The Rev. Billy Graham passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at the age of 99. Rev. Graham was a very humble man who preached the gospel throughout the world during a 60-plus year career. On Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 a motorcade departed from Asheville to Charlotte where admirers lined town streets and pulled along the roadside to pay respect to a man who had touched their lives. Family spokesman Mark DeMoss attempted to answer what the Rev. Graham would think about the coming days celebrating his life as America's Pastor.
The Rev. Billy Graham arrived at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Graham who died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 99 touched many lives. A motorcade including the hearse carrying his body departed Asheville, NC on a 130-mile route to Charlotte. The trip allowed admirers to pay homeage to the native Carolinian who preached the gospel throughout the world.
Graham and his family lived for many years in this small mountain town. He touched many lives as an evangelist but he also personally touched folks through simple, everyday interactions. We asked three people to tell their stories.
Five years ago, CMS embarked on a $19 million plan to fortify schools after the shooting at Sandy Hook. Now Superintendent Clayton Wilcox, who has held the top job less than a year, is reviewing everything from physical security to safety protocols. He convened principals Wednesday to talk about safety.
The city of Charlotte cut down the bradford pear trees along the median leading into the Wellington subdivision off Prosperity Church Road. The work began earlier this week. Debbie Ward a resident was disappointed when she returned Thursday evening to see the median bare except for a few limbs.