Medical center expansion: Carolinas HealthCare System has launched a project to add a freestanding emergency department and support services to Carolinas Medical Center NorthCross. The facility is the fourth of its kind to be introduced in the region. The department at CMC-NorthCross will have nine treatment bays and two observation rooms. Cost estimate is roughly $8.8 million, and completion is anticipated in fall 2011, on Statesville Road off Interstate 77's exit 25.
Rotary donation: The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg has donated $1,800 to The Bin of Huntersville. Proceeds came from the Rotary's annual fall golf tournament, which raised more than $7000 for local charities. The Bin is a volunteer organization that provides donated furniture, appliances and home goods for families that need a helping hand. Bin details: 704-948-5612. Rotary details: www.northmeckrotary.org.