Weekend headlines: Winter Olympics, deadly plane crash in Moscow and 2 killed in I-77 crash

2018 Olympics heats up

The United States upped its medal count during this weekend’s Olympic events. Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard brought home the first gold medal for the U.S. in men’s slopestyle. Chris Mazdzer shocked the world with a silver medal after placing in men’s single luge, giving the U.S. its first medal in that category in Olympic history. You can find the full medal count, along with upcoming events, here.

Plane crashes after takeoff in Moscow

A regional jet heading 1,000 miles to a Russian town crashed shortly after takeoff from the Moscow airport Sunday afternoon. All 71 people – 65 passengers and six crew members – were killed. The plane was tracked falling 3,300 feet per minute before it lost signal and triggered a search party, according to FlightRadar24, a real-time plane tracking website. You can read the full story here.

Two killed in I-77 crash

Two people were killed after a driver hit a car on I-77 early Sunday morning in Charlotte, WSOC reported. The driver was charged with two counts of felony death with a vehicle and driving while impaired. You can read the full story here.


Trump’s ties to Russia lead back to Charlotte golf course | Top weekend headlines

Trump’s ties to Russia go south

James Dodson, a veteran reporter and author, has remained unchanged about Eric Trump telling him that a Lake Norman golf course was largely funded by Russian investment. Trump National Golf Club Charlotte is one of 17 locations that are “some of the most iconic golf properties and championship courses in the world,” according to the Trump Golf website. The Charlotte Observer confirmed with Dodson that he did not hear Eric Trump wrong when he said Carolina location was made possible by Russian financiers. You can read the entire story by clicking here.

Topgolf scoping out second location in Charlotte

As Topgolf prepares to open its first North Carolina location this summer, renderings of a second location are going before the Charlotte City Council meeting Monday, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.  Specifics have not been released, but there may be more answers after the city council meeting. You can read and see more here.

Patric Cannon says “anything else is God’s will” when it comes to running for office

Former Charlotte Mayor Patric Cannon made his first public appearance Saturday at the Black Political Caucus Forum after being released from prison, where he served time for federal corruption charges. When asked by reporters if he would ever try running for office again, Cannon said he is focusing on his family right now, but “anything else is God’s will.” You can read more about his first appearance by clicking here.

Concert Watch

Imagine Dragons announced they are coming to the Spectrum Center in November. You can buy tickets here.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be rocking out the Coca-Cola 600 in just two weeks. Why not add some rock n’ roll to racing? Ticket info here.