Shortcuts: Monday 7/20

Shortcuts are hand-picked bits of news, commentary and info from around the city, the region and even from beyond the state line.

Here are today’s Shortcuts:


Alderman breaks a leg
No seriously. It appears as though Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty broke his leg today in a bicycle accident. “Any press who cover this please mention that I was on my way to Geraldi’s,” tweets Petty. That’s some serious product placement, folks.

BGO seeks a director
Think you have what it takes to be Executive Director of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks? If so, they need one. reports that it’s a full-time position funded through a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. You do the math.

Expanded hours coming for free testing center
The Loving Choices pregnancy center gives free pregnancy and female STD tests 3 days a week but longer hours are in store thanks to a decision by the Fayetteville Planning Commission. More at


A Morning News paywall?
Lance Turner formally asks what we’ve all been wondering: Will The Morning News start charging for its online content, too, or will it take the obvious advantage it’s about to have? Good question, Lance.

But they’re being paid too much
Boo hoo, y’all. They work for the lottery, not the Fayetteville Flyer.


Vick released
Ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been released from his dogfighting sentence. Will any NFL team bite? (Sorry)

Larry the potter?
Larry got rich over the weekend. Or is it Harry? And is he even a real potter? Gaw, this is too confusing.