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Two new board members at UNC Nutrition Research Institute

Craig Richardville and Patrick Burgess are new members of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute advisory board. Richardville is the former CIO of Atrium Health and president of his consulting firm. Burgess, PhD, MD, is the founder and inventor of EndoTool. The NRI advisory board, established in 2008, includes former Gov. Jim Martin; Phyllis Wingate, president of Carolinas […]

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham acquires JRi Shocks

Nov. 15. Motorsports icon and NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham has acquired Mooresville-based JRi Shocks for an undisclosed amount. Evernham will be involved in all areas of the business, including marketing and sales strategy, new product design and operations. JRI founder, Jeff Ryan, will continue to play a key role in the organization as both […]

RCCC’s chief operating officer will become president of Forsyth Tech

Dr. Janet N. Spriggs, the chief operating officer at Rowan Cabarrus Community College, has been named president of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem. Spriggs will begin her tenure at Forsyth Tech on Jan. 1 of next year. Spriggs, who recently obtained her doctorate from Northeastern University, has served in the North Carolina Community College […]

New board members at Historic Rural Hill

Bill Gaither and Maren Werts have joined board of directors at Historic Rural Hill, the 265-acre site that was the home of Major John Davidson, a member of the militia during the Revolutionary War. Members of the Davidson family acquired the property in 1765, named it Rural Hill, and owned it for the next 250 […]

Matt Anderson is new BB&T Lake Norman market president

BB&T has promoted Matt Anderson to senior vice president and Lake Norman market president. Anderson will lead BB&T’s commercial banking team in Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville, Huntersville and part of North Charlotte. Anderson joined BB&T in 2003 as an associate with its Management Development Program located in Winston- Salem. From 2003 through 2005 he held […]

New head of school at Cannon

Christopher Jones will be the next Cannon School head of school, effective July 1 next year. Matthew Gossage is retiring, effective June 30 after 13 years of service. A Texas native, Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He currently serves the University of Chicago […]

Atrium names May chief of acute care surgery

Atrium Health’s Department of Surgery has named Dr. Addison May as chief of the Acute Care Surgery division. May brings over three decades of expertise in trauma and acute care surgery, previously serving as the Ingram chair of Surgical Services, director of Surgical Critical Care, and program director of the Surgical Critical Care and Acute […]

Concord building named for long-time public servant Dave Phillips

Concord’s new activity center on Burrage Road NE has been named in honor of former City Council Member Dave Phillips who also worked for Duke Energy for more than 36 years. The prominent civic leader is a former president and director of the Concord Rotary Club, a member of the UNCC Alumni Association and a […]

Cabarrus Arts Council CEO will attend leadership forum

Noelle Rhodes Scott, CEO of the Cabarrus Arts Council, is one of only 16 top-level arts executives attending  the Americans for the Arts Executive Leadership Forum in September in Sundance, Utah. The arts leaders will brainstorm, reflect and strategize on the future of arts administration. The goal, according to Americans for the Arts, is for […]


Hip, new burger concept comes from Portland

Aug. 14. More details about the new Little Big Burger in Cornelius are coming out in short order. Burgers will be served made to order and wrapped to  go—no plates—but there will be seating for about 40 people. The homemade ketchup is delicious, and they spell it catsup. The fast-casual restaurant will open sometime in […]