A state of many contrasts, North Carolina is home to beaches, forests and mountains with conservative towns and liberal-leaning cities tucked away amidst them. With epic outdoor activities and communities to explore and, of course, old-time Southern charm; the Tar Heel State is a fascinating place to visit. While its shoreline is home to lots of barrier islands, the Piedmont region is made up of rolling hills and fertile farms. In the west are the beautiful Blue Ridge Moutains which boast the highest peaks east of the Mississippi. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in North Carolina.
Flavor Flav is not feeling the vibes at Spirit Airlines. He’s definitely about to break out a sweet rendition of 9-1-1’s a joke. Flav is straight up not having a good time after narrowly missing a flight in Las Vegas.
A United Airlines flight attendant was sent to the hospital following an altercation with an angry, shouting passenger on a flight to Chicago Sunday morning. A woman holding a small child was shown screaming and being told to “step back” by an attendant aboard a flight from San Francisco International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in a video posted to Twitter. “Where is it?” the woman yelled out after screaming in the plane’s aisle, the video captured and uploaded by Peter Kondelis shows. “Ma’am, we are landing,” a female flight attendant told her. Then the situation turned frantic.
Taking a train in the U.S. is often more expensive than flying and more expensive than intercity train systems in other developed countries, which often have even faster trains and better service. But Amtrak, the federally funded company that runs many of America’s passenger trains, has never made money. In fact, the company has a $42 billion repair backlog and in 2021 wasn’t even able to cover half of its expenses from ticket revenue. That business comes mostly from the populous Northeast Corridor, where tickets are quite pricey. Ridership is slowly recovering from an all-time low due to the pandemic, and now Amtrak wants to expand service in a major 15-year plan, with $66 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.