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More is coming out about the safety of the light rail in Charlotte. Channel 3 in Charlotte is reporting we know now that several CATS light rail trains derailed last year.
City leaders in Charlotte just learned about a derailment that happened ten months ago. No was has been injured in the derailment incidences. WBTV reports: ” Information from CATS and the U.S. Department of Transportation shows the first incident happen on May 21, 2022. A LYNX Blue Line train was traveling north between the Scaleybark and Woodlawn stations when the derailment happened just south of the grade crossing of Old Pineville Road, near South Boulevard.”
WBTV uncovered that three derailments in all occurred in 2022. The biggest issue here is that city officials were not alerted . The public was also not made aware.
So what is the problem? According to Brent Cagle, interim CATS CEO, the root cause has been identified as a faulty bearing.
For more details ,check out the story from WBTV.
This Tiny Town In North Carolina Was Just Named One Of The Nation's Best
The south is full of small towns. We talk about them often, and there are plenty to showcase. Then of course there are the major cities, which also get some respect and notoriety. But when you are craving a getaway where time really does slow down, and you can feel a part of the culture sometimes a small town is even too big. So perhaps plan a visit to a “tiny town”. The experts over at Southern Living Magazine and their readers recently voted on a list of the South’s Best Tiny Towns. And one tiny town in North Carolina was featured. Towns on the list are all under 10,000 population. And one in Texas has less than 100 residents who call it home.
In total twenty-one tiny towns were featured on this list. I’ve already told you one is in North Carolina, and it’s a place I’ve visited countless times. There are also two coastal South Carolina tiny towns featured. There is also a Smoky Mountain town that’s not too far from the North Carolina border. Additionally, another Tennessee town, and a couple from Georgia. While I haven’t visited every place they included on this list, the ones I have been I’d recommend! So the next time you’re in the mood for a weekend getaway perhaps try this tiny town in North Carolina or one of the others. Keep reading to see the North and South Carolina towns featured or you can read the full Southern Living analysis here.