Free haircuts for two days at new Sport Clips location

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 20, 2014

SALISBURY — Sport Clips Haircuts will open Friday in the Wallace Commons shopping center and give free haircuts for two days.

Located at 1325 Klumac Road, the new locally-owned business is the latest of the franchise’s more than 1,200 locations across the country and the 20th Sport Clips in the Charlotte region. A new spin on the old barbershop, Sport Clips specializes in hair care for men and boys.

“With the support of Sport Clips’ real estate team and technology, we identified this location and believe it will be a perfect fit,” said Patrick Hardy, owner of the new Sport Clips.

The Salisbury grand opening will begin with two days of donations to local charities along with activities for all ages.

For every free haircut given away on Friday and Saturday, Sport Clips will donate $5 to local charities and will encourage patrons to match the donation, said Kristen Patitz, operations director.

Family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wallace Commons parking lot both days include the Sport Clips NASCAR race car from Joe Gibbs Racing, a bounce house, games and contests with prizes, face painting, balloons and free ice cream from Mr. Cone Ice Cream, owned by Joe Bello of Salisbury.

Sport Clips is known for playing sports videos on large, flat-screen TVs at each haircut station and in the lobby.

Stylists specialize in hair care for men and boys and offer a hot steamed towel treatment and neck and shoulder massage with a precision haircut and shampoo. Walk-ins are welcome.

“We’re proud to be a part of Salisbury’s retail community and make it even more convenient for guys to take care of their haircut needs,” said Hardy.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Sport Clips was established in 1993. It’s ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 Fastest-Growing Franchises and in the top 40 in the Franchise 500.

Sport Clips is the official haircutter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises.

Businesses have the opportunity to market their products and services at the Rowan-Salisbury Schools New Teacher Breakfast.

There are a few spots available for businesses seeking the opportunity at the J.F. Hurley YMCA on Jake Alexander Boulevard during the event at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 7. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Charlene Maness at 704-633-4221.

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, Kangaroo Express will offer a free hot dog from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to any customer with a military I.D. and to any store guest who presents a Kangaroo Express mobile app on their phone.

Kangaroo Express is also taking donations for the Salute Our Troops campaign, which support the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces, Fisher House Foundation, United States Veterans Corps, USO of NC and the North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund.

The Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates will meet on Tuesday, July 22, to discuss how to rehab a house, including using contractors and what you may be able to do yourself. 

The group meets at China Buffet in Salisbury at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The meeting is open to all . China Buffet is on Arlington Street behind O’Charleys near Interstate 85 exit 76.

Call 704-762-1117 for more information.

SALISBURY — All Food Lion stores are giving one customer per day free groceries through July 29. Food Lion’s MVP Free Grocery Giveaway will reward more than 15,000 customers with up to $100 of savings at checkout.

To enter for a chance to win the savings, customers have to purchase any of the five participating items in the Food Lion stores and scan their MVP card at checkout. Those participating items will be clearly tagged on store shelves. All participants are also entered into the drawing to win the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.

For more information, visit


With first quarter reports of strong revenues in the U.S., Delhaize Group CEO Frans Muller said the growth in revenue was primarily driven by continued momentum at Food Lion, which was founded in Salisbury 1957 and is owned by Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group.

The Belgian food retailer announced in June that it would cut up to 2,500 jobs at its Belgian operations over the next three years, and that helped lead Belgium’s consumer confidence index to drop to its lowest level in 11 months in July, according to Reuters.

Delhaize owns Salisbury-based Food Lion, which will not be affected by the job cuts in Europe.

CHINA GROVE — Midge Suite-Arnold and Cathy Foster, financial advisors affiliated with Victory Wealth Management, attended the eighth annual AIG Advisor Group Women’s Conference in Miami.

The event attracted more then 650 independent female financial advisers.

“We are firmly committed to helping our female advisers succeed,” said Erica McGinnis, president and CEO of AIG.

The conference included nearly 50 breakout session on topics including estate planning, social security, working with widows and more.

Suite-Arnold said the conference gave her a chance to share ideas and best practices with other female advisers.

Bayada home health care in Salisbury recently presented four employees with Heroes on the Home Front award. 

Those recognized at the ceremony are Bettye Warren, Susan Furr, Sonia Lindow and Bertha Sommers. 

Bayada provides nursing, assisted care services, such as help with bathing and grooming, for people of all ages.

For more information call 704-797-8000.

Apprenticeships and other workplace learning programs can help a company create its own talent pipeline.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, in partnership with the N.C. Department of Commerce, is striving to meet the challenge of developing skilled workers for local needs. 

Apprenticeship Lunch & Learn is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the North Campus in Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4133.

With the combination of on-the-job learning, related instruction, mentoring, and incremental wage increases, the apprenticeship model can be an effective system for addressing human resource issues and skill shortages.

Guest speakers will include:

• Robert “Robbie” Earnhardt, president of Superior Tooling in Wake Forest. Earnhardt was born in Salisbury and lived in Spencer. As an active member and industrial partner in North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program, he is a supporter and advocate for apprenticeship programs having seen firsthand the benefits to employers of all sizes. 

• Pamela McGimpsey, an apprenticeship consultant with the N.C. Department of Commerce Apprenticeship and Training Bureau. Under her professional alias “Pamela Spears,” she enjoyed a successful broadcasting career as a radio and television personality in Columbia, S.C., and in Charlotte with WPEG-FM and WCCB-TV.

Lunch will be provided. RVSP to Carolyn Helms by Aug. 6 at or 704-216-3505

Comfort Keepers, along with Whitley’s Funeral Home, continue monthly Caring Connections meetings the fourth Wednesday of each month. 

This Wednesday will be a presentation and discussion on the basics of memory loss. Lesha Dodson, vice president of   Programs and Services with the Alzheimers Association, will be the presenter. 

A light lunch will be served prior to the program at the Whitley’s Annex Chapel, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, RSVP to or call 704-640-5152 by noon Tuesday.

Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency has several positions open in both Head Start and Early Head Start. The agency is looking for motivated and skilled people to fill a number of positions from lead teachers, family development specialists, bus drivers and more.

SCRAA is a regional nonprofit organization based in Salisbury aimed at empowering low-income families. The mission is to provide services for individuals, children, and families to enhance their quality of life.

Positions are available in Rowan, Davidson, Moore, Montgomery and Stanly counties. Find applications online at For more information, call 704-633-6633.

Carillon Assisted Living and Comfort Keepers have joined together to bring Senior Solutions programs to the Salisbury area on the fourth Thursday of each month. 

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, professional insurance and financial planners will discuss long-term care insurance policies. Participants may bring their existing policies for review. Those without a policy can hear about available options.

A light lunch will be served at Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Road, Salisbury. RSVP to or call 704-640-5152 by noon Wednesday.

CONCORD — Carolinas HealthCare System’s Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast has earned a national recognition for continuous and measurable improvement of quality.

CMC-NorthEast has been named as a 2014 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Finalist.

The hospital was specifically cited for its use of data and process improvement tools to drive quality improvement and enhance effectiveness of care.

The Quest for Quality awards are presented annually to honor leadership in quality improvement and safety.

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