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Home is where the joy is
Thu  Jul 24 2014 12:40PM
A new Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity home was dedicated Wednesday morning to new homeowners Leon Blake, his wife Felicia Wilkie-Blake, and their three children, Masani, 15, Jahlani, 8, and … Find out how to read more online.
Swiftmud agrees to partial funding — with caveat
Thu  Jul 24 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Southwest Florida Water Management District has agreed to earmark roughly $1.5 million in funding for preliminary water testing in connection with Punta Gorda’s proposed reverse-osmosis plant, provided … Find out how to read more online.
Stormy dispute rages on
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County again is rattling its sabers over its share of the cost to reconstruct the Peace River water plant. Having already raised the specter of a legal … Find out how to read more online.
‘Ukraine needs support of the world’
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
When a Boeing 777 carrying nearly 300 people was shot down over Ukraine last week, local Ukrainians reacted with both horror and sympathy. A surface-to-air missile was fired at Malaysia … Find out how to read more online.
Back to the books
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although many students still are sleeping in late, children at two elementary schools in the district are getting a jump-start on their education. School started at Sallie … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte keeps its current tax rate
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:00AM
An increase in Charlotte County property values influenced commissioners to freeze the tax rate on those properties in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Charlotte County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to set … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrating Ramadan
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — The Muslim community in Charlotte County is small, but people should not judge it by its size alone, said Imam Azhar Subedar. The Islamic Community of Southwest … Find out how to read more online.
Morning showers in forecast for today and Tuesday
Mon  Jul 21 2014 08:00AM
A weak upper-level weather disturbance coupled with a lower-level front along the Gulf of Mexico is likely to cause rain showers and possible storms during the early morning hours in … Find out how to read more online.
Fire damages home
Mon  Jul 21 2014 08:00AM
EASTERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY — A fire severely damaged a home on the 16000 block of Perry Ranch Road in eastern Charlotte County Saturday night. The blaze was reported at 9:42 … Find out how to read more online.
Murdock Verizon store burglarized
Mon  Jul 21 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary and theft at a Verizon Wireless store. Employees at the Verizon located at the corner of U.S. 41 and Cochran … Find out how to read more online.
Missing girl found, despite system glitches
Sun  Jul 20 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Ten-year-old Brianna Newburn disappeared for nearly six hours Friday. “She was part of the youth program (at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 14251 Chancellor Blvd., behind the North Port … Find out how to read more online.
Alert: Missing Child
Fri  Jul 18 2014 06:28PM
Alert: Missing Child:Brianna Newburn, 10yoa, female, white, 4 08, 65lbs.(14251 Chancllor Blvd, Port Charlotte Fl. 1:00PM.07-18-2014. The Charlotte County Sheriff Office request your assistance in locating a missing child, she … Find out how to read more online.
Cultural Center chases funding
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — After a request for $15 million was turned down to reconstruct the Cultural Center of Charlotte County as part of the sales tax projects, center officials are asking … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda goes back to Swiftmud a third time
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
They say the third time’s the charm. At least that’s what Punta Gorda leaders are hoping for when they go before the Southwest Florida Water Management District board next week … Find out how to read more online.
Nests again delay Sunshine Lake cleanup
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — The cleanup of Sunshine Lake has hit yet another snag. This time, the birds have struck again. Due to the presence of little blue heron nests, the project … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Sex offender made porn with infant
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
A former Charlotte County sex offender has admitted to taking a sexually explicit photo involving an infant, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Christopher Richard Cloonan, 44, more recently … Find out how to read more online.
Chicken or egg?
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — Following the Charlotte County Commission’s decision Tuesday to opt for a single ballot question calling for a six-year sales-tax extension, more information surfaced on a last-minute countywide poll … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda History Center gets $11K boost
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although they have a long way to go meet their goal, Punta Gorda History Center organizers kicked off a massive fundraising drive Wednesday with an $11,000 donation … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County can’t sell ‘Justice’
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — The Charlotte County Commission on Tuesday approved putting to a public referendum a six-year sales-tax extension, without the Charlotte County Justice Center addition. However commissioners maintained their support … Find out how to read more online.
‘Citizen heroes’ honored for fire rescue
Tue  Jul 15 2014 08:00AM
A house fire sparked during a Fourth of July cookout in Port Charlotte might have been fatal, had it not been for some quick thinking from a father and son … Find out how to read more online.
Because it’s there
Thu  Jul 24 2014 09:40AM
ENGLEWOOD — Climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain wasn’t initially on Bud Koranchan’s bucket list, but now he doesn’t stop thinking about it. The soon-to-be 73-year-old Englewood resident wants to … Find out how to read more online.
Pirate Fest draws creator of Captain Morgan character
Thu  Jul 24 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — When artist Don Maitz attends this weekend’s Pirate Fest, he will pay equally close attention to the visitors who come to admire his pirate creations. If they … Find out how to read more online.
Shoes for Kids still needs help
Thu  Jul 24 2014 08:00AM
As the final week of the collection occurs, the Kiwanis Shoes for Kids Project is asking for your assistance to help us meet the requests given from the school personnel … Find out how to read more online.
Working out the kinks
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:00AM
When law enforcement turns to technology and social media to seek aid in solving cases, authorities run the risk of committing inadvertent errors or receiving unhelpful feedback. That’s what happened … Find out how to read more online.
Area home-sales outlook steady
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
The local real estate market remains strong, with homes sold last month in the Charlotte County area fetching the highest median sales price of the year, according to data released … Find out how to read more online.
Working out the kinks
Tue  Jul 22 2014 08:00AM
When law enforcement turns to technology and social media to seek aid in solving cases, authorities run the risk of committing inadvertent errors or receiving unhelpful feedback. That’s what happened … Find out how to read more online.
‘A brain erase’
Mon  Jul 21 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Brenda Peckman calls what her mother has a “brain erase.” Like the movie “The Notebook,” in which the elderly woman Allie Hamilton sometimes doesn’t recognize her husband, Peckman … Find out how to read more online.
Bridal expo showcases vendors
Mon  Jul 21 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Erin Block and Russ Richey are planning to tie the knot on March 14, 2015, and the pair opted to attend the third annual bridal expo Sunday … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriffs’ roles key
Sun  Jul 20 2014 08:00AM
Members of a human-smuggling organization — including one from Port Charlotte and two from North Port — will be sentenced within the next couple months, after recently being convicted of … Find out how to read more online.
Habitat ‘Hooks’ hearts with fundraising efforts
Sun  Jul 20 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — David Reineck gave his 18-month-old grandson, Malachi, the best introduction to fishing possible on Saturday, during the Sixth Annual Hooked on Habitat Redfish Tournament. They reeled in … Find out how to read more online.
Little kids, big help
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — On May 24, the Payne brothers — Landon, 8, and Gavin, 6, of Punta Gorda — were dropped off at their grandma’s house in Deep Creek so … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Tag these bridge artists ‘jailbirds’
Sun  Jul 20 2014 08:00AM
UNDER THE BARRON COLLIER BRIDGE — Two young men apparently chose to create art in the wrong spot Thursday. Jose Ferreir da Silva Neto, 24, and Ty Joseph Chaves, 23, