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Wrong-sized girders on the Hawthorne Lane bridge project delayed the bridge's reopening until April.
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Work gets back on track this week on the Hawthorne Lane bridge over Independence Boulevard after wrong-sized steel girders slowed the project to a crawl. The news comes not a moment too soon for neighbors and nearby businesses. 

David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte’s Gold Line streetcar opened four years ago, but the Charlotte Area Transit System announced Tuesday that it’s shutting the entire line down for more than 18 months starting June 3.

The Gold Line phase 2 project adds stops west of uptown and east of the current terminus at Hawthorne Avenue and Fifth Street.

Construction has halted on the Hawthorne Avenue bridge over Independence Boulevard that's part of the city's Gold Line streetcar extension project. Charlotte Area Transit system says steel girders were made the wrong size.

CATS Blue Line train

Service on the LYNX Blue Line will return to normal beginning Monday morning, Charlotte Area Transit System says. 

Firefighters say the Party Rock Wildfire near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure has been fully contained, thanks in part to 0.4 inches of rain that fell Monday night through Tuesday. Firefighting crews have begun packing up and dismantling their fire camps Tuesday morning as they head for home. 

Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state.