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Winners circle
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners May 21: Round 1: 1-Christy Buzzell, Bruce Buzzell; 2-Judy Tilly, Bill Tilly; 3-C.W. Clark, Dale McDaniels. Round 2: 1-Nancy Heder, Dave Heder; … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriages • Brian Patrick Lejman of Louisville, Ky., and Bethanie Michelle Fentress of Louisville, Ky. • John Elsworth Gillman of New Albany, Ohio, and Elizabeth Gale Kennedy of … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players host tourney
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte Players held another successful fundraising golf scramble on Saturday, May 6, at Kingsway Country Club. Clawford, the Charlotte Stone Crabs’ new mascot, came out to mingle with golfers and … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda founder’s family fights for parks
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Descendants of the founder of Punta Gorda are suing the city in 20th Judicial Circuit court for rightful ownership of 20 waterfront parks, including ones that house … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed … read more.

Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
BRIA, Central African Republic (AP) — Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives. Deadly sectarian violence that has gripped Central African Republic since 2013 is surging again, even spreading to … read more.

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured
Sat  May 27 2017 11:02PM
BC-AS--Nepal-Plane Crash, 3rd Ld-Writethru,170 Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured Eds: Updates with one pilot dead, another in critical condition. The Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo … read more.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent
Sat  May 27 2017 11:01PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt … read more.

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Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM

Holiday Closures

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all Charlotte County and Sarasota County government business offices along with North Port and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed May 29. All post offices will be closed as well, …

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Anglers compete in World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
Boca Grande was the hot spot this weekend as anglers converged to compete in the 2017 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament. According to the website, http://worlds richesttarpon.com, the “tournament attracted anglers from all over the world … (and) combines sport fishing … Find out how to read more online.

Pre-Memorial Day tribute honors service, sacrifice
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
EL JOBEAN — Each and every Memorial Day holds both memories and meaning for Gerd Fagerholm. Before her husband, John, passed away six years ago, the World War II veteran had proudly marched in many Memorial Day parades all across … Find out how to read more online.

Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  May 28 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: • Seasons Drive, Deep Creek. • Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte. Traffic light/stop sign enforcement: • State Road 776 (McCall Road) … Find out how to read more online.

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