LatinosYMas https://comitefiestaspatrias.org Comite para la Celebracion de Fiestas Patrias Latinoamericanas en Charlotte USA, Historia Latinoamericana en USA, Tradiciones Latinoamericanas en USA Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:09:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://i2.wp.com/comitefiestaspatrias.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cropped-Fiestas-512.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 LatinosYMas https://comitefiestaspatrias.org 32 32 128998258 North Carolina Haunted House Guide 2019 – Charlotte, NC Patch https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/north-carolina-haunted-house-guide-2019-charlotte-nc-patch/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:09:38 +0000 https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/north-carolina-haunted-house-guide-2019-charlotte-nc-patch/ NORTH CAROLINA — ‘Tis the season to get spooked and scared — and there’s no shortage of haunted attractions in the Tar Heel State. Here’s a look at some of the spookiest sites to scare [...]

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NORTH CAROLINA — ‘Tis the season to get spooked and scared — and there’s no shortage of haunted attractions in the Tar Heel State. Here’s a look at some of the spookiest sites to scare up a terrifying good time for Halloween 2019.

Did we miss any? If there’s a haunted house you love that’s not on the list, send an email to kimberly.johnson@patch.com.


Scarowinds
Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Say organizers: “Fear rises when darkness falls as Carowinds is transformed from a ‘theme park’ into a ‘scream park’ during the annual Halloween haunt of SCarowinds. Experience the thrills of your favorite rides and the chills of terrifying haunted attractions and shows. With over 500 ghastly monsters waiting to feed off your screams in our haunted mazes, there’s no place to hide during the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event.”

Ghost Train
Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Say organizers: “Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghouls will enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costume, trick-or-treating on Main Street, watching the Black Light Puppet Show and taking in the amusement rides in the Creepy Carnival.

Scarrigan Farms
Carrigan Farms, West Entrance, 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC

Say organizers: “On select October nights our 170 acre farm is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region. If you are looking for a new and out of the ordinary way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this October, Scarrigan Farms is the place for you. This is not a trail for kids. If you’re under 12 come back when you’re old enough. We’ll be waiting. If someone hasn’t peed in their pants by the end of the night we know we haven’t done our job.”

Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
Mountain View Golf Center, 4064 Mountain View Street, Gastonia, NC

Say organizers: “Settled in the backwoods of the South Fork River, the Hickory Grove Haunted Trail is one of the original and oldest haunted attractions in the Charlotte, N.C. area. The staff here at HGHT is dedicated to giving our visitors the thrill they are seeking. Our guides will lead you through a dark winding path filled with uncertainty and suspense! If you’re ready for a heart pounding stroll on a brisk autumn night. If you have a passion for Horror or are curious about the unknown or unseen. We dare you to enter our woods!”

Camp Fear
601 Princess Lane, Hiddenite, NC

Say organizers: “Camp Fear has gone around the world and brought back the most horrifying creatures of international legends and lore. Are you brave enough to face them all? What are you afraid of ?”

Lake Hickory Haunts
520 Carolina Ave., Hickory, NC

Say organizers: “Known as the best haunt in the Carolina’s, Lake Hickory Haunts is a one of a kind haunted theme park; featuring a large body of water, surrounded by 9 unique haunted attractions. Within these attractions, you will discover awe-inspiring immersive environments, multi-dimensional special FX, and breathtaking scares.”

Midway Wicked Woods
114 Midway Drive, Statesville, NC

Say organizers: “Come join us and walk the “Midway Wicked Woods” during our 24th year. You will be transported on a wagon to the entrance, where you will be dropped off to walk the “Midway Wicked Woods” unguided and on your own! In the darkness of night you will walk the trail through many scary buildings, a 600ft totally dark maze and hold on tight as you venture into the spinning “Tunnel of Terror”. Be sure to wear the 3D glasses in our 3D Clown Room!
You will walk through the Haunted Graveyard where the Dead Are NOT Always DEAD. See if you can make it out ALIVE! During the Harvest Moon be on the look out for Wicked Willie. He will be watching and waiting for you!”


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NC treasurer: Charlotte officers retiring, returning to work violates state law – WSOC Charlotte https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/nc-treasurer-charlotte-officers-retiring-returning-to-work-violates-state-law-wsoc-charlotte/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:09:37 +0000 https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/nc-treasurer-charlotte-officers-retiring-returning-to-work-violates-state-law-wsoc-charlotte/ Loading… 0 NC treasurer: Charlotte officers retiring, returning to work violates state law CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina State Treasurer told Channel 9 Charlotte’s practice of letting officers retire and return to work violates state [...]

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The state statute, however, defines retirement as “the commencement of monthly retirement benefits, along with the termination of employment and the complete separation from active service with no intent or agreement, expressed or implied, to return to service.”

The key phrase under review is “no intent or agreement, expressed or implied to return to service.”

[PAST COVERAGE: CMPD Chief Kerr Putney retiring at end of year, but will return for RNC]

Did the City of Charlotte’s announcement that Putney is retiring, taking a hiatus and then returning jeopardize its plan?

The city doesn’t appear to think so.

In a statement, the City of Charlotte said: “There is no intent to circumvent the law. The statute does not prohibit hiring back a retiree, which is a widely accepted practice across the country. The statute defines retirement but does not define the terms by which a retiree may return for limited service. We plan to have Chief Putney return to the city in 2020 to run the day-to-day operations of our police department and lead security efforts surrounding the Republican National Convention next summer, while following all rules for retiree hire-backs. We will seek further clarification from the North Carolina retirement system.”

>> In the video below, Channel 9’s Mark Becker digs into the impact of “hire backs” on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and public safety.

Folwell said members of his staff plan to visit the city and determine how many other officers have been hired back this way.

“This is a big goal with a very short deadline for them to agree to explain to us how this happened across a number of years and the amount of people. And we will have to figure out a remedy for how to deal with that,” Folwell said.

That remedy could potentially include recouping funds from officers who have collected retirement benefits.

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“This could potentially be huge. We have a lot of officers that are working in this hire back program,” said Chris Kopp, with the Fraternal Order of Police. “There is a huge financial impact these officers could be facing.”

Hired back officers mainly work at big events like Panthers games in areas such as traffic and security, or they can be assigned to the Cold Case Unit, solving unsolved homicide and rape cases. 

The City of Charlotte canceled a formal press conference scheduled for Wednesday announcing Putney’s retirement amid the questions about whether their transition plan is in violation of state law.

It’s unclear when or if the press conference will be rescheduled.

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Avoid washing your clothes for 5 days, officials warn town on North Carolina coast – Charlotte Observer https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/avoid-washing-your-clothes-for-5-days-officials-warn-town-on-north-carolina-coast-charlotte-observer/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:16:40 +0000 https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/avoid-washing-your-clothes-for-5-days-officials-warn-town-on-north-carolina-coast-charlotte-observer/ Avoid washing your clothes for 5 days, officials warn town on North Carolina coast  Charlotte Observer Powered by WPeMatico

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Heres North Carolinas Most Popular Halloween Costume: Google – Charlotte, NC Patch https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/heres-north-carolinas-most-popular-halloween-costume-google-charlotte-nc-patch/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:00:36 +0000 https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/heres-north-carolinas-most-popular-halloween-costume-google-charlotte-nc-patch/ NORTH CAROLINA — Dressing up for Halloween just got a little more tech savvy. Google recently released a list of the Halloween costumes people are searching for the most this year in the United States, [...]

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NORTH CAROLINA — Dressing up for Halloween just got a little more tech savvy. Google recently released a list of the Halloween costumes people are searching for the most this year in the United States, and North Carolina’s favorite spooky get-up is none other than IT.

And what could possibly be creepier than a Stephen King character that is an evil shape-shifting killer clown that preys on children’s fears?

Google teamed up to present the data with Frightgeist, an interactive Halloween website powered by Google Trends. For the state-by-state breakdown of the most popular Halloween costumes, the two companies looked at only the top-searched terms during September.

Our state loves scary clowns and so does the rest of the country. IT was the most searched Halloween costume nationwide.

IT was the lead halloween costume searched in 15 states, with the always classic witch coming in second at 11 and dinosaur in third with eight states. Fortnite was the most searched Halloween costume in two states.

For those looking to celebrate the spooky holiday with their special someone, Lilo and Stitch, Bonnie and Clyde, and Cosmo and Wanda were the three most searched couples’ costumes. Google made sure to remember our furry four-legged family members too, but you might not like what it found: The most popular dog costume was a Chucky doll outfit.

In the cutest data result, the top trending search option for baby costumes was a banana.

Google and Frightgeist also found the break-out costumes of 2019. Of all things, White Claw is trending way up.

Since the beginning of this year, searches for ‘white claw halloween costume’ are up more than 1,450 percent. Costumes related to “The Avengers,” “Stranger Things,” “Toy Story,” and Spider-Man are also gaining serious traction.

“Beetlejuice” took home the top spot for most searched Halloween movie. Halloween cookies were the No. 1 most searched Halloween recipe, and (who knew?) Halloween curtains was the top Halloween decor searched term.

Here are the overall 15 most searched Halloween costumes for 2019:

  1. IT
  2. Witch
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Dinosaur
  5. Descendants
  6. Clown
  7. Fortnite
  8. Chucky
  9. 1980s
  10. Unicorn
  11. Rabbit
  12. Pirate
  13. “Stranger Things”
  14. Mouse
  15. Harley Quinn

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9 Investigates: Safety for North Carolina prison workers – WSOC Charlotte https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/9-investigates-safety-for-north-carolina-prison-workers-wsoc-charlotte/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:00:35 +0000 https://comitefiestaspatrias.org/9-investigates-safety-for-north-carolina-prison-workers-wsoc-charlotte/ Loading… 0 9 Investigates: Safety for North Carolina prison workers CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Channel 9 has been investigating the safety of prisons statewide since the attacks at Pasquotank Correctional Institution during an October 2017 failed [...]

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[Charlotte prison officials discuss safety following prison attack]

On Thursday at 5:15 p.m., anchor Allison Latos speaks with the victims’ families about their repeated requests for better safety that went unanswered.

“I was fairly certain I was going to die,” victim George Midgett told Latos.

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