Business Roundup: Corriher joins Woodson law firm

Published 12:02 am Sunday, July 19, 2015

Corriher joins Woodson law firm

J. Graham Corriher has joined the law firm of Woodson, Sayers, Lawther, Short, Parrott & Abramson, LLP. Corriher is a native of Rowan County, graduating from South Rowan High School. He graduated summa cum laude from N.C. State University in 2007 and graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012.

While in law school, Corriher was a Chancellors’ Scholar, president of the Broun National Trial Team and Articles & Notes editor and published staff member of the First Amendment Law Review. Before going to law school, he taught social studies and coached basketball at North Rowan High School.

Prior to joining the Woodson Law Firm, Corriher practiced law at Tharrington Smith, LLP, in Raleigh, where he represented public school boards. Thereafter, he worked with Koontz, Smith, & Corriher in Salisbury. His practice areas include civil litigation, education law, employment law and contracts. Corriher is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Corriher lives with his wife Danielle and daughter Ruby in Salisbury, where they attend St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

McMillan passes CPA exam

Andrew Thomas McMillan of Salisbury was among 101 candidates to successfully complete the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination during the April-June testing window, the state certified public accountant examiners board said in a news release.

The examination consists of four sections: auditing and attestation; business environment and concepts; financial accounting and reporting; and regulation. The four sections represent a total of 14 hours of testing. The purpose of the examination is “to provide assurance that those who pass it possess the level of technical knowledge and the skills necessary for initial licensure in protection of the public interest,” the news release said.

Candidates who passed the examination must now meet the education, work experience and moral character requirements of the state board to become licensed as certified public accountants in North Carolina.

Genesis Funeral Home moves to Salisbury

After being located in Cleveland for several years, Genesis Funeral Home has moved to 128 B Merritt Avenue in Salisbury.

The funeral home is owned by Marcus Barber, who is also the funeral home’s chief executive officer. Barber, who has 25 years in the business, said he made the move to Salisbury to be closer to potential customers.

“I wanted to be in a place where the people could get to me, where they could walk, ride a bus or easily access my business,” Barber said.

Genesis funeral home officially began operating at its new location two weeks ago. An open house will be announced at a later date.

For more information, call the funeral home at 704-633-8555.

Stitchin Post collecting handbags for women in need

Stitchin Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St., Salisbury, and accessory manufacturer Brighton invite local women to take part in the Handbag Trade-in, a charitable initiative to collect and deliver gently used handbags to women.

Nearly every woman has handbags she no longer carries, so Pam Coffield, boutique owner, and Brighton are asking women to look in their closets and gather up the bags they no longer use.

“The simple gift of a handbag can do so much to lift a woman’s spirits, and it will also help her to look professional when she is interviewing for a much-needed job,” said Brighton owner and founder Jerry Kohl.

When women bring any manufacturer’s handbags to a participating retailer between July 17 and July 26, they will also receive $25 off a new Brighton bag costing $100 to $150, and $50 off a new Brighton bag costing $151 or more.

The donated handbags will be distributed through Nazareth Thrift Store to help women who are struggling.

For more information contact Stitchin Post Gifts at 704-637-0708.



Bikers, Blues & BBQ coming in September

The fifth annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic will be held at Tilley Harley-Davidson Sept. 18-19. A Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event, it will include vendors and entertainment. The event will also provide an opportunity to meet and speak with nationally known barbecue competition cooking teams. Admission is free of charge.

Organizers say proceeds will go to event charities, including Salisbury’s VA Hospice House.

With 65 teams coming from many different states and all across North Carolina to compete for the title of Grand Champion, the 2014 event was one of the largest team participation events in North and South Carolina, organizers say, with more than 5,000 people attending.

“We are expecting the 2015 event to be even bigger and better than any event ever held in Rowan County and Salisbury,” organizers said in a news release. “We also anticipate this event to become one of the largest Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned events in the Southeastern United States.”

The grand champion each year has been invited to participate in the “American Royal World Series of Barbecue” in Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information, contact Gary Moss at or 704-638-6044. The event also has a Facebook page with updates. 

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