Team Elam finishes 4th in fundraiser

The Elam-N8 Cancer team raised more than $26,435.34 at this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Booty bike raceĀ  to help fight cancer. It was the 4th highest amount raised of any team in the competition. Team member Charles Cullen raised the most money for an individual–$23,852.85. Way to go guys!

In the spring, the Mint Hill Athletic Association named a field for Brandon Elam, a former MHAA baseball player. Brandon passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

**UPDATE: The 24 hours of booty Web site updated its stats–Team Brandon Elam drops to 5th place. No worries, it’s still an awesome performance!

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Holloman still not enrolled in Rock Hill

DeVonte Holloman

DeVonte Holloman

Former Independence defensive back DeVonte Holloman is still not officially enrolled at his new school, according to The Rock Hill Herald. Holloman needs to sign a statement affirming his parents are separated and he moved to the Rock Hill South Pointe district with his father. Holloman left Independence earlier this summer.

He was joined at South Pointe by Independence teammate Dominique Walker. The Herald reported there are questions about Walker’s eligibility. The district could rule him ineligible because he was suspended for 14 games while at Independence.

According to the Herald, South Carolina High School League rules say players must be eligible in a sport to play after transferring to another school.

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Presbyterian Hospital breaks ground, finally

Mark Billings, chief operating officer of Presbyterian Hospital

Mark Billings, chief operating officer of Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital broke ground Tuesday for its new facility outside of Mint Hill. The 50-bed hospital will be constructed near the Interstate 485 and Albemarle Road interchange. Mint Hill elected officials and staff attended the event. Troy Pollard was a huge supporter for the project and spoke at the ceremony.

Pollard said the community welcomes the new facility with open arms. Read more about the ceremony Thursday in The Mint Hill Times.

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Produce man sets up stand in MH

David White has been selling produce since he was kid. Since 2003, his Providence Produce has opened three produce stands and a warehouse. One of the produce stands is at the corner of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and Lawyers Road. Read his story in the Thursday Mint Hill Times.

**Note to gardeners: take your veggies to the Providence Prroduce stand in Mint Hill and they will pay cash per pound on the spot.

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Mint Hill man’s complaint nets $78,000 fine

Bluenc.com blogs about Mint Hill’s Thomas Strini who filed two complaints with the Federal Election Commission that cost the National Association of Realtors a nice chunk of change.

From BlueNC.com:

In a little noticed action in 2007 the National Association of Realtors was fined $78,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violations of election law including $282,500 spent on mailings and advertisements expressly advocating the election of Richard Burr for Senate in 2004.

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Design inches forward on new town hall

Progress was made last night on the new town hall. Board members met with architects for more than an hour discussing the project’s design. The board chamber will be open to the second story, but nobody can view a meeting from upstairs for security reasons.

The exterior features a four-column portico on both sides of the building with large arched windows on each side of the portico. Town Manager Brian Welch claimed one of those corner offices immediately, but Commissioner Lloyd Austin jokingly suggested suspending the town manager’s office above the board chamber.

There is no date set for the next design workshop.

More on the new town hall in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.

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