With all the rain today, there was talk tonight’s game at Butler High School would be postponed. We just talked with Butler Athletic Director Jim Boone and he said the game will go on. It starts tonight at 7:30 and tickets are $6. The War Eagles are 7-4 for the season while Butler suffered its first loss last week against Independence and is 10-1.
After up and running for less than a year, Carolinas Health Care Systems is selling the CMC_Mint Hill Medical Plaza on Blair Road at I-485. The sale is a part of large scale sell-off by CMC that includes 15 other office buildings in the area to Nashville-based Healthcare Realty Trust. CMS will continue to operate as normal at the facility and will maintain long-term ground leases on the property.
[singlepic=331,320,240,,right]Tim Long reports General Growth Properties may be on the verge of bankruptcy. GGP and Childress Klein are the development companies who are building The Bridges at Mint Hill on Lawyers Road. Representatives from Childress Klein told Town Manager Brian Welch they fully intent to continue with the construction of the mall.
Edwin Tetenbaum reports on the Levine Senior Center’s Veteran’s Day celebration tonight. It’s going to be like “the old Bob Hope USO-type thing,” Levine Executive Director Dahn Jenkins said.
Columnist Leslie Southerland writes about her youngest son graduating to a big boy bed. When Leslie and her husband broached the subject with their youngest, he was excited about sleeping in the bunk bed with his older brother. “Actually, he was excited about sleeping in the top bunk, but we quickly explained that the ER copay on our insurance is $50, so he would be sleeping on the bottom bunk.”
This week’s editorial discusses the tax revaluation debate in Mecklenburg County.
In sports, Andrew Stark previews the Butler and Independence high school basketball seasons. Tim Long reports on last week’s Independence win over Butler in football at Memorial Stadium.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education on Nov. 12 approved additional construction work at the new Mint Hill high school. Costs of the work will not exceed $400,000.
The additional construction work is required to meet the North Carolina Department of Transportation requirements related to extending an existing road – Allen Station Drive – along the property line.
The extra work will also provide needed infrastructure, including storm water drainage, sidewalks and fire-line extensions. Additionally, it will provide one vehicular entrance to the campus. The second access point is still being planned.
The additional work will be funded by the 2007 bond referendum. Continue reading
The Charlotte Business Journal is reporting that home sales are down 31 percent from this time last year, a one percent decline. The number of closings dropped to 1,848 last month from 2,662 in October 2007. The average sales price fell to $216,777 from $217,504 a year earlier. The average number of days on the market was 134.