Boeing Starliner launches successfully; Ave Maria Grotto will undergo renovation; BHM airport traffic up over last year; North Alabama communities receive grant for environmental cleanup

The Boeing Starliner, powered by a rocket from United Launch Alliance in Decatur, successfully launched Wednesday

Boeing Starliner launches successfully

The Boeing Starliner, powered by a rocket from United Launch Alliance in Decatur, successfully launched Wednesday on its third try. The Starliner and its two-person crew are headed for the International Space Station. It’s Boeing’s first-ever crewed mission. ­– News 19

Ave Maria Grotto will undergo renovation

More than 100 structures in the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman will be restored in a major renovation of the tourist attraction on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey. Brother Joseph Zoettl built the structures over five decades. – Bama Buzz

BHM airport traffic up over last year

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Traffic at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport from January to April was up 8% over the same time period last year. The airport saw 969,433 passengers in the first four months of 2024.  – Bham Now

North Alabama communities receive grant for environmental cleanup

Site assessment projects to determine what it will take to transform areas with potential environmental concerns will be funded in Athens, Fort Payne and Gurley via a $1.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The assessments will be overseen by TARCOG, the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments. ­ – Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Capstone completes Meridianville construction

Capstone Building Corp. has completed construction of Leo at Flint Crossing, a $54 million rental development in Meridianville. The 360,500-square-foot complex includes 266 single-family units. – Hville Blast

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