Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Non-compliant sex offenders

That's William Anthony Swinton on the left and Roderick Dale Freeman on the right, a pair of local sex offenders who are "non-compliant" according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff. My understanding is that means the cops don't know where these guys are -- and they're supposed to. Swinton's last known address was 2512 McClintock Rd., Apt 2. Freeman's was 229 N. Torrence St. These are just two of at least 22 convicted sex offenders in Mecklenburg County and hundreds more across the Carolinas, exposing gaps in the states' sex-offender registry laws, according to the Observer.

Again with the ha-ha

Who doesn't need a good laugh these days? The Yoga Center on 8th Street is trying again to hold a free Laughter Yoga class. I think the last one got rained out, so they're moving it inside at the center on Sunday, June 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The class will be facilitated by Phyllis Rollins, Charlotte’s only Laughter Yoga leader. From the press release: "Laughter Yoga is supported by powerful tools derived from the Western psycho analytical methods as well as Eastern spiritual laws. It will help you to stay in high spirits when life throws up challenges. It will enhance your ability to laugh and smile when dealing with negative emotions, situations and negative or difficult people."

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pearl of Elizabeth

Hope you got to see the article about Penny Craver that ran in the Observer recently. Craver, co-owner of Dish in Plaza-Midwood and former owner of Tremont Music Hall in Dilworth, is the force behind the Pearl restaurant, where Ethan's used to be. I've yet to eat at Pearl, but I love Dish. Anyone have an opinion on Pearl?