Carowinds releases video of Fury 325

Carowinds officials released their first test run video for their new coaster Fury 325.

The video was released late Wednesday afternoon and is taken from the riders point of view. Giving the viewer the feeling of actually being on the ride for the first drop.

Fury 325 will be debuting in the Spring, and will be the world’s fastest and tallest giga-coaster.

A giga coaster by Wikipedia definition, is a type of roller coaster with a height or drop that ranges from 300 feet (91m) to 399 feet (122m) and completes a full circuit.

The ride stands at 325 feet tall with an 81 degree initial drop. The ride reaches a high speed up to 95 miles per hour. Japan’s Steel Dragon 2000 will be moved to second place for the tallest giga coaster, standing at 318 feet tall.

Fury 325 is part of a $50 million-year expansion for the North Carolina park.


Victor Hampton released from Baltimore Ravens

Ravens player dropped

Ravens player dropped

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton was released following an arrest made in Charlotte.

Hampton, 22, was arrested in Charlotte for speeding, reckless driving, and possession of an open container over the weekend. Reported that he was driving 100 mph in a speed zone of 55 mph.

The team confirmed Monday that they will be dropping Hampton. Who signed with the Ravens in January.

Hampton never played or practiced with the Ravens while being signed.

Hampton studied at the University of South Carolina and is originally from Darlington, South Carolina.

President Obama coming to Columbia

President Obama will be visiting South Carolina on Friday for his first time since being President.

The President will be visiting Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina attending an event focusing on youth leadership.

Obama’s last visit to South Carolina was in 2008 during the Democratic primary against Hilary Clinton held at The University of  South Carolina (USC).

South Carolina is one of the last three states President Obama has yet to visit since being in office. Utah and South Dakota are the last two states for him to visit in the country.