It’s a phenomenon that many people can’t wrap their minds around. A weed that spent all summer growing its way up through an orange safety cone, has captured the hearts of a whole town, and beyond. A few weeks ago, what was left of the robust green weed was decorated by an anonymous person for Christmas. Since then, it’s become a beacon of hope and humanity in Huntersville. That may sound hard to believe, but it’s the truth.
There weren’t many dry eyes in the house as Meg Ingle-Cheek started belting out Elvis Presley’s, “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. The show took place at Meg’s home, which is the Charlotte-based memory care facility, Brookdale South Park. For years, Meg was an entertainer. A show stopping singer with a voice that could bring a man to tears. She performed shows all over the world, often with her son Stephen and her daughter Michelle coming up to sing a few songs with her.
Since we first aired the story on Monday, the resilient weed growing inside a cone on the side of Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville has become a beloved icon. “My son has mowed around it all summer. We’re not sure why, he just did. And apparently the community has taken a liking to it,” said Madeline Phillips, who owns the property just behind the 'Cone Weed. '”PREVIOUS: WHO DID IT?
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Selecting a term
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