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Welcome to the October issue. October promises to be among the busiest months of the year! Our area has two of the signature events in this part of the state in the fall, as we celebrate OktoberFest in Hickory and BalloonFest in Statesville. These events offer the opportunity to get out and mingle with the crowd and enjoy live music, food and drink, crafts, and much more! Tell your friends and neighbors and make plans now to attend both events in the month of October! October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. Much progress has been made in the fight against this dreaded disease, but there is more work to be done. Early detection is key to a positive outcome. Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, controlling their weight, and staying physically active. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women behind skin cancer. Until next month, thank you for reading the October issue of Hickory Living Magazine!


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Ah, the weather has cooled off and fall has arrived in full color. Pumpkins, mums, and scarecrows decorate entrances to homes, and splashes of yellow, orange, and red naturally enhance the landscape. People are wearing pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and creative costumes are being designed and bought for Halloween. According to The Knot, October has become one of the most popular months for weddings, tied with September and surpassing June. Outdoor fall weddings are popular as the trend takes advantage of the cooler weather and beautiful scenery. The fall festival scene continues into October. In Hickory, Oktoberfest is the main event held October 13–15 downtown. The festival features hundreds of food and commercial vendors, amusement rides, carnival rides, two beer gardens, and three stages filled with entertainment. Oktoberfest opens on 8


Friday 5-11PM, Saturday 10AM-11PM, and Sunday Noon-5PM. Visit for more information. Carolina BalloonFest is the attraction to attend in Statesville held October 20–22 at the Statesville Regional Airport Weather permitting, morning balloon competitions and afternoon mass ascensions will astound the crowds. In addition, fun can be had by all with live entertainment, North Carolina wine and craft beer, festival food and a kid’s zone. Visit for daily schedules and ticket information. A trip to the mountains for some gorgeous scenery, a hike in the woods, an outing on the lake, or a visit to one of the many wineries in our area offer opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Don’t forget a visit to a pumpkin patch for that perfect jack-o-lantern, a stroll through a corn maze, or a hay ride just for fun.

As the month winds down and children ascend upon our neighborhoods dressed in their costumes, let’s work together to keep them safe. Turn on your porch light, clear out debris, and light the pathway to your door. Consider using LED or battery-operated candles instead of real candles in your pumpkins. Watch for children while you are driving, especially if there are cars parked on the side of the road. Trick-or-treaters are excited and having fun. They may not be paying attention and attempt to cross the road between cars. Adding reflective tape to your child’s costume will help drivers see them better. If you have older children who are going out with friends unsupervised, have a plan to know where they will go and who they will be with, and ask them to check in periodically. Finally, and this is the hardest one for me, try not to eat all the candy you bought for the kids! Although, a few pieces won’t hurt you.

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WHERE H EALT H A N D B E AU T Y M E ET By Kristie Darling

Anti-aging? Really? Yes! If you are not familiar with this specialty in aesthetics and medicine, you really need to take a look. In our region and around the greater Hickory area, you don’t need to go far—Vitality Anti-Aging Center & Medical Spa and its sister facility, Vitality Surgical Center, are convenient, lovely, and welcoming. Anyone who has ever thought of making improvements to their looks, their health, and their self-esteem should call for a consultation. Get your questions 12


answered by caring professionals who have helped so many achieve a new look and better health. Questions are free…results are priceless. Vitality Surgical Center The by-line of Vitality Surgical Center is, Serving the Surgical Aesthetic Needs of Men and Women. Just what does that mean, and are these services something you’re interested in exploring? “Aesthetics means dealing with the principles and meaning of beauty,” Grace McLaurin explained. “So, when we talk about


On the cover–Grace McLaurin, PA-C and co-owner of Vitality (seated), Todd Hinceman, NP-C and co-owner, and Tammy Ryan, NP Opposite page–Grace applying NovaThreads for lift and tightening of upper and lower face Pictured left–Todd administering BOTOX around the eyes for treatment of wrinkles, also known as “crows feet” (Photos by Shane Greene Photography)

aesthetic surgery, we are making a distinction between medical surgeries after an accident or illness and those procedures that focus on enhancing our body, our face, and certainly our sense of wellbeing. Remarkable results can be life changing.” Grace is a certified physician assistant and owner/partner at Vitality. She has invited some of the most sought after surgeons in Beverly Hills to practice their magic here in Hickory at Vitality Surgical Center: Dr. McCoy Moretz is medical director and partner at Vitality Surgical Center. He spends about half his time as a specialist in innovative cosmetic facial procedures with patients here in Hickory. During the other half, he performs surgery at FACE of Beverly Hills.

