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Tue  Jan 27 2015 03:57PM
FAIR SCHEDULE The Charlotte County Fair runs from Friday through Feb. 8 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road (State Road 776), Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-4252, … Find out how to read more online.
River Road remains a priority; funding is a problem
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
River Road widening is a big deal. Nearly everyone around the table Monday morning agreed: The time to get a realistic plan and funding for River Road is now. During … Find out how to read more online.
One-stop shop for brides
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Lynne Matthews, a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, started a bridal expo to get more wedding business at the club. Now the event is on … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Symphony leaves them standing
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
When the performance was over, and even after an encore, patrons were still on their feet demanding more from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Sunday night. Maestro Raffaele Ponti had to … Find out how to read more online.
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Northeast snowstorm looms
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that … read more.

Stocks eke out small gains after drifting most of the day
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains on Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways. Major stock indexes barely budged early as investors took in stride the election of a Greek political party that has … read more.


Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs. Lacey Spears, 27, of … read more.

Florida cities lead in ‘underwater’ homes
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Florida cities are still among the nation’s top metro areas in the share of “underwater” homes in their communities. A list compiled by the research firm RealtyTrac puts four Florida cities among the top housing markets with … read more.

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Purple Heart van rolls into town
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Last October, Charlotte County Veterans Service Officer Dave Donohew attended a re-certification conference in Cocoa Beach. While there, he saw the new van wrap for Polk County that recognized those combat-wounded veterans from all wars. When he … Find out how to read more online.


Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:33AM
CORRECTION: A column by Michael Barone that ran on Sunday’s Viewpoint page, ‘Obama’s undermined by policy failures,” was incorrectly attributed to Michael Gerson. … Find out how to read more online.

More cold fronts ahead, but not much rain
Mon  Jan 26 2015 08:30AM
A couple more cold fronts are headed to Southwest Florida, but the work week should be mostly dry except for Monday, according to Nicole Carlisle, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. An overnight cold front into a cloudy Monday morning … Find out how to read more online.

A Charlotte jewel gets some polish
Mon  Jan 26 2015 08:30AM
Harbour Heights Park is one of those little jewels that quietly adorn Charlotte County. The eight-acre site, tucked at the foot of Voyageur Drive on the Peace River, is a great place to take the kids to play on the … Find out how to read more online.

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