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Police take part in torch run this week
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
Police take part in torch run this week Motorists might have see an unusual sight on Friday in North Port: police officers running down U.S. 41. Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.
Request for funding draws Detert’s ire
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — There’s an old proverb that begins, “For the want of a nail...” and continues with the dire consequences resulting from that single action. Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Nancy … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte superintendent touts test scores
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Charlotte School Superintendent Steve Dionisio said the school district and local businesses share a common goal. “We’re trying to produce a product that this community can be … Find out how to read more online.
Police Beat
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Perry Dale Nason, 38, of Winter Haven. Charge: out of county warrant. Bond: none. • Kara Anne White, 27, of … Find out how to read more online.
Sunseeker’s impact on Charlotte Harbor
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — The Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency has been working for 25 years to preserve the natural beauty of this historic, waterfront village — with a public harbor walk … Find out how to read more online.
Businessman? No. Businesswoman.
Mon  Apr 16 2018 08:30AM
Florida is known for its endless sunshine and nearly 700 miles of beaches. It’s where people come to relax and unwind, to forget about work and worries. It’s also become … Find out how to read more online.
Venice man flew Hueys for 101st Airborne
Mon  Apr 16 2018 11:26AM
Mike Ware was a member of the Kingsmen in Vietnam. He was a Huey helicopter pilot in 1968 who flew 101st Airborne Division assault troops into battle throughout that war-torn … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
WINNERS CIRCLE American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners April 9: 1-Jerry Fowler, 4090; 2-Miki Stoudt, 3910; 3-Marty DeWitte, 3660; 4-Ruth Cutting, 3120. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Ladies Bridge … Find out how to read more online.
Western Michigan University adding programs
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
Western Michigan University announced last week it will be adding five new degree and certificate programs to its location in Punta Gorda. The university, which is based in Kalamazoo, Mich., … Find out how to read more online.
Edge of Glory: Drug Free Charlotte County raises $20,000
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
On Saturday morning, “edgers” took to the top of the Suntrust building in Murdock Circle to raise money for Drug Free Charlotte County. As part of the “Over the Edge” … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic enforcment locations set
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: • U.S. 41, Punta Gorda to Lee County (complaint-based) Top … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County School Board to discuss board procedure
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Following a week of verbal disagreements among Sarasota County School Board members, the board will meet Tuesday for its workshop and meeting. While the board is set to … Find out how to read more online.
Building model ships, a titanic hobby
Sat  Apr 14 2018 12:02PM
(Editor’s note: The RMS Titanic sank in 1912, at approximately 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, to be more precise. On a maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, the … Find out how to read more online.
‘Doggie dining’ on the table for Charlotte County
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Charlotte County animal lovers might soon see more dogs out and about in restaurants throughout the county. The Charlotte County Commission directed county staff Tuesday to begin … Find out how to read more online.
Officials, community to discuss Punta Gorda growth
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — City employees and members from the marketing consulting firm, Aqua, plan to address “Appropriate Growth” for Punta Gorda, including the subject of the current building codes. A … Find out how to read more online.
Food trucks’ long and winding road
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
Matt Ashley made a little mistake when launching his dream business two years ago. He figured he could park his Triple B BBQ smoker-truck on a vacant Charlotte Harbor lot … Find out how to read more online.
Controlled burn planned for today in South Gulf Cove area
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park will conduct a prescribed burn sometime over the next 60 days beginning, Monday, April 16, 2018, weather permitting. The … Find out how to read more online.
Toastmasters: Recipe for success
Fri  Apr 13 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Mary Kaye Robertson delivered a wonderful, humorous and very articulate speech at the March 22 Toastmasters meeting. “Lena Makes Lefse” was the title of her speech, which she … Find out how to read more online.
Lee gets 2 life sentences
Fri  Apr 13 2018 08:09PM
SARASOTA — Nine of the 12 jurors in John Allen Lee’s double-murder trial voted for him to be executed Thursday, but that wasn’t enough to evoke a death sentence. The … Find out how to read more online.
