Carolinas HealthCare System opens urgent care

DAVIDSON – Carolinas HealthCare System will open an urgent care location within Davidson Clinic, providing primary and urgent care services in a shared location at 705 Griffith St. 

Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care in Davidson begins seeing patients Jan. 10. Urgent care services will be available seven days a week 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with no appointment necessary.

“Families need access to quality medical care when their physician is not available, and our first urgent care in Davidson will help fill this need,” said Stephen Jones, vice president of Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group’s urgent care division. “And as an added value to our community, we’re providing both urgent care and primary care in one location to increase convenience for our patients.”

The new urgent care will have three exam rooms and a treatment room within Davidson Clinic.  It will feature digital X-rays and will be a chartless facility, using electronic medical records to store patient information and provide easy communication with physicians at other Carolinas HealthCare System facilities in case follow-up care or treatment is needed.

Carolinas HealthCare System’s urgent care locations provide a range of services for urgent medical issues, including treatment for sore throats, earaches, bronchitis, colds, flu, and upset stomach; care for cuts and burns; treatment for minor injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures; and physicals for school, sports, camp and work.

Davidson Clinic will continue to provide pediatric and family medicine services. The clinic will continue to operate 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays for routine visits.

Patients may check current wait times at the Davidson urgent care and at all other Carolinas HealthCare System urgent care locations by visiting 


Visit Lake Norman wins destination marketing awards

CORNELIUS – Visit Lake Norman was honored with two marketing awards at the recent North Carolina Tourism Leadership Conference in Southern Pines.

The awards recognize the best in the state for marketing efforts in the travel and tourism industry between January 2012 and June 2013.

VLN received two gold awards in the following areas: 

• Best Destination Constituents Communications – Annual Report for its 2012 annual report

• Best in Destination Print Advertising – Leisure for an advertisement placed in the 2013 Charlotte Official Visitors Guide. 

This marks the fourth consecutive year that Visit Lake Norman has received multiple awards.


Realty agents earn magazine honors

CORNELIUS – Charlotte Magazine named six Southern Homes of the Carolinas employees to its 2013 Charlotte Five Star Real Estate Agent list.

Award winners represent fewer than 5 percent of real estate agents in the Charlotte area. They were included based on satisfaction rating and criteria that included experience and production.

Arlene Arciero and Wisdom Stikeleather, of the Cornelius office became four-year winners, while Mike Spruell, of the Mooresville office, became a two-year winner.

Winners from the Concord office were Donna Sheppard, Tammy Fulk and Andrew Graham.


Carrburritos celebrates one-year anniversary with specials

DAVIDSON – Carrburritos in Davidson will celebrate its first year of serving Mexican fare with a two-week “Free-esta” Jan. 11-23.

“We love being a part of the Davidson community and are grateful for the success we’ve had in our first year,” owner Doug Surratt said. “We want to say ‘thank you’ to the many customers who have come to enjoy all that we have to offer, from fresh Mexican food to live music with great bands – and of course, our awesome margaritas.”

During the celebration, Carrburritos will offer specials, including deals on house and specialty margaritas. Carrburritos will also introduce some new menu concepts including mahi tacos and carne asada.

The restaurant will celebrate its actual anniversary date, Jan. 16, with all-day giveaways.

Carrburritos will host a free concert with indie band  The Business People at 9 p.m. Jan. 11 and Big Daddy Love at 9 p.m. Jan. 23.

The restaurant is located at 445 S. Main St.