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Quilting business sets up in North Port
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — This lady leaves her customers in stitches. Creative Quilted Items, a quilting store owned and operated by local resident Sharon Hirkey, officially opened April 21 and offers … Find out how to read more online.
North Port releases water report, pushes green options
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city has released its 2015 Water Usage and Utility Update, which shows amounts of water used in the city, and staff’s efforts to maintain conservation. The … Find out how to read more online.
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
Frances Faye Rossi hasn’t driven an automobile for several years, but that’s a good thing. “Look how beautiful the sky looks,” Rossi said as she rode a Charlotte County Transit … Find out how to read more online.
David Dunn-Rankin gets prestigious publishing nod
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
David Dunn-Rankin, president of the Sun Coast Media Group and publisher of the Charlotte Sun, will be nominated as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association on Monday during the … Find out how to read more online.
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Survivor: Gunman spared ‘lucky one’ to give police message
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the “lucky one” something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Others … read more.

Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to … read more.

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids … read more.

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up. Much of the drenching was centered … read more.

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Fans welcome Five Below
Fri  Oct 2 2015 05:34PM
NORTH PORT — Nearly 150 people were lined up at around 10 a.m. to check out the merchandise at Five Below for the store’s grand opening on Friday in the Cocoplum Village Shops. Five Below is a retail franchise that … Find out how to read more online.

County trying to trim cost of bond referendum
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The county is trying to reduce the amount of a proposed bond referendum that could be going before voters next year. The initial referendum amount was $350 million, but Sarasota County Assistant County Administrator Steve Botelho said … Find out how to read more online.

Manasota erosion ‘chronic’
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Gulf beach erosion on Manasota Key is not going away. It’s getting worse. Coastal Engineering Consultants completed a Manasota Key North Beach Erosion Study from the Sarasota-Charlotte county line south. The conclusion is that there’s a deficit of … Find out how to read more online.

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