Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Drip (5/26/15): Area worship leader Gentry Eddings loses son in wreck

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Support has poured in after a south Charlotte worship leader's son was killed in a car wreck near Wilmington involving the entire family. Gentry Eddings, a worship leader at Forest Hills Church, and his wife suffered only minor injuries, but their 2-year-old son, Dobbs, was killed. The wife, Hadley Gentry, was 8 months pregnant and delivered a baby boy, Reed, by emergency C-section. Supporters have raised nearly $80,000 in one day via a GoFundMe page to help with the family's medical expenses. UPDATE: The newborn boy has died from injuries suffered in the wreck.

Carowinds plans to close its Thunder Road roller coaster on July 26 in preparation for further renovations of the park. The coaster has been open for nearly 40 years and takes riders on a series of hills and drops on the border of North and South Carolina.

Former Davidson College basketball player Stephen Curry, currently in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, was injured last night during a playoff game against the Houston Rockets. The current NBA MVP suffered a head contusion in the second quarter and returned in the third. The Warriors are up 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. 

Charter Communications plans to merge with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks creating a media giant that will compete with AT&T, Verizon and Comcast. Customers won't notice an immediate impact in their bills, but the company said it hopes to improve service, including improved cable TV and faster broadband.

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut will be doing away with artificial colors and flavors. The new recipes, which remove things like Yellow No. 6 and "black pepper flavor," will be in place by the end of the year. 

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