Charlotte man creates new exhibit dedicated to city’s iconic signs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Spectrum News 1 first introduced you to Christopher Lawing back in January of this year, he was just a native Charlottean documenting history through signs.    What You Need To Know  Christopher Lawing began documenting Charlotte’s iconic and historic signs 10 years ago thanks to a high school photography project He partnered … Read more

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade preps underway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The countdown is on for the annual Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Crews are already hard at work and dusting off some of the famous floats.   What You Need To Know After going virtual in 2020, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade is back in person this year to mark the … Read more

Historic Monroe theater reopens for first public events in decades

MONROE, N.C. — An old theater in the heart of downtown Monroe has a new lease on life. The now-named Dowd Center Theatre has been a longtime tenant on the 100 block of South Main Street, sitting next to a sandwich shop and across from other restaurants. Originally opened as a movie theater in 1940, … Read more

Mint Hill scarecrow contest underway

MINT HILL, N.C. —  Get ready to vote for the best scarecrow.    What You Need To Know People can vote for their favorite scarecrow until Oct. 23  You don’t have to live in Mint Hill to vote You can find a list of scarecrow locations online   The town of Mint Hill is decorated in … Read more

All aboard! The Polar Express returns under new COVID-19 requirements

SPENCER, N.C. — If you want to board The Polar Express this holiday season, riders will first have to provide either proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test. The North Carolina Transportation Museum says the popular train ride attraction is returning November through December. The magic returns this Nov 12-13, 19-21, & 26-28 … Read more

Your guide to saving money at the N.C. State Fair

RALEIGH, N.C. — The largest event in North Carolina returns on October 14, bringing in around a million people to hop on rides, see local vendors and dig into delicious fair food.  What You Need To Know Save up to 40% on admission, ride sheets and wrist bands before or on October 14 You can … Read more

Asheville ghost tour ranked top 15 spookiest in U.S.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — If you have an interest in the supernatural or just doing something fun and spooky for Halloween, Asheville has one of the spookiest walking ghost tours in the country. That’s according to a recent list published by Tripadvisor, which ranked the Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour by Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours one … Read more