Due to Dr. Moretz’s skill, artistry, and innovative techniques and procedures, he has become a go-to for the who’s who of Hollywood, treating many patients from the film, television, fashion, and entertainment industries. Hollywood isn’t that far away anymore. Dr. Julie Edween’s focus is aesthetic cosmetic plastic surgery, as well as incorporating the newest techniques in non-surgical rejuvenation. With a keen attention to detail, meticulous surgical expertise, and a female perspective, she has attracted patients from across the US and around the world. Through her practice and consulting, both in Hickory and Beverly Hills, Dr. Edween empowers women in their understanding that your beauty is uniquely yours, not something

set by the media or society. She follows her own good advice and is a model for living a healthy life. Dr. David Feldmar’s double surgery specialties link cosmetic plastic surgery that enhances face and body with life-saving general and reconstructive surgery. “The best part about being a surgeon is my patients. I enjoy being able to help people become their best self,” Dr. Feldmar says. “I have always loved science and working with my hands.” His reputation as a skilled, compassionate surgeon is well known—in Beverly Hills, he’s quite famous. I suspect that distinction is following him to Hickory! Each of these surgeons goes the extra mile in service. They all give back gener-


Left to right– Dr. McCoy Moretz, medical director and partner of Vitality Surgical Center (Photo by Shane Greene), Dr. Julie Edween, Dr. David Feldmar (Photos provided by Vitality) HICKORY LIVING • OCTOBER 2017


ously to their community and to the world through charitable work with nonprofit organizations whose goals are to create a healthier and better planet. Their bios are on Vitality’s website—they are well worth reading. Aesthetic Surgical Procedures Wondering what these amazing doctors do? Their menu of services and procedures can work from head to toe: face and neck lifts; rhinoplasty (nose job); blepharoplasty (drooping eyelids); breast augmentation, lifts and reduction; tummy tucks; labiaplasty; Brazilian butt lifts; fat transfer; and mommy makeovers, a combination that targets post pregnancy body concerns. A new offering at Vitality Surgical Center is VASERlipo, a minimally invasive body contouring technology. Veins At Vitality One of Vitality’s newest offerings is Veins at Vitality. Vitality has partnered with Catawba Radiology Associates to offer today’s most advanced interventional treatments for varicose veins. These treatments are performed by Dr. Brian Rhodes and Dr. Ray Williams, CRA’s newest interventional radiologists. V-Infusion Hydration Center “IV hydration is the quickest, most effective way to feel better in any number of instances,” Office Manager Lori Winstead explained. “IV hydration is useful for athletes preparing or recovering from a rigorous workout or competition, patients recovering from illness, surgery, or injury. It’s perfect to get over jet lag or hangover—basically anytime you need to get hydrated or need an infusion of vitamins or medications or want to help prevent aging and stay on top of your game.” As with all medical treatments at Vitality, V-Infusion is medically supervised and individually formulated. “Our patients are educated,” Lori Winstead told me. “They’ve done their research about cosmetic surgery, spa treatments, and new, innovative procedures and products—they know what they’re looking for. So, we listen. We’ve incorporated the best of the best new technologies and advancements into our center so people can get excellent quality service right here, without a hospital visit or leaving town.”

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• Tammy Ryan, NP, checks vitals on patient during a medical visit. • Vitality Surgical Center is proud to offer VaserLipo High Def, the cutting edge in body sculpting. • Sherry Raschella, nurse assistant, monitors a patient during an IV infusion therapy treatment. (Photos by Shane Greene Photography) 14


Where Health And Beauty Meet In today’s fast-paced environment, finding a beautifully peaceful, restive, and restorative spa is a godsend. Vitality was the area’s first full-service, integrative medical spa catering to both men and women. Their approach is to help us feel great on the inside and look great on the outside. Services include primary healthcare; bio-identical hormone replacement for men and women; medically supervised weight loss and nutrition counseling; allergy testing and treatment; the newest Juvé-

