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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.

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.   

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.

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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.

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.
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City Council member Lawana Mayfield suggested on Facebook that 9/11 was a conspiracy and she linked to an article pushing 9/11 conspiracy theories.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff has been indicted on charges he obstructed a state investigation into his conduct and misused his office.

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Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio will ask county commissioners Tuesday night to approve spending an additional $2.3 million to speed up cybersecurity projects. The request comes four months after a ransomware attack that crippled county computer systems. 

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