NC woman loses 2 daughters in separate car crashes in one week

Ciera McCorkle, Ambra Hunt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) —

A North Carolina woman is mourning the loss of two of her daughters, both of whom were killed in separate car crashes last week.

Larissa McCorkle’s youngest daughter, 25-year-old Ciera McCorkle, died Saturday afternoon in a collision with a marked Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police vehicle.

Investigators said an off-duty police officer was driving a Ford Explorer when Ciera’s Honda Accord entered the intersection. Police said the officer’s Explorer hit the left side of Ciera’s car.

Ciera was rushed to the hospital where she died. Investigators said speed was not a factor in the crash.

Exactly a week before Ciera died, Larissa’s daughter, Ambra Hunt, was killed in a crash on Interstate 77 in Charlotte.

Highway Patrol troopers said Ambra was driving in the center lane when her Nissan broke down.

Investigators said the hazard lights were on but another car hit Ambra’s vehicle.

Troopers said there were three other people in the car with Ambra. Two, including Ambra, died.

"At this point, I’m tired. I’m broke, don’t have no words," Larissa told WBTV. "I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe it at all. I didn’t believe it when the police officer told us in the room. I had to have some kind of proof. I had to see a tattoo. I had to see her hair. I had to see something."

Larissa has four other children.

Ambra was the oldest of six. Ciera was the youngest of the three daughters.

"They were both loving. I guess they couldn’t live without each other. That’s how I’m thinking about it right now," Larissa said. "One called the other one. The other one called the other one – say come on up here and that’s how it went."

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Stop On By These Three Wonderful Restaurants In Charlotte NC

Just this afternoon I ran into a friend that told me she was heading up north to Charlotte for awhile. It’s a great city if you haven’t been before, and did you know that there are approximately 2000 restaurants there? I’ve discussed several of them in past articles, and now I have the privilege of highlighting three more for you. Take note of these popular establishments in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Up first is 300 East, and it is located at 300 East Boulevard. I bet you didn’t know the name was about its location, did you? Brownies are on the menu highlights, and guess what, so is sweet potato ravioli. That’s a very unique dish. Have you heard of it before? That is a new one for me, and as for other delicious menu highlights, there is hanger steak, baked marinated goat cheese, various sandwiches and more.

Now for the second restaurant, I want to tell you about a place called Cafe South. I love to talk about cafes, so I certainly picked this top establishment on purpose. It is located on Forest Pine Drive, and one person said it was across from the hotel they stayed at in Charlotte. Now that is convenient of course, and the menu highlights for this place are scrumptious. It is a cafe, so what have you got to lose if you ask me.

Yes, I have a thing for cafes. Now, there is one more Charlotte restaurant I want to bring to your attention. It is a brewery actually, and it is called Heist Brewery. What a name, right? Located on North Davidson Street, this place is going to serve you up some great brews, beer cheese, burgers, pretzels and so much more. Plus, they have a buffet on Sundays. You have three more great places to try in Charlotte NC now, so it is time to eat some good food.


Light rail lines in Charlotte closed this weekend

CHARLOTTE — The Lynx blue and gold lines are shut down for maintenance and testing this weekend.

If you need ways to get around the city, CAT buses will make stops at each Blue Line rail station and Gold Rush trolleys will pick you up along the Gold Line.

You will still be able to buy tickets as normal.

CATS says the shutdown shouldn’t affect pick-up times.

Both lines will run their normal schedule starting Monday morning.

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Grumpy Cat Visits NC, Hates It

(Photo: Twitter screenshot)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queen City is known for its southern charm and hospitality, but apparently, that wasn’t the case for one internet celebrity.

Grumpy Cat, the beloved internet celebrity cat that’s known for her permanently “grumpy” facial expression, recently made a visit to Charlotte to stay at The Ivey’s Hotel in uptown.

Apparently, she hated it. Which, when you think about it, isn’t anything out of the ordinary, right?

Ouch. I guess this Sir Purr photo means nothing, then?

Grumpy Cat also took a tour of Sophia’s Lounge, the latest uptown hot spot that’s creating quite the buzz for those looking for cocktails and a place to hang out. We’ll let you guess what she thought of that.

In the end though, Grumpy Cat did compliment The Ivey’s, posting “even still, The Ivey’s Hotel is a pretty great place to be grumpy.”

To see photos and read Grumpy Cat’s full review of The Ivey’s click here.

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