Sports cars no match for North Carolina beach sand


COROLLA ‘ Sports car drivers are finding all the horsepower they bring to the North Carolina Outer Banks does them no good in the sand. Sgt.

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Sgt. Joey Davidson of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office said the sports cars bottom out in the sand and get stuck regardless of how powerful the car is, The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports.

Soft sand is unforgiving to sports cars that are built low to the ground, said Kit Williams, coordinator for the Cape Fear Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America.

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A Challenger, a BMW, a red Corvette, a Dodge Viper and a classic Porsche were all recently stuck in the sand.

The long and relatively isolated beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Currituck Outer Banks are two of the favorite driving spots. The beaches aren’t as busy with traffic during the winter so the sand is not churned up and soft as it can be during the summer. Rain can pack the sand down.

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Photos: Today in History: Feb. 15 | Photo Galleries

Windy. Periods of rain and snow this evening will become snow showers overnight. Low 28F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 90%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

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Pope Pius XI being carried on his Gestatorial Chair into the Sistine Chapel, Rome as he celebrates the eighth anniversary of his coronation on Feb. 15, 1930. Members of the Roman Nobility and members of the Diplomatic Corps were among those present. (AP Photo)

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler is shown at a movie premiere in Berlin, Germany, February 15, 1933. (AP Photo)

Russian Cavalry engaging in maneauvers in Moscow, February 15, 1933. The Army consists of 650,000 members, but Soviet officials claim they can put in the field a force of several millions in a short time. (AP Photo)

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Live Updates: City Says No Serious Florence-Related Injuries in Charlotte

No serious injuries related to Florence were reported in Charlotte this past weekend, city officials said in an afternoon press conference.’

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City Manager Marcus Jones called Charlotte’s preparation and response to the storm a ‘celebration of communication.’

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‘We’re concentrating a lot of ouf staff effort on tree removal,’ Davis said. ‘It will take a lot of time to work through it. We would ask for patience and we would ask that you remain vigilant.’

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said department personnel answered more than 61,000 calls for service, answered more than 445 blocked road calls and responded to 156 traffic accidents. He thanked Charlotte residents for heeding warning to stay put and wait out the storm, and said that had a lot to do with the lack of serious injuries.’

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