Kabobs branching out, offering food deliveries by bicycle

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 1, 2014

SALISBURY — Kabobs Mobile Food Service, downtown Salisbury’s first food truck, has ventured beyond the city center and now offers bicycle deliveries.
Monday through Friday, Kabobs will deliver lunch to anyone within 1 mile of the truck. Delivery may not be available if raining, and the wait time may vary. But typically, lunch will be delivered within 20 minutes of placing an order. Kabobs accepts cash and credit cards.
Call 704-754-1577 for delivery.
The new location schedule is:
• Tuesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Corner of Bank and Main streets
• Wednesday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Auto House on Jake Alexander Boulevard
• Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Across from Novant Rowan emergency department
• Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Corner of Lee and Kerr streets
Late nights on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. in downtown Salisbury.
SALISBURY — Bayada Home Health Care recently presented nine employees with Heroes on the Home Front and Life Saver awards.
Bayada honors employees who have met or exceeded the core values of compassion, excellence and reliability. The staff who were recognized at the ceremony are April Davis, Tangela Selvey, Ruth Morgan, Cheryl Kearns, Mirela Begic, Sherry Hutchins, Jennifer Royce, Melissa Miller and Rossana Aviles. Bayada Home Health Care provides nursing and assisted care services for people of all ages. For more information call 704-797-8000.
SALISBURY — The N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury hosted an annual Memorial Day observance Thursday, honoring the nation’s armed forces and fallen heroes. 
Featured guests were the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard  presenting a gun salute, along with the Pleasant Garden Singers. Retired Sgt. Maj. Kris Boardman spoke about his time serving the country and the ultimate sacrifice made by those who have served so Americans can maintain their lifestyle.
After the ceremony the residents and some family members enjoyed a Memorial Day cookout.
Susan Donaldson, director of Senior Services for Cabarrus County Senior Center, will be the guest speaker at this month’s Coffee Perks from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethpage Presbyterian Church, 6020 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis.
Donaldson will discuss the activities available for seniors in the county at the Senior Center as well as the various parks in the county. 
Comfort Keepers In Home Care hosts the educational session and provides refreshments. RSVP to 704-640-5152, annmeasmer@comfortkeepers.com or 704-630-0370, patricegordon@comfortkeepers.com.
Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 6, by offering a free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage. 
Dunkin’ Donuts also unveiled its new Blueberry Cobbler Donut, which is available starting Monday, June 2.

The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Charlotte on Friday.
“It’s really an honor for me to travel throughout the state and recognize these employers who are making a commitment to their employees’ safety and health,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “These employers are helping to make North Carolina workplaces some of the safest in the country.”
The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each company during 2013.
The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina.
Companies must have been free of fatal accidents at the site for which the award is given to be eligible. The gold award criteria are based on a DART rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide rate for its industry. The rate includes cases of days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. The silver award is based only on cases with days away from work. 
First year
Choate Construction Co.
Turner Construction, North Carolina Research Campus
Second Consecutive Year
Piedmont Natural Gas, Salisbury Resource Center
Third Consecutive Year
Wayne Brothers Inc.
Delhaize Group, parent company of Salisbury-based Food Lion, has announced that Dirk Van den Berghe will resign from his role as CEO of the supermarket retailer’s Belgium and Luxembourg division effective July 31.
Van den Berge will be the third high-level executive to leave Delhaize since Frans Muller was appointed CEO in September. Roland Smith, who served as CEO of Salisbury-based Delhaize America, left when Muller was appointed. Europe CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker resigned a month later.
Van den Berge said he has a new job outside the company.
“I want to thank Dirk for his significant contributions to Delhaize Group and wish him well in his future endeavors. Our operations in Belgium and Luxembourg have a dedicated and capable management team that is well-equipped to address the challenges we face and to build on opportunities we have to improve our business,” Muller said in a statement.
Food Lion has a new president, Beth Newlands Campbell, who reports directly to Muller.

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