They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Smokey and the Bandit.".
Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, musician Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend's commencement ceremony.
The Matthews Sportsplex's second phase of construction was unveiled this past Saturday with a Charlotte Independence game. The additional construction added more fields, a championship field with 2,500 spectator seats, walking and cross country trails, a playground and restrooms. With the expansion, the site can also host a variety of high level events.
Jeff SinerThe Charlotte Observer
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