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Recovery Rocks celebrated at vigil
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
“It’s not a trap” is the message Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell wants drug or alcohol addicts in dire need of help to understand. “If a person calls us and … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Commissioners set to talk pot
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The medical marijuana discussion is rising once again in City Hall. The North Port City Commission will discuss revised language on an ordinance to amend the Unified … Find out how to read more online.
‘Focus on Food’ to help fundraise for new Staub Library
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library is publishing a new cookbook called “Friends Focus on Food.” Developed by the Friends of Shannon Staub’s Public Library committee … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County students sample colleges
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — High school students had the opportunity to speak with college recruiters at Charlotte County College Night. The event was held Wednesday night at the Charlotte Harbor Event … Find out how to read more online.
DEALING WITH DEBRIS
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
Gov. Rick Scott is calling debris removal one of the state’s top focuses in helping families can get back to their homes and return to normal living following Hurricane Irma. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Sept. 17: Round 1: Christy Buzzell, Dick Braun; 2-Fran Smith, Dave Heder; 3-John Seaman, Dale McDaniel. Round 2: 1-Nancy Heder, Mickey Mullaney; … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM

Contact for birthdays

Each week in Sunday’s Sun, we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, …

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Bayfront Health Punta Gorda 100 percent back
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda was cleared Friday by The Agency for Health Care Administration to reopen for full operations including inpatient admissions, according to a press release from the hospital. … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Police searching for stolen Jaguar
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
The Punta Gorda Police Department is searching for two suspects in a residential burglary who fled the area in a stolen Jaguar Thursday. The man and woman entered the laundry … Find out how to read more online.
Growth in opportunities at job, education fair
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
Maggie Smart’s career with Sam’s Club started when she was still a student at Charlotte High School and had to be at work for her part-time cashier job by 4 … Find out how to read more online.
Hurricane Irma damage estimates climb statewide
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
People are now picking up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Irma. And, in doing so, they are assessing the damage the monster hurricane caused. Estimated property damage statewide … Find out how to read more online.
Habitat dedicates home sponsored by Smuggler’s
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity hosted a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning for John Owens and Brandy Stockton at their new Port Charlotte residence. The home is one of three Habitat … Find out how to read more online.
Heavy downpour floods free clinic, hospital, roads
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Winston Dillon sat on a bench outside the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Thursday morning, waiting for his ride. The night before, heavy rains had flooded the building. Dillon … Find out how to read more online.
Lineman needs more surgery after being shocked
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Darlene Slaugenhaupt requests hundreds of prayer warriors for her husband, Tracy, a visiting lineman who was shocked with 7,000 volts of electricity in Englewood. Tracy, 53, was working in a … Find out how to read more online.
Hispanic Heritage Month in Southwest Fla.
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Especially in the state of Florida, there is no denying the impact of our Hispanic population on the state’s culture and economy. On the east coast, the city of Miami … Find out how to read more online.
Lineman needs more surgery after being shocked
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Darlene Slaugenhaupt requests hundreds of prayer warriors for her husband, Tracy, a visiting lineman who was shocked with 7,000 volts of electricity in Englewood. Tracy, 53, was working in a … Find out how to read more online.
Stormy night causes flooding
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Residents in areas just north of Punta Gorda were pounded with heavy rains on Wednesday night. National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Oglesby said the area received 2 to 4 inches … Find out how to read more online.
Police Beat
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Catrina Ann Arthur, 23, 1100 block of Piedmont Road, Venice. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession … Find out how to read more online.
Free water testing available for flooded wells
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Sarasota County and Virginia Tech have joined forces to offer free well water testing to area residents and businesses whose wells were flooded by Hurricane Irma. Abbey … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: North Port man fatally injured in I-75 crash
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A North Port man was killed and another critically injured in a Friday night collision on Interstate 75. Timothy Forrester, 57, was a passenger in a Ford … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda closer to annexing Walmart
