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Entries for March 2015

The Mitchell Community College Board of Trustees announced at its Wednesday March 25, 2015 board meeting that it has a contract to purchase the Old Davis Hospital site. The property, located west of the College’s Statesville Campus, will be the location for the College's new Health Science Building.
The purchase is the result of a collaborative effort and three-way partnership with Mitchell Community College, the City of Statesville and Iredell County.
“We are excited to be working with community leaders to bring this new addition to Statesville and Iredell County,” says Mitchell President, Dr. Tim Brewer. “The new Health Science Building will allow Mitchell to expand our innovative certificate, diploma and degree programs in high-demand fields, better preparing our students to excel.”
For more than a year, Mitchell and City leaders have been discussing options for the Health Science Building location. Following the successful 2014 bond referendum that will fund the construction, Mitchell, the City and County began negotiations on purchasing the Davis Hospital property.
The result is the purchase of the site from F.D. Godley at a cost of $404,000.00. Site preparation will take an estimated six months with construction beginning in 2017-2018. Mitchell, Iredell County and Statesville are all financially participating in the property's purchase. Details on the funding will be formalized in the near future.
"Statesville City Council has been on board from the beginning," said Mayor Costi Kutteh about the old Davis Hospital purchase. "Developing this property has been a priority for many years. We're excited to let our citizens know that our diligence in pursuing all leads and our patience in waiting for the right project has paid off. We're proud to be a part of it."
James Mallory, Chairman of the Iredell County Board of Commissioners, noted that “The proposed purchase, pending due diligence period for all parties, will be a win for all involved: the Citizens of Iredell County, Mitchell Community College, the City of Statesville, the neighboring homeowners, and the legacy of Dr. Davis.”

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