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First look: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Halloween Horror Nights is up and running and screaming, of course, at Universal Studios theme park. The first night of the 28th annual fright fest featured the trademark frights, creatures, elaborate scenery and chainsaws we've come to expect, although one scary factor was the level of humidity. Hey, Universal, how about a haunted house based on frightful Florida weather conditions? Oh, let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've got a house-by-house, blow-by-blow report in the works, but here's five quick not-so-spoilery impressions from HHN28.

Want to see an amazing sight? 10,000-15,000 gulls Winter roost on Lake Norman

Each winter gulls flock to Lake Norman every night for a safe place to roost. Mostly they're ring-billed gulls but others like herring gulls also spend the night on the lake.