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A Walmart representative Wednesday commended City Council on working “diligently” to annex the retail giant into Punta Gorda. The council unanimously approved three ordinances during a first … Find out how to read more online.
It’s Tea Time in North Port
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
The city of North Port hosted young children, between 2 and 7 years old, giving them a chance to dress-up in fancy clothes and enjoy a Tea Party on Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
Waterfest prepares for third year of racing
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Ray LaBadie thinks the third annual Englewood Beach Waterfest is just what Englewood needs. In the wake of all the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma, LaBadie, the organizing … Find out how to read more online.
One person spurs a relief effort
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
The parking lot is full. Cars come and go at the Congregational Church on Aqui Esta in Punta Gorda, some dropping off supplies, others taking the items to Arcadia and … Find out how to read more online.
Irma’s animal shelters coping post-storm
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
Most local animal shelters and sanctuaries are pretty much back to normal, and enjoying the feeling of returning to a regular routine. One is slowly inching its way out of … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Harbor CRA paves the way for giant hotel-condo complex
Sun  Sep 24 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Engineer James Herston has made it his mission to make projects work, designing efficiency while also ensuring they satisfy all permit requirements. Even now, after establishing his … Find out how to read more online.
Housing prices continue to climb
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
With luxury condo sales surging and single-family-home values maintaining their strength, the Charlotte County housing market remains on a solid pace. The Charlotte County condo median sales price of $149,000 … Find out how to read more online.
Hispanic Heritage Month in Southwest Fla.
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Especially in the state of Florida, there is no denying the impact of our Hispanic population on the state’s culture and economy. On the east coast, the city of Miami … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Virginia Letita Richardson, 34, of Supply, North Carolina. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession … Find out how to read more online.
Girl Scouts clean up Englewood Beach
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Despite the thrashing received from Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10, Girl Scouts showed their respect and gratitude for Mother Nature by turning out last Saturday for the annual … Find out how to read more online.
Lineman needs more surgery after being shocked
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Darlene Slaugenhaupt requests hundreds of prayer warriors for her husband, Tracy, a visiting lineman who was shocked with 7,000 volts of electricity in Englewood. Tracy, 53, was working in a … Find out how to read more online.
Hispanic Heritage Month in Southwest Fla.
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Especially in the state of Florida, there is no denying the impact of our Hispanic population on the state’s culture and economy. On the east coast, the city of Miami … Find out how to read more online.
Heavy downpour floods free clinic, hospital, roads
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Winston Dillon sat on a bench outside the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Thursday morning, waiting for his ride. The night before, heavy rains had flooded the building. Dillon … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: No charge for man who knocked 12-year-old’s teeth out
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Brittany Graham was at work when she received a FaceTime call from her 12-year-old son Malikai, showing how his two front teeth had been knocked out by a 27-year-old man … Find out how to read more online.
Arrest made in December double fatal crash
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Thursday for leaving the scene of a crash involving the death of two passengers on Dec. 5, 2016. Michel Brutus, 23, was driving a … Find out how to read more online.
Heavy downpour floods free clinic, hospital, roads
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
Winston Dillon sat on a bench outside the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Thursday morning, waiting for his ride. The night before, heavy rains had flooded the building. Dillon … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Venice man arrested fourth time for sexual battery
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
VENICE — A man was charged with sexual battery with a minor for the fifth time in nine months, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. Amos Robinson, 42, was … Find out how to read more online.
Home rule stressed to Legislative Delegation
Fri  Sep 22 2017 10:56AM
SARASOTA — If the meeting of the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation on Wednesday sounded familiar, it’s because most of the requests from constituents were the same. Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Restaurant Week, rescheduled and ready
Fri  Sep 22 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Hurricane Irma proved a blessing in disguise for the third annual Let’s Eat, Englewood! Restaurant Week. Although Irma upended its annual media event and delayed the whole promotion … Find out how to read more online.


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