Belk to Hold Breast Cancer Survivor Event April 18
Belk in Southern Pines will honor breast cancer survivors Monday, April 18.
This first-time event is open to the public, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. It takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.
This will be a celebration of those who have fought with courage this deadly disease that affects one in every eight women.
Tina LaForge, of the FirstHealth mammography department, will be at the store with vital information on breast health and mammography and will perform complimentary mini-bone density tests.
There will be free custom bra fitting, with an opportunity to register to win a Wacoal bra and panty in the intimate apparel department.
A new chapter of Sweet Adelines International Inc., "Zoopendous Show Chorus," will perform barbershop harmony under award-winning director Beverly Dale at 6:30 p.m., and Glenn Davis will perform live music throughout the evening.
Customers can receive free beauty consultations at the various cosmetic areas and have their rings cleaned at the fine jewelry department.
The highlight of the evening will be a fashion show at 7 p.m. featuring breast cancer survivors and family members. Some of the models will be Belk employees, who are also survivors.
Refreshments will be served, and everyone will receive a special 20 percent discount throughout the store, with limited exclusions.
Anyone interested in modeling or who needs more information about the event can call Linda at (910) 215-9353.
Weichert, Realtors-Larose & Co. has added receptionist/administrative assistant Jennifer Dwiggins to the staff.
At the same time, Brokers/Owners Marcus and Cathy Larose announced that two-year staff member Jessica Jordan has been promoted to the position of director of marketing.
A resident of Seven Lakes, Dwiggins has worked in the real estate field for developers of master planned communities, from administration to on-site sales. She is a licensed Realtor and member of the N.C. Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Prior to joining the Weichert office, Dwiggins earned a travel agent certification and was a corporate travel agent.
Jordan has been the agency's administrative assistant since 2009. In her new post, she will coordinate marketing efforts for the company, putting her bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing to good use.
Previously, Jordan worked in Forsyth County for Winston-Salem-based Mullen Advertising. She was a project coordinator for major accounts including Embarq, CSX, Suntrust, BASF and the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Weichert, Realtors-Larose & Co. can be reached at (910) 693-3300.
By First Bank
First Bank recently promoted Jared Hussey to assistant vice president.
Hussey first joined the bank in 2002 and works in the credit administration department.
"Jared's banking knowledge and exemplary work ethic have made him a valued member of our First Bank team," said First Bank Senior Vice President Randy Huggins. "We are proud to reward his hard work and dedication to community banking with this promotion."
A longtime Moore County resident, Hussey attended North Moore High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in Laurinburg.
Hussey currently resides in Robbins with his wife, Jamie. The couple attend Smyrna United Methodist Church, where Hussey is a member of the finance committee.
First Citizens Names Azzarelli to Post
Erin Azzarelli has been named financial services manager at First Citizens Bank in Southern Pines and is based at the office at 390 SW Broad St.
Azzarelli has been in banking for more than three years with First Citizens Bank in Moore County. In her new role, she will oversee the operations of the Southern Pines branch and will also manage the business and personal banking needs for clients and prospects.
A Fayetteville native, Azzarelli is a resident of Seven Lakes.
Headquartered in Raleigh, First Citizens is the lead subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc., which has $20.8 billion in assets.
Scotia Village has named Paula G. Blackburn as director of nursing.
Blackburn has more than 14 years of experience. Most recently, she served as the MDS coordinator for Scotia Village.
Prior to that, she worked as a medical-surgical nurse, lead orthopedic/charge nurse for surgical services, manager of surgical services, director of nursing for an assisted living community and patient/staff educator for an acute care facility.
In addition to having a bachelor's degree in nursing from UNCP, she also holds certification with the Association of Operating Room Nurses and is affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators.
"We are so excited to have someone of Paula's caliber to fill our director of nursing position," said Clarell Litchford, executive director of Scotia Village. "The director of nursing is a vital position within our community, and I think Paula is going to do a great job."
She resides in Laurinburg with her husband, Randy, .
Scotia Village is a continuing care retirement community in Laurinburg.
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