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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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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It’s not just MH’s mall that’s stalled

General Growth said to Mayor Ted Biggers and Town Manager Brian Welch the Bridges at Mint Hill is being delayed so offsite work can catch up with onsite work. Apparently, Mint Hill is not the only town where General Growth has stalled a mall project. Elk Grove Promenade is “on hold,” according to the Elk Grove Citizen newspaper in California. Rumor is that General Growth has also put the breaks on a billion dollar project in Las Vegas.

General Growth releases its second quarter earnings tomorrow after the market closes. We should know more by then.

Read more in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.

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Hernandez charity softball tournament

A charity softball tournament at Frank Liske Park in Concord starts August 4 to raise money for Greg Hernandez’s family. He was killed April 11. The event features a silent auction and raffle, and the proceeds will be donated to the Hernandez’s wife Marla and her four children.

Teams should register by August 1 to enter the 10-day tournament. The entry fee is $200. For more information, call Mark Tracy at 704-743-5187 or click here.

Read more in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.

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What will Mint Hill’s new town hall look like?

A design for Mint Hill’s new town hall could be approved by the Board of Commissioners tonight. The new town hall is a two-story structure made of brick—something more traditional than the current structure—but there are no specific design details yet.

The board discusses the project at 6:30 pm in town hall with architect David Creech and his team. The public can attend, but it cannot comment during the meeting.

Find out how the project progresses July 31 in The Mint Hill Times.

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