Biz briefs 10/2

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 2, 2016

Rhino Barbers offering $5 haircuts for law enforcement

Rhino Barbers will be honoring law enforcement with $5 haircuts during October.

Located at 106 China Grove Hwy. in Rockwell, owner Charlie Dry said he wanted to give back to law enforcement and military personnel for protecting the community and country by offering the special promotion.

Law enforcement and military personnel will be able to get their hair cut for $5 every Wednesday and Thursday this month, with identification.

Dry said the community has welcomed his business since opening in February. He plans to honor other groups in the future, including senior citizens and firefighters.

Dry said the promotion will also give people an incentive to try his barbershop. He and Mitch Simpson, who recently joined the shop, specialize in men’s hair.

Simpson has been cutting hair for 27 years. He works at the shop on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and may transition to five days a week as business increases.

Dry said he and Simpson complement each other well — Simpson can cut longer hair while Dry does shorter hair.

Another new addition to the shop is hair stylist Alesha Virden. Virden has been styling hair for 10 years and also works in Charlotte. She said she wanted to have a location closer to her Rowan County customers.

Though hair cuts for men are done out on the main floor of the shop, the women have their own separate room for hair styling further back in the building.

There is also a separate room for licensed massage and bodywork therapist Michele Sloop. Sloop moved back into the area in order to provide service to her Rowan County customers closer to where they lived.

She is an independent contractor and works out of Rhino Barbers five days a week with flexible hours. She offers Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, Swedish and relaxation massage, sinus massage and TMJ Disorder treatment for all body types, fitness levels and ages.

Rhino Barbers is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parking is available in front of the shop, directly across the street and in the St. James Lutheran Church parking lot.

For special promotions and other announcements, check out the shop’s Facebook page:

Salisbury/Rowan Association of REALTORS hosts Rowan-Salisbury School System members

At their September meeting, the Salisbury/Rowan Association of REALTORS hosted Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Josh Wagoner, chairman of the Board of Education, along with Rita Foil, RSSS information officer.

SRAR, the REALTOR association, had reached out to the local school system to see what they can do to help the school system’s performance and its image in and beyond the community. Wagoner acknowledged RSSS’ appreciation of the REALTORS’ interest in and willingness to support the school system. He offered an extensive presentation outlining the progress RSSS has made, as well as the many and varied challenges the system still faces, satisfying many of the REALTORS’ questions.

He noted the public is invited to visit the various schools that host an open house on a rotating basis throughout the year. The visitation schedule can be found on the RSSS website.

As to student performance, he stressed literacy as the most important factor to learning everything else.

The meeting concluded with the presentation of a $1,000 check from the Salisbury/Rowan Association of REALTORS’ to the Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Literacy Campaign.