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Cornelius Lions Club offers free vision screening

The Cornelius-Lake Norman Lions Club will provide a free vision screening Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cornelius Town Hall Parking Lot, next to the Cornelius Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza site. Vision screening can help with the early detection of vision problems. Read the full story

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What is Structural Integration?

Meg Smeaton, owner of Meg’s Rolf and Bodyworks, recently joined us an advertiser. We wondered about her specialty, known as structural integration. Here’s her explanation.

Meg Smeaton

Meg Smeaton

Structural Integration is a body work therapy created by Ida P. Rolf, Phd in the 1950s. Unlike massage, Structural Integration focuses not on the muscles but on their protective layer called fascia (connective tissue). The fascia surrounds the muscles, bones and organs in the body. The fascia gives muscles their shape and bones their structure. Structural Integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. Misalignment can occur often as a result of gravity, injury, poor postural habits or emotional issues. The fascia then contours to the structure…enter Structural Integration. Read the full story

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Collier Lilly Ride raises money for organ donation

Collier Lilly Ride at Davidson College june 4 2011

Riders take off from Davidson College on the Collier Lilly Ride Saturday morning, June 4. The annual ride, in memory of a Davidson student who died in 1987, supports the cause of organ donation. (PK Donson photo)

More than 400 cyclists turned out Saturday morning, June 4, at Davidson College for the annual Collier Lilly Ride 4 Life, which raised funds and awareness for  organ donation. The event is named in memory of a Davidson College student who died in 1987.

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Carolinas HealthCare opens new urgent care facility

The urgent care facility on Rosedale Hill Avenue.

Carolinas HealthCare on Wednesday opened its newest urgent care center in Huntersville.

The new Huntersville location, at 12905 Rosedale Hill Ave. near the intersection of Gilead Road and I-77, will be staffed by physicians, physician assistants and nurses from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. The staff are prepared to treat sore throats, ear aches, bronchitis, colds, flu, minor cuts, burns, strains and sprains, and also will perform physicals for school, work or camp. Staff members also will assist patients in finding primary care physicians if needed.

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Wanna know Lake Norman ER wait time? Text it

MOORESVILLE - How long is the wait time in the emergency room at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center? Now you can find out fast – via text message. Read the full story

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The Garcias open a GNC at Davidson Commons

Frank and Rosa Garcia

Frank and Rosa Garcia opened GNC at Davidson Commons in April.

small business spotlight bugAfter retiring from the U.S. Army a couple of years back, Frank Garcia began been looking around for a business opportunity. This year, an intriguing possibility presented itself: opening a GNC store to sell vitamins and herbal, sports and nutritional supplements. Read the full story

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‘Race to Nowhere’ screening Mon. at DCPC

Woodlawn School and Davidson College Presbyterian Church are hosting a screening of “Race to Nowhere,” produced by a mother of teens out of concern for her kids. The screening is Monday, May 16, 7 p.m., in DCPC Congregation House, 218 Concord Road.

The film examines the high-pressure culture that has invaded many schools and many children’s lives. It’s intended to shine a light on the price young people pay for competing. Read the full story

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CMS urges parents to update student vaccinations

As part of Immunization Awareness Month, state health officials are reminding parents this month to make sure their children are up to date on immunizations. Read the full story

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