Former Mayor John Belk in front of the Queen Charlotte fountain at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 1997. As mayor in the 1970s, Belk fought for airport bonds to expand existing facilities and add a terminal. Voters approved the bonds in 1978.
Former Mayor John Belk in front of the Queen Charlotte fountain at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 1997. As mayor in the 1970s, Belk fought for airport bonds to expand existing facilities and add a terminal. Voters approved the bonds in 1978. PATRICK SCHNEIDER PATRICK SCHNEIDER
Former Mayor John Belk in front of the Queen Charlotte fountain at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 1997. As mayor in the 1970s, Belk fought for airport bonds to expand existing facilities and add a terminal. Voters approved the bonds in 1978. PATRICK SCHNEIDER PATRICK SCHNEIDER

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