Rick Bonnell

Rick Bonnell, award-winning sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer, gone at age 63:Covered Charlotte Hornets since 1988

Rick Bonnell, an award-winning sportswriter for more than 33 years at The Charlotte Observer, was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was 63. Bonnell was The Observer’s first beat reporter to cover the Charlotte Hornets during their inaugural season in 1988-89, and he was still breaking stories on the Hornets beat throughout this past Rick Bonnell, award-winning sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer, gone at age 63:Covered Charlotte Hornets since 1988

Charlotte Hornets Radio Voice Slips Up on Twitter:John Focke has apologized for using the “N-word”

from Rick Bonnell, with the Charlotte Observer: Charlotte Hornets radio play-by-play announcer John Focke issued an apology on Twitter late Monday night for what he said was an accidental use of an offensive word. Focke, who just completed his first season with the Hornets, was tweeting about the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff game Monday afternoon. Charlotte Hornets Radio Voice Slips Up on Twitter:John Focke has apologized for using the “N-word”