A 40-foot tall, 40,000-pound sculpture is being installed in the the plaza of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s fixed base operator facility, which serves private aviation. The public artwork, titled “Old Growth,” is by Asheville artist Hoss Haley, and is designed to evoke the presence of a tree. The cost was $265,000 according to the Arts and Science Council, which manages the public art programs for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Flooding from heavy rains in South Carolina during the first weekend in October displaced thousands and left even more without water. Amidst the chaos, neighbors pitched in to help save wedding dresses and couches, while the fire department distributed bottled water.
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