Update on Presbyterian Hospital-Mint Hill

In Thursday’s Mint Hill Times it was reported the completion date for the Presbyterian Hospital under construction at Albemarle Road and Interstate 485 was Fall 2010. Preston Smith, who is in marketing at the hospital, emailed late Friday and said the hospital currently has no set date.

“The zoning and DOT due diligence processes took longer than expected, we don’t have a new date at this time.”

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Butler wrestling finishes second in North Carolina state duels

Butler wrestling got off to a fast start against Cary at the finals of the state wrestling duels yesterday. Cary stormed back and won its third consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A dual team wrestling crown and eighth in the 20-year history of the event. The Imps rolled past Butler 43-18 at Cary High School.

Butler finished the dual-team campaign with a 21-4 record.

The Imps were appearing in their ninth consecutive championship match and 14th all-time as they ran their perfect record to 36-0 on the season.

Butler, which advanced to the state finals after earning the Western Regional title on Friday night with a pair of victories, jumped out to a 6-0 lead with decisions in the first two matches at 135 and 140 pounds. But the Imps got it rolling, paced by the performances of Gabe Brotzman at 152 pounds and Eloheim Palma at heavyweight. The Cary duo shared the Most Valuable Performer award for the championship match.

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Goodall offers senate seat–literally–for Duke-Carolina tickets

State Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, is offering his [singlepic=636,320,240,,right]senate seat for tickets to next week’s Duke-Carolina basketball game. Goodall put his leather senate seat, stitched with his name and the Senate seal, on Ebay is exchange for the tickets. The chair is worth about $700. Goodall knows because he bought the chair from the State when the  senate offices were redecorated. A 2007 law prohibits using the senate seal for commercial purposes. Goodall said the whole thing is just an elaborate joke and he wouldn’t go near tickets if someone actually offered them to him.

“In real life, I want to keep my Senate seat,” said the retired CPA, who played a season of basketball at UNC Charlotte. But “maybe if politicians could laugh at ourselves more, people wouldn’t laugh at us as much.”

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Butler wrestling competes tonight in state duels

Butler wrestling (19-3) competes tonight against Northwest Guilford (22-3) for the right to face perenial powerhouse Cary (35-0) in the finals.  The match is at Concord Jay Robinson. From the NCHSAA:

 Championships in four classifications will be decided on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association¹s 20thannual dual team wrestling championships. The championships are held on high school campuses and this year the Eastern champions are the hosts. All of the teams advancing to the Saturday championship matches in 2-A, 3-A and 4-A either earned a pair of victories on Thursday night or are wrestling tonight to gain a shot at the state title. Continue reading

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