Lunch Break (2/12/16): Cam thanks fans in 0DDLY spe11ed Instagram post

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Cam Newton gave what seemed to be his season-ending "Thank you" to fans with a message about having pride despite shortcomings through Instagram yesterday. We at Creative Loafing stand behind Cam 100 percent and are already looking forward to next season. Look how he underscores his message about imperfections with PURP0SEFU11Yhorr1bleGRAMMAR. We see you, Cam. 

Despite assurances that Independence Boulevard would be fully re-opened by Thursday afternoon, one lane of inbound US-74 near I-277 will remain closed following a water main leak. The leak was initially discovered Wednesday night, and NC DOT officials closed the right lane of the road in anticipation of temperatures dropping overnight and causing water that collected on the road to freeze. Officials are reportedly still working to determine what caused the leak and now expects the righthand section of the road to remain closed until this evening. (Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer) 

A Catawba County man was fatally shot by police last night after lunging at officers with a knife. Police were responding to a home on Old Park Road in Maiden after receiving a call that a man was inside self-harming with a knife. When officers arrived, they found the man – later identified as 35-year old Alijah Jackson – locked in a bathroom and covered in blood from the self-inflicted wounds. Jackson ignored orders to drop the weapon, and instead approached the officers and made “slashing and stabbing motions.” Officers then shot Jackson. A neighbor later told reporters that the man suffered mental illness, and didn’t live in the house but was visiting his brother. (WSOC Staff) 

Officials investigating a fatal hit-and-run in South Carolina earlier this week have identified their suspect as Stevie Wolfe Breland, 57. Breland, driving an 18-wheeler, allegedly rear-ended an SUV on northbound I-77 in Chester County. The SUV spun out of control and the impact caused a passenger, Flora Ellenburg, 49, to be ejected from the vehicle. She was later pronounced dead on the scene. The SUV’s driver, 36-year-old Chris Pringle, survived but required medical attention. Breland did not stop at the scene. Police were able to identify their suspect after receiving multiple tips, but Breland had fled to Charleston, where he was arrested on unrelated charges and taken into custody. (WBTV Web Staff) 

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