Clinic for speech and feeding disorders opens in Lake Norman’s

HUNTERSVILLE – Carolina Speech Therapy, Lake Norman’s first specialized pediatric feeding clinic, has opened at 13420 W. Reese Blvd. CST owner and president Heather Yarnot said the clinic, which will serve Lake Norman, Statesville and Charlotte, will offer programs for children of all ages with mild to severe delays, disorders and underlying medical conditions requiring speech, language or feeding intervention.

“The advantage to clinic-based therapy is that it offers fewer distractions and specialized equipment for feeding success,” says Yarnot.  “Before we opened, there was no other clinic dedicated entirely to pediatric feeding in the area.  We’re the only solely dedicated private specialized pediatric feeding clinic in the area.

Certified Feeding Specialist Meghan Herrington will head the feeding therapists.  She has numerous specialized certifications including certification in the SOS approach to feeding by world-renowned pediatric psychologist, Dr. Kay Toomey, developer of the trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties.  Herrington has one of the only certifications of this kind in the Charlotte region.

Yarnot is a speech-language pathologist and graduate of East Carolina University.    

For information, call 704-380-0799 or visit

Couple opens fourth mattress and furniture store in Lake Norman 

CORNELIUS – Katy and Greg Law have opened their fourth Sweet Dreams Mattress store at 20647 Catawba Ave., near the Interstate 77 ramp to exit 28.

The Laws, based in Mooresville, opened their first store in west Mooresville with Greg’s parents, Sharon and Jim Law in 2002, and have since opened stores in Denver and a scratch & dent outlet in east Mooresville at the intersection of Highway’s 150 and 115.

“Our mission is to cater to customer needs by exceeding their expectations through service, quality, knowledge, the best selection, prices and fast delivery,” said Katy Law.

Sweet Dreams Mattress carries brands such as Tempur-pedic, Beautyrest and Serta as well as futons, linens, pillows, lamps, living room and bedroom furniture.

For information, visit or call 704-799-0048 or email


Avant-garde market has opened in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE  - The Electique Market, a store with a moniker that touts this slogan: “We carry a little vintage, a little new, a little of everything, for your home and you” held its grand opening March 6.

Owned by Lillian Vandiver Hoopaugh and Tina Isaacs, it is located at 502-B N. Old Statesville Road.

For information, contact Hoopaugh or Isaacs at 704-992-9628.

Tea on tap being offered by wellness firm

CORNELIUS  - Lake Norman Health & Wellness, an integrative medical facility in Cornelius, is offering its customers an enhanced health benefit.

It’s Kombucha tea on tap.

The tea, from Charlotte brewery Lenny Boy, is offered in a variety of flavors and is made from organic ingredients and alkaline Appalachian mountain water.  Kombucha, according to Dr. Akiba Green, is considered to be a “functional food”, meaning it provides health benefits above and beyond that of basic nutrition.  Fermented foods

can help strengthen and support digestive and immune systems, helping

bodies to fight off and prevent diseases.

Lake Norman Health & Wellness is located at 18047-A West Catawba Ave.

For information, visit