Business Roundup: Retired chiropractor honored with lifetime achievement award

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dr. Hal E. Furr was recently honored by the North Carolina Chiropractic Association with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
Furr began his practice in Salisbury in 1972 and retired in 2000. He was succeeded at his practice by Dr. Andrew S. Jeter.  A luncheon honoring Furr was held April 18 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Charlotte at the NCCA 2015 Spring Convention. Furr’s wife, Montye Harris, and their son, Bradley, along with Dr. Jeter, joined him at the luncheon.
Furr said he was surprised, humbled and honored to receive the award. He still enjoys reading and counseling doctors on the science, philosophy and art of chiropractics.
Dr. Furr and Dr. Jeter

Dr. Furr and Dr. Jeter

New therapist at Salisbury Psychiatric

Danielle Coleman has joined Salisbury Psychiatric Associates as a therapist.

Coleman, a licensed clinical social worker, has over 18 years of experience working with children and families. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina Central University and her master’s in social work from the University of Georgia. Danielle is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a competent clinical supervisor. She is on the advisory board of UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work, and a former board member of the National Association of Social Workers – N.C. Chapter.

Coleman is available to work with children and adults individually as well as couples and families for marriage and family therapy sessions. She has a passion for working with parents to strengthen parenting skills. She finds inspiration and strength in life’s challenges and encourages others to look optimistically at the challenges present in their own lives.



Ice cream store has new owners

Cold Stone Creamery in the Innes Street Market has new ownership.

Sharon and Richard Smith of Salisbury acquired ownership of the ice cream store at the end of March.

Sharon said they have updated the store’s interior and that they want to do catering and help with fundraisers. She and her husband, who have lived in Salisbury for 11 years, are running the store as a family business and want to be involved with the community, she said.

Ice cream is made fresh daily at the creamery. Sharon said they have daily specials such as “Thirsty Thursday” — $1 off milkshakes.

Hours are: Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. Sharon said they plan to have extended hours in the summer.

People can keep up with the creamery’s promotions and specials by following it on Facebook and other social media.

Children’s Book Week at Collectivity
Collectivity, the comic book store at 111A W. Fisher St. will participate in National Children’s Book Week this week, May 4 – May 10. The store has children’s books and comics.
First started in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores and homes in an effort to connect children and books.

Uwharrie Capital Corp. first quarter earnings

Uwharrie Capital Corp. and its subsidiary, Uwharrie Bank, reported consolidated total assets of $515.1 million for the first quarter of 2015, versus $518.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Net income for the first quarter was $637,000 versus $537,000 for the same period in 2014, a 19 percent improvement. Net income available to common shareholders was $491,000  or 7 cents per share compared to $391,000  or 5 cents per share for the first quarter of 2014, a 26 percent improvement.

Net income available to common shareholders takes into consideration the payment of dividends on preferred stock issued by the company.

Uwharrie Capital Corp. is based in Albemarle.