Thunder Road, a wooden roller coaster that has been a fixture at the Carowinds amusement park for the past 39 years, will carry its final riders on July 26. The roller coaster is being removed to make way for expansion of the park, officials said.
The 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held May 27-28 in Washington, D.C. But while many eyes will be glued to the 285 spellers' mastery of the language, here are some numbers to help you understand the bee.
The Memorial Day weekend fun is underway. Speed Street continues today with the Nathan's Hot dog Eating Contest, and music by "The Voice" winner Craig Wayne Boyd and Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx. Want to get out of Charlotte, but not travel too far? Head to Cornelius or Mint Hill for some fun.