Gwendolyn Glenn

CMS Board Members Vow To Defeat Charter School Bill

Several members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board vowed to do whatever they can to defeat any legislation that would allow officials in the town of Matthews to create a charter school. House Bill 514 would do just that. School board members say the bill will lead to higher taxes in Matthews and increased segregation in CMS.

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Charlotte Talks 20th Anniversary

Charlotte Talks Celebrates 20 Years: An Interactive Timeline

WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins celebrates 20 years on air Friday, April 20. This interactive timeline highlights some of the show's top moments.

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Laura Vinroot Poole

If you know much about fashion, you probably know the name Laura Vinroot Poole. The fashion business definitely knows about her – she’s a common presence in the houses of designers all over the world. She owns three boutiques in Charlotte, and her flagship store, Capitol, has now been around for 20 years. But Laura Vinroot Poole didn’t plan on going into fashion. The path of her life has surprised her, the same way it surprised her family and friends. It all came from one strong desire – to get back home.

Atrium Health

Doctors trying to separate from Atrium Health say the health care system is intentionally misleading patients to have them stay in the system, instead of following their doctors. They filed a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board Monday. It alleges Atrium is violating board directives and intentionally interfering with patient choice.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, according to a family spokesman.

A statement issued on Sunday by the office of former President George H.W. Bush said that Bush had elected to receive "comfort care" over additional medical treatment after a series of hospitalizations.

A federal judge sentenced a Charlotte man to life in prison for murder during an armed robbery in 2009, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced Tuesday.

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Researchers still don’t know what is causing cases of a rare eye cancer in Huntersville. This comes after a year-long study tracking where 23 patients in northern Mecklenburg County lived, worked and went to school.   

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Starbucks is closing thousands of stores across the U.S. on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores," the company said in a statement.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A man remains in the hospital after being tased four days ago by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police during a traffic stop. According to a CMPD statement, police used the taser on Timothy Andrew Quintyne, 35, after he refused to exit the vehicle and began reaching for a machete and yelling at officers to shoot him.

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

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A state appeals court has ordered UNC Chapel Hill to make public the names of students and employees it has found responsible for rape or sexual assault through the honor court and other non-criminal internal procedures.

Two of Europe's top professional soccer clubs will face off in Charlotte this summer as part of an international soccer tournament.  England's Liverpool plays Germany's Dortmund on Sunday, July 22, at 4 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium.

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