Bank announces quarter results

CORNELIUS – Aquesta Bank recently announced unaudited net income of $358,000 for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013, versus $305,000 for the same quarter of 2012.

Unaudited net income for 2013 was $1.47 million versus  $1.08 million in 2012.

“Our net income, core deposits and loan portfolio grew at a rate significantly above most peers while asset quality remained strong,” CEO and President Jim Engel said.

Aquesta Bank operates branches in Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville.


Ben and Jerry’s celebrates 20 years

DAVIDSON – The Ben and Jerry’s scoop shop welcomes the community to join its 20th anniversary celebration.

“Ben and Jerry’s offers amazing ice cream in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere, which we think local residents really appreciate,” owner Charles Durham said.

Weekly specials will run all year including Funday Monday, where you can spin the wheel and win free stuff as well as others Monday-Thursday. Free Cone Day will be held noon-8 p.m. April 8.

The scoop shop, located at 202 S. Main St., offers a menu of ice cream desserts, fruit smoothies and coffee drinks.

Details: Karen Toney, 704 892-0604.


Toney continues hosting blood drives

DAVIDSON – For the 10th year, Ben and Jerry’s manager Karen Toney hosted Give a Pint, Get a Pint blood drive, collecting 50 pints.

After 10 years, she is hosting five Red Cross blood drives each year.

“One pint can help save up to three lives, and we're helping save approximately 75 lives with every drive I host,” Toney said. “It’s an honor to open my doors for the Red Cross and to do a job that will impact that many people.”


Governor appoints Aneralla to board

RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed John Aneralla, of Huntersville, to the Teacher’s and State Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees.

The board administers the retirement system laws for teachers, state employees and local government members of the state’s retirement system.

Aneralla is the founder and president of Bulldog Asset Management, an investment advisory firm.


Clinic offers acupuncture treatment

CORNELIUS – Wellbeing Natural Health will begin offering a new acupuncture “pain clinic” Feb. 24.

The clinic will offer treatments at an affordable sliding scale, requiring patients to pay between $20 and $45, depending on what they can afford.

PTSD treatments will be offered to active military and veterans for $10.

Licensed acupuncturist Catherine Browne will give the treatments. Cristin Gregory, owner of Wellbeing Natural Health, also offers a community clinic where various conditions can be treated.

The clinic is located at 21121 Catawba Ave.

Details: or 704-655-7324.


Vitality by Design opens new office

CORNELIUS – Vitality by Design with Donna Rothman will open a new office at 17115 Kenton Drive, Suite 203.

Vitality by Design is an alternative and holistic health practice.

Barbara Brown, of Sperry Van Ness, represented the tenant.


Trunk shows to benefit Promise Circle

DAVIDSON – Monkee’s of Lake Norman will host weekly trunk shows to support the Promise Circle of the Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation. 

The Promise Circle is a group of women who support childhood cancer patients.

The following events will be held at Monkee’s flagship store, 624 Jetton St.:

• Feb. 7-8 – The 1961 Spring Trunk Show will feature premium denim.

• Feb. 14-15 – Jack Rogers Trunk Show will feature footwear and accessories.

• Feb. 21-22 – Before and Again Trunk Show will feature timeless women’s T-shirts, tunics and dresses.

• Feb. 27 – Promise Circle Party will provide wine samples from the Jeff Gordon collection. Ingrid Vandebosch, wife of Gordon, will share how those interested can participate in the Promise Circle.

Ten percent of proceeds will benefit the Promise Circle.


Woodie’s plans to build 10th center

DAVIDSON – Woodie’s Auto Service plans to break ground on its 10th Charlotte-area service center during the second quarter.

The site is adjacent to Davidson Commons shopping center anchored by Harris Teeter.

Nolan Mills, of Merrifield Patrick Vermillion, was the broker.


Harris Teeter to add freezer, cooler

HUNTERSVILLE – The Harris Teeter grocery store off Rose Commons Drive may be in for a slight expansion.

Huntersville commissioners discussed DDRM Rosedale’s proposal Feb. 3 to expand the store’s area by about 800 feet. The extra space enables Harris Teeter to add a new warehouse freezer and cooler to the store.

Pending the board’s approval, James McGovern, who spoke on behalf of the proposal, said the expansion would be finished by late spring.

At the front of the store, Harris Teeter discovered a small uncovered section that will be covered up to keep customers from getting rained on as they leave, McGovern added.


Evernham to join Hendrick Motorsports

DAVIDSON – NASCAR on ESPN Analyst Ray Evernham is trading in his microphone for a management position at Hendrick Motorsports.

Evernham, a former Sprint Cup team owner who won three championships as Jeff Gordon’s crew chief at Hendrick in the 1990s, announced his move Feb. 4 on “SiriusXM Speedway.”

Evernham told the show that he’s not seeking a crew chief position, despite Hendrick driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s need for a crew chief once Steve Letarte leaves this fall.