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Parkside church pitches sale to county
Fri  Nov 28 2014 03:02PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rev. Skip Struebing, pastor, and his wife Rachel have an idea they believe will mutually benefit Charlotte County, its taxpayers and Peace Lutheran Church, a congregation … Find out how to read more online.
Cultural Center begins new push
Fri  Nov 28 2014 02:39PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — After a turbulent off-season that saw the Cultural Center of Charlotte County grapple with budget issues, put a major renovation on hold and undergo a change in … Find out how to read more online.
Weatherman: nice shopping weather expected
Fri  Nov 28 2014 08:30AM
Black Friday (and weekend) shoppers in Charlotte County should be able to make their rounds in comfortable weather. “After some cold temperatures in the mornings, it will be a pleasant … Find out how to read more online.
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US celebrates with parades, turkey
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is … read more.

Retail onslaught begins
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few stores started opening late on … read more.

OPEC keeps oil output changes on hold despite low prices
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
VIENNA — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. Oil prices fell sharply on the news. Even … read more.

Queen of crime writing PD James dies at 94
Fri  Nov 28 2014 01:19AM
LONDON (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died aged 94, is best known … read more.

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Two old sailors meet, swap war stories
Fri  Nov 28 2014 03:34PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — When Electrician 2nd Class Robert Kenyon and Machinist Mate 3rd Class Glen O. Johnson steamed into Tokyo Bay in August 1945, they did not know each other. Both men, now 90, served aboard destroyers and were called … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Nov 28 2014 03:05PM
HOW THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION VOTED TUESDAY Ken Doherty Christopher Constance Bill Truex Stephen R. Deutsch Tricia Duffy Rejected the recommended $943,164 bid for improvements at Franz Ross Park, including an additional $645,000. Commissioners postponed taking action on the two-part construction program, which includes … Find out how to read more online.

Cheney Brothers picking up speed
Fri  Nov 28 2014 09:37AM
PUNTA GORDA — It may not appear like much was happening on the surface, but construction at Cheney Brothers’ new distribution facility off Piper Road has been a flurry of behind-the-scenes activity. Last month, Charlotte County issued the company a … Find out how to read more online.

Report: Drunken driver hits 13-year-old
Thu  Nov 27 2014 08:30AM
ROTONDA WEST — Anthony Eklund loves to run. But after Tuesday night, it might be a while before the local 13-year-old can even walk without any trouble. A suspected drunken driver struck Anthony, who was riding his bicycle home from … Find out how to read more online.

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