Barber shop hit-and-run
Fri  Apr 13 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Deputies are searching for a man who crashed into barbershop, damaging the front of the building before driving away. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office didn’t have a report … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County Schools may create police force
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — After a month of debate, the Sarasota County School Board is considering creating its own police force. During its workshop Tuesday, Superintendent Todd Bowden presented a four-part plan … Find out how to read more online.
Eric Robinson: ‘I regret my actions’
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Following Tuesday’s Sarasota County School Board meeting, board member Eric Robinson took a moment to apologize. Robinson came under fire due to some text messages he exchanged with … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda nixes treatment center proposal
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
The City Council denied a motion Wednesday that would allow a Valiant Recovery detoxification and substance abuse treatment center in Punta Gorda. The center was proposed for the medical overlay … Find out how to read more online.
Report: AWOL deputy stole drugs
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
A deputy terminated from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office earlier this year allegedly stole and attempted to purchase prescription medication from his neighbor, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.
League of Women Voters
Tue  Apr 17 2018 08:30AM
This is not your grandmother’s League of Women Voters. With a new generation’s sudden interest in politics in the aftermath of the Parkland High School massacre, the organization is getting … Find out how to read more online.
Area lawmakers brush off transparency criticism
Tue  Apr 17 2018 07:31PM
Local lawmakers stood firmly behind their votes this past Legislative session, despite receiving mostly mediocre grades tied to their levels of support for bills important for transparency. With the worst … Find out how to read more online.
They’ve put me on a dream hunt
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — John Saylor recently fought a large alligator during a hunt in a North Port pond. The gator wasn’t his only adversary, however. Saylor is also fighting a … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Nasser Randolph Olivier of Freeport, N.Y., and Roselor Jacques of Port Charlotte • Susan Kay Kongs of Punta Gorda, and Victor Alphonso Simpson of Punta … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Symphony leaves them standing, again
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra ended its 2017-2018 concert season last Sunday the same way it began in November, with the audience on its feet in an ovation, cheering and clapping … Find out how to read more online.
Commission to consider new locations for Palm Island fire station
Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County Fire Station 10, located on Palm Island, faced a delay Tuesday after Charlotte County commissioners decided further discussion on site selection is needed before awarding a contract for … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 15 2018 08:30AM

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District prepares to go after derelict boats
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
The West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) is close to hiring a district maritime officer. Derelict boats pose both navigation and environmental hazards, Executive Director Justin McBride told the WCIND … Find out how to read more online.
One strike, you’re out Nationwide teacher strikes will not hit Charlotte County
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
Across the country, teachers and school staff are dropping their outdated textbooks and broken tools and walking out of the classroom. Schools in many states have fallen into disrepair or … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Woman with suspended license runs over son
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte woman was arrested for driving with a suspended license after running over her 15-year-old son at Port Charlotte High School, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported. Nadine … Find out how to read more online.
New company managing Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
Some patients receiving medical imaging services at Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte have recently complained of long wait times for their results upward of a month or longer. Results can … Find out how to read more online.
SKY Storm softball opens with two wins
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood SKY Middle School Storm girls softball team is off to a fast start after two victories last week. The Storm dominated host Venice 11-5 in the … Find out how to read more online.
County wrestling tournament set today
Sat  Apr 14 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County middle school wrestling tournament is set for today at Charlotte High School, with competition starting at 9 a.m. Punta Gorda and L.A. Ainger warmed … Find out how to read more online.
SKY teachers honored by state
Fri  Apr 13 2018 08:30AM
For the second year in a row, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has honored at least two SKY Academy-Englewood teachers. SKY reading instructor Meghan McKenna and math educator … Find out how to read more online.
Helping out with Kids Needs
Thu  Apr 12 2018 06:54PM
The East Englewood Church of Christ has donated $800 to Kids Needs of Englewood since September. The church community is committed to answering the needs of those who call Englewood … Find out how to read more online.
All fun and games: Murdock Christian Church sponsors community game night
Fri  Apr 13 2018 08:30AM
Over the next few weeks, Murdock Christian Church will be pairing up with two local nursing students to offer a game night for the community. Chelly Pasdertz and Michele Tutterow … Find out how to read more online.


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