Starting Saturday, visitors can design their own rockets, make and launch paper airplanes and see an object ride an air current above a hover table. The grand opening of the museum’s Launch Lab is set for Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and continues all summer and beyond.
For the first time in three years, no area of North Carolina is experiencing a drought or abnormally dry conditions. The last time the U.S. Drought Monitor showed neither drought nor abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina was the week of April 20, 2010.
NATIONAL: A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others. Louisiana’s health department said 77 people were treated at hospitals, with 51 being released by the evening.