UNCC's Greek Village opens

CHARLOTTE -- Moving day finally came Thursday for UNC Charlotte fraternities and sororities eager to live in the university's new Greek Village.

It's been a frustrating year for many as construction delays put off move-in day five times.

Originally, Greeks were told they could move in last August, then October, then February, March and May. Some students were skeptical it would happen Thursday.

Lamda Chi Alpha sold its house on Mallard Creek Church Road in March, thinking its members would be able to move to the Greek Village, which was scheduled to open that month. Brothers who had lived in the house had to move into other campus housing.

"It hurt our socializing," fraternity President Stephen McIntosh, 24, said.

"It's good we get to move in before everyone else on campus," he said. "But it is like three or four months late from when they first promised."

The long-awaited Greek Village is off John Kirk Drive and houses 13 fraternities and sororities.