ONE YEAR AGO...
THIS time last year, Whitsunday local Charlie Bell had his dream of meeting the Today Show team come true.
Charlie, who was born with a rare syndrome, met the crew when they broadcast live from Airlie Beach for their We Love Australia tour.
The location of the Airlie Beach markets was a popular talking point when Whitsunday Regional Council released a proposal to solve issues raised by stallholders, including an unpleasant smell from nearby toilets and illegal camping.
Current Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen awoke to find his campaign signs had been defaced – quite literally.
And the community paid tribute to former Whitsunday local, Billie Kinder, who was tragically killed in a horse riding accident.