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New parking restrictions in Charlotte residential districts
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners on Tuesday adopted new rules for the parking of boats, recreational vehicles, trucks and trailers in residential areas. Claire Jubb, interim community development director for … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda, a voting anomaly in the South
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
Johnny Lloyd Jr. was just a little boy when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of legislation that struck down … Find out how to read more online.
Despite tiff, county affirms support for Patton
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — When Western Michigan University officials visit Charlotte to further explore the feasibility of establishing an aviation program here, and they have made the trip at least 20 times, … Find out how to read more online.
Truck hits cable pole; interrupts local service
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A truck knocked down a fiber optic cable in the early morning hours Thursday, interrupting service for Comcast customers in North Port, just north of the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Parents give daughter, 5, visual bucket list after diagnosis
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
BELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old in central Ohio have created a visual bucket list for their daughter after she was diagnosed with a condition that will eventually cause her to go blind. Elizabeth “Lizzy” Myers, of … read more.

Cake: The new favorite mode for American political debate?
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone’s happy. But sometimes customers and bakers have clashed over … read more.

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico. There were no injuries or deaths from the blasts outside Calvary … read more.

Israeli premier vows ‘zero tolerance’ for Jewish extremists
Mon  Aug 3 2015 01:19AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have “zero tolerance” for Jewish extremists. The tough talk follows a pair of attacks last week … read more.

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Dragon boat racing is back at Laishley Park
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club Harbor Dragons has partnered with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, and the Charlotte Local Education Foundation, to bring back the popular dragon boat races. The “War on the Peace River” will return to Laishley … Find out how to read more online.

Former Englewood man’s novel to become movie
Fri  Jul 31 2015 04:22PM
ENGLEWOOD — When Ransom Riggs learned Samuel L. Jackson is playing a character in his young-adult novel turned movie, he freaked out. Novelist Riggs, who grew up in a little house near Englewood Beach, wrote “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar … Find out how to read more online.

Winners Circle
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners July 26: Round 1: 1-Tina Stewart, Joey Siracusa; 2-Fran Smith, Bill Tilley; 3-Bruce Buzzell, George Stern Sr. Round 2: 1-Fran Smith, Tina Stewart; 2-George Stern Sr., Joey Siracusa; 3-Christy Buzzell, Christ Azarias. … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood man charged with attempted murder
Fri  Jul 31 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man is facing a slew of charges — including attempted murder — after what the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes as a “vicious attack on two people at his Mango Avenue home early (Thursday) morning.” Charles … Find out how to read more online.

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