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The Crepe Chef poised to open
Mon  Jul 28 2014 05:50PM
Jon Bierley and his wife, Kimberly Graber, are only about a month away from opening their new restaurant, The Crepe Chef, in north Port Charlotte, but are already drumming up … Find out how to read more online.
Little Salt Spring transfer still in works
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — As North Port hastens to acquire Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa from Sarasota County, the county is working to acquire another North Port spring. Little Salt Spring, … Find out how to read more online.
Steger to help elephants in Nepal
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:00AM
Mimi Steger, who owns and operates North Port Taekwondo with her husband, Tim, has been accepted to take part in a volunteer program in Nepal through Elephant Aid International. The … Find out how to read more online.
One dead after plane crashes at beach
Mon  Jul 28 2014 08:00AM
A plane making an emergency landing crashed at Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday, killing a man on the beach and critically injuring his daughter. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Prolonged’ Gaza war threat
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and … read more.

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from … read more.

Veterans’ health care deal: $17B
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday. The … read more.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:19AM
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of … read more.

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Keith Jones fought in ‘Battle of the Bulge’
Mon  Jul 28 2014 08:00AM
Keith Jones was too skinny to get in the Navy in 1942, but the Army took him anyway despite his lack of weight. He became a member of the 87th Infantry Division, part of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in … Find out how to read more online.

Mother won’t drop legal action
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:00AM
The Cape Coral woman who claims Bayfront Health Port Charlotte infringed on her rights as a female and as a mother by only offering to deliver her baby via C-section will continue with her lawsuit against the hospital, her attorney … Find out how to read more online.

Imagine hoping for increased enrollment
Mon  Jul 28 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Imagine School at North Port is hoping this coming school year will be a good one. Steve Black, principal at the charter school’s upper campus — which will have a senior class this year, making the entire … Find out how to read more online.

Scallop repopulation soldiers on
Tue  Jul 29 2014 01:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Only four scallops were documented in Gasparilla Sound this year, but that didn’t disappoint nor surprise Charlotte County Sea Grant agent Betty Staugler. For six years, Staugler has overseen the annual volunteer scallop hunt from Lemon Bay south … Find out how to read more online.

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