derm fillers, Vollure and Vobella; CoolSculpting; microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, growth factor, or hylaronic acid; Vivace face, neck and body sculpting; Kybella for double chin fat removal; FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation and V-Shot which incorporates your own stem cells for improvement of stress urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and sexual response; FDA approved NovaThreads for face, brow, knee, and butt lifts, among other areas. As a full-service spa, facials, peels, body treatments, dermaplaning, waxing, and massage are all offered by experienced and certified professionals. Exceptional Skin Care And Supplements Senté is a very new skin care line that is based in scientific biotechnology for improved skin health and anti-aging results. “These advanced formula products are only available from physicians,” Lori said. “They address wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage and age spots, pores and skin texture. Sente’ can be incorporated with your current skincare regimen and our patients are getting phenomenal results.” Metagenics is a medical grade supplement line that can be customized to address your unique health and wellness needs. “In our approach to whole body health, we’re finding that supplementation is critical,” Lori continued. “Metagenics are tested against prescription drugs for helping control some chronic conditions, such as high cholesterol and lipids, and thyroid issues.” The goal at Vitality, in every instance, is to promote wellness and a sense of wellbeing, improve appearance, relax your mind and pamper your body. “We want to help people prevent disease, look their very best, feel great, and have more energy to enjoy life,” Grace said. When Health And Vitality Are Your Goal Each professional at Vitality Anti-Aging Center and Vitality Surgical Center is committed to be the best at what they do. They listen carefully to help understand what your health and beauty goals are and then offer you the highest quality services and products to meet, and exceed, your unique needs and desires. Browse the website to learn more—there’s a lot of information there! Get in touch to set up a complementary consultation…remember, questions are free and the results can be life changing!

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Left–Lance Sellers, president and CEO, of Peoples Bank leads the locally owned 105-year-old community bank headquartered in Catawba County in Newton, NC. Opposite page, left to right– “Be Exceptional” is a renewed promise and primary focus for Hickory market area executive Jeff Gniadek, senior vice president; Lance Sellers, president and CEO; and Newton Conover area executive Jody Street, senior vice president. Peoples Bank renewed their promise to strive to be exceptional and inspire others to be exceptional too.

Be Exceptional. By Meredith Collins | Photos by Shane Greene Photography

For 105 years, Peoples Bank has faithfully served the Catawba County area. This year, they took their commitment to customer service and community to a new level with a brand refresh. The new tagline, Be Exceptional, was added in March, along with updates to their digital platforms. CEO Lance Sellers started his career in banking in 1984. He joined Peoples Bank in 1998 as the chief credit officer. Growing up in Gaston County, this area is home for Lance and his family. “Being able to work with small, family-owned, local companies and to see them grow and succeed is what makes my job enjoyable,” Lance said. “You see how much you impact your community when you see the new jobs being created and the way that positively affects the community.” 18


Lance sees a special niche for the community bank. “We are a 105-year-old institution that’s always focused on providing exceptional customer service while selling to our customers, not what makes us the most money, but what customers need,” Lance said. “We have always done this, but we haven’t done a very good job of telling our story. Especially as we grew and expanded, we needed a brand refresh to better communicate our focus.”

While a lot of larger banks are closing branches, Peoples Bank is proud to be maintaining and growing. “A lot of banks are closing branches because so much is moving online,” Lance

said. “But for a community bank in rural small town communities, we need to have a branch presence to take care of the customers.”

Peoples Bank takes pride in providing jobs in their communities, 330 jobs in the area. “We take great pride in our employees and what they do to give back to our communities, both in time and money,” Lance said.

Peoples Bank is the last bank headquartered in Catawba County. “What really sets us apart is that we are a local bank, with local people who are involved in our community making the decisions,” Lance said.

The new slogan, Be Exceptional, is used both internally with employees and externally with customers. “It means different things for different people,” Lance said. “If we can provide exceptional customer service, we

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A Fun, Family Day By Heather Orrill

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Are you bored with the same mundane weekend routine? Would you like to try something new this fall or have a bit of adventure with your family this month? I have a few recommendations for an impromptu trip. Jetton Park is a great place to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The park is in the North Park region of Cornelius and spans 104 acres. Jetton Park has a great beach area, picnic shelters, playground, and tennis courts, along with a 1.3-mile bike trail, a 1.5-mile walking and roller blade trail, and a formal garden. If you are feeling hungry before or after visiting the park, a great place to stop is Birkdale Village. Families can dine on the patio at Brixx Pizza or EEZ Sushi and then grab dessert at Ben & Jerry’s or TCBY. Lake Lure is my all-time favorite choice for a day trip. The lake is 720 acres with about 21 miles of shoreline. Lake Lure is a man-made lake surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains, located east of Asheville. The mountain town has so much to

