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Driver found not guilty in death of Davidson pet sitter | Charlotte Observer

A garbage truck driver who struck and killed Davidson pet sitter Janet McFadden and a dog she was walking last year on Main Street was found not guilty by a Mecklenburg County jury last week, … 19 more words

Public Safety

As Cam Newton Apologizes For Sexist Remark, Jourdan Rodrigue Says Sorry For Racist Tweets

(SL) – Well…this certainly took a turn. I personally don’t think Cam Newton meant any harm when he commented that it’s funny to hear women talk about routes etc. 209 more words

Sports

In The News: Cam Newton Sexist

“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes, like…it’s funny.”

This is the statement, slightly snickering, that Cam Newton made when asked a question about one of his teammates, wide receiver Devin Funchess,  by Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue.  507 more words

News

Cam Newton, aka THE WORST.

Perhaps you are already aware of the exchange between certified manbaby mediocre Carolina Panthers quarterback (who is mostly terrible at actually throwing the ball) Cam Newton and Jourdan Rodrique (Name All-Star, by the way). 693 more words

Sports

"Grateful for everything, entitled to nothing"

This is Jim McIngvale.  A man I had never heard of until yesterday.  AKA Mattress Mack. The Clarion-Ledger ran an article about him yesterday and that’s where I found the quote that is the title of today’s post. 1,562 more words

Life

Green light: A primer on how Charlotte recycles trash ... Good move to recycle, PGA ... Surprised? Denier-in-Chief ignores federal climate report

The City of Charlotte’s Solid Waste department left a voicemail the other day – a message I’d waited and hoped for.

A few posts ago I opined how nice it would be (for you) to see this this blog shift momentarily away from gruesome trash and litter photos to a more thorough explanation of how Charlotte deals with recycling of tons of material.  508 more words

Robin Talbert's Essay: "Please,North Carolina,Be the State of Love"

Robin Talbert serves as one of LPR’s nonfiction reviewers and graciously granted us permission to reprint her essay.  Talbert offers us a lot to consider about making our society more just, welcoming, and inclusive. 809 more words

Ann Bracken