It’s been intense for the past five school years, as the $50 million Project LIFT that emerged has experimented with new paths to success, including a year-round calendar at Bruns, Druid Hills, Thomasboro and Walter G. Byers K-8 schools.
Many north Mecklenburg residents have lambasted the toll lanes as unfair. Others are upset that the project isn’t adding any extra free lane capacity to I-77 and that all of the expansion is with new express toll lanes.
Footage from officer Brian Walsh’s body camera shows a fatal shooting of Ukranian immigrant Iaroslav Mosiiuk, 25, in front of his sister’s house in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 8, 2017. The DA’s office investigated and later determined Walsh was justified in his use of force.
Thousands of sunflowers are blooming at the Draper Wildlife Management Area in York County off Brattonsville Road. The sunflowers are a popular attraction for tourists and photographers during the first couple of weeks in July. The area is free and open to the public.