offer, including hiking, fly fishing, rock climbing, skiing, shopping, swimming, and boating. One of my favorite things to do while visiting Lake Lure is eat. There is dining for every occasion, from a candlelit dinner by the lake to a casual dinner at a pub or grille…they have it. At Larkin’s on the Lake, you can park your car or dock your boat and grab the best hamburger. Larkin’s also serves steaks, ribs, and seafood. Get served on a deck overlooking the lake for a casual dinner or dine inside for a more elegant dinner with white linens. Another great option for food is La Strada at Lake Lure. This is a great spot! Enjoy a meal on the patio while watching children frolic on the beach. Families can visit the beach for a day of swimming for a minimal fee, or a pontoon boat tour to take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful lake. Families can also hike up to the top of Chimney Rock with its stunning waterfalls and breathtaking views. Blowing Rock, NC is a short drive up the mountain with breathtaking views along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blow-

ing Rock’s unique downtown is filled with one of a kind shops and boutiques for hunting antiques, mod décor, and unique gifts. Aqua B has a new shop located at 110 Sunset Drive in Blowing Rock. Children can run, laugh, and play at Memorial Park on Main Street downtown, and adults can play basketball, tennis, or just relax in a rocking chair. Don’t pass up the delicious ice cream or fudge at Kilwin’s Chocolates. And, stop at CAMP Coffee and enjoy a dark, rich cup of coffee before heading down the mountain. There’s lots to do in Blowing Rock. Along with the downtown area you’ll find more shopping at Tanger Outlets. Bring your dogs—this is a very pet friendly place and you’ll meet friendly dogs everywhere. Plan some travel this October. Get out of your comfort zone, roll off your couch and step away from the television. Put your phone and electronics down so you can spend quality time with the people you love. Head to one of the spots I have suggested or choose one of your own to make memories that will last a lifetime! HICKORY LIVING • OCTOBER 2017


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sues that have reached a point where they no longer feel controllable or are simply making you feel uncomfortable. By tackling these things head on, you’ll build your confidence and rid your life of the negativity. Remember, there’s no one lording over you, forcing you to live your life a certain way. If things aren’t working, you can change them, or at least change your attitude toward the issue. Set Small Goals I think this applies most to work, debt, and exercise. When a task seems insurmountable, like losing 40 pounds or finishing a big project, the first step taken is often the hardest. By setting small goals, like waking up an hour earlier to go on a walk every day, your big obstacle will be broken down into attainable portions. By tackling each goal, your confidence will mount enough so you can conquer your overall goal.

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A friend recently confided in me that she felt “stuck.” I think we’ve all felt that way at one point or another. I’m in my midtwenties, and sometimes it feels as if my career/relationship/ life in general hasn’t reached the point where it should be. It’s easy to lose your identity sometimes when you’re a full-time employee, a parent, or just a person transitioning through life’s many changes. It’s important, in these moments, to recognize the issue, and to course-correct as soon as you can. Even though we all feel at some point that we’re not where we should be, sometimes we’re just too hard on ourselves. While having high standards for yourself is important, don’t beat yourself up about not meeting those goals every time. Sometimes, you need to take a step back and reevaluate to regain your confidence.

Positive Affirmation Sometimes, it feels like the world is beating you down. For women in particular, you’re often surrounded by unrealistic images of what your body and life are supposed to look like. It’s easy to get down on yourself from time to time. It may seem fake or cheesy, but giving yourself compliments really does help. I try to be mindful of when I’m having negative thoughts about myself so that I can replace them with positive ones. For instance, I’m the only person in my position at work without an MBA. I could let that hold me back, and sometimes I admittedly feel a little inferior because of it. Instead, I remind myself of the initiatives that I’ve accomplished to build back my self-esteem.

Take Time for Yourself Taking time for yourself is often overlooked, especially if you’re a parent, but it’s so important to do. If you don’t love yourself, who will? Take an afternoon to go to the movies, or relax in a peaceful bath. Whatever you do, make sure it feels like you’re treating yourself. No matter how great your friends, family, or spouse are, make sure that you are your own advocate and best Identify the Issue friend. A good way to put this into practice is to spend time More than likely, it feels like life has just gotten away from you, but is that really the case? Try pinpointing any specific is- alone doing something that makes you happy.

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