Catherine Lane

Weekdays Morning Show Co Host/Middays

Prepare for your storm

Did you all have storms at your house Wednesday night?  We did and they were fast and furious in Clover where I live.  Something really bizarre happened in Stanly County. A lightning strike actually caused a road to explode.  That’s right, explode.

To my knowledge no one was harmed and that is a miracle because that lightning cracked that street into.  It happened on Hartley-Burris Road north of Oakboro.

According to Channel 9 a tree was struck then the force went through the roadway.  It obviously is closed and no word on reopening.  To get all the details just check them out right here

10 Of The Oddest and Largest Roadside Attractions In North Carolina

We’ve all been on the family road trip and seen the gimmicky roadside attractions they hope you’ll stop at. I’m sorry to admit I have never stopped, even though there are a lot of rather interesting roadside attractions in North Carolina. I did drive by one mentioned on the list, in Thomasville, on my way to a dance competition years ago. Couples were taking prom photos in front of a giant chair. That memory has stuck with me for years!

Several ‘world’s largest” items on this list include furniture, frying pans, and a religious reference. There are also some things I’d classify as ‘oddities’ a term I can’t remember the last time I used. And finally, there are just some interesting attractions you may have not known our state had. Have you ever been to any of these locations? Did we miss any? Let us know on social media! Here are 10 of the oddest and largest roadside attractions in North Carolina.



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Roadside America

  • World's Largest Chest of Drawers- High Point, NC

  • World's Largest Ten Commandments- Murphy, NC

  • Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum- Wilson, NC

  • Satellite Park-Durham, NC

  • Shangri La Stone Village- Prospect Hill, NC

  • Belhaven Memorial Museum- Bellhaven, NC

  • World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair- Thomasville, NC

  • Giant Concrete Legs- Henderson, NC

  • World's Largest Frying Pan- Rose Hill. NC

  • Seashell Shaped Gas Station- Winston-Salem, NC

  • Gallery: Roadside Attractions Across America