taxes, estate planning, investments, retirement and protection plans. 
Although the firm is only a year old, Suite-Arnold has had extensive experience as a financial planner, having founded her own financial consultation company in 1994. Working with her associates, Cathy Foster and Brittany Call, Suite-Arnold said she looks forward to serving the greater Salisbury/Concord area.
RALEIGH — RHA Howell Inc., a statewide nonprofit that has been serving people with disabilities and their families for almost 40 years, recently named Food Lion “Employer of the Year” during the organization’s annual awards banquet.
Food Lion was recognized for its support of people with disabilities by welcoming them into its workforce at numerous locations, and for giving those employees opportunities for advancement.
Gary Harmon, manager of the Swift Creek Food Lion in Cary, accepted the award on behalf of the supermarket chain.
Carolina Farm Credit’s program focusing on specialty home loan products for horse owners or small, part-time farmers has been rescheduled to June 19.
The program begins at 7 p.m. at 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury.  If you plan to attend, call 704-216-8970 to reserve your space by June 17.
STATESVILLE — May is Electrical Safety Month and to celebrate EnergyUnited recently allowed members to see the Pike Corp. line safety demonstration.
Events were held in Statesville, Mocksville, Lexington and elsewhere.
“It has always been extremely important to us to educate our members about the dangers of power lines and electricity as a whole,” said H. Wayne Wilkins, EnergyUnited CEO. “The Pike Live Line Safety Demonstration has been a member favorite at the annual meeting for years. This year, we decided to give members throughout our 19-county service area the opportunity to see it in their local communities.
“It’s a fun, yet very educational display and really brings to light the safety hazards related to high voltage power lines.”
The demonstration highlights the dangers of high voltage power lines and uses primary line voltage to demonstrate electric hazards and the importance of power line safety.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $53 million in grants through the Workforce Innovation Fund.
This is the second round of grants available under the fund. About $171 million in grants were awarded in the first round.
Many grantees funded in the first round are working with local and regional employers, industry groups and their state commerce and development agencies to strengthen public-private relationships. This round of funding will help catalyze and expand similar efforts.
Eligible grantees include state workforce agencies, local workforce investment boards and institutions eligible to apply for Workforce Innovation Act Section 166 grants.
To access this Solicitation for Grant Applications announcement, visit Additional grant information is also available at Applications are due by June 18 and grants will be awarded in September.
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