Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
BLOWING ROCK, NC (WBTV) - North Carolina's High Country provides some of the best vacation experiences in the Blue Ridge Mountains nestles along 100 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park has been operating between Boone and Blowing Rock on Highway 321 since 1957.
The Wild West Theme Park features a three mile ride on an authentic steam engine, complete with a wild west show.
WBTV has strong connections to Tweetsie Railroad, going all the way back to 1959. WBTV rented the whole park for a birthday party for TV personality Fred Kirby, who then spent nearly three decades as Tweetsie's marshal. WBTV News This Morning anchor John Carter was also a marshal at Tweetsie.
During the month of October, the park transforms at night into a spooky (but family-friendly) Halloween experience with the Ghost Train.
WBTV's Kelly Franson talked with theme park characters Jasper and Darkest Knight to find out what is so special about Tweetsie.