Local governments are considering whether to help Carowinds by giving more than $900,000 in incentives to the corporate owner of the theme park that straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina.
Some thrill seekers at Carowinds said they got more than a bird's eye view of Charlotte after getting buckled into one of the park's most popular rides: the WindSeeker.
The Carowinds amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line has shut down its new WindSeeker rides for safety checks.
Carowinds has reopened its new WindSeeker ride a day after it had stranded about two dozen riders high in the sky.
Carowinds amusement park has bought more than 60 acres of vacant land that will be used to expand the park.
Carowinds is preparing to hire 2,100 employees as the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line prepares for its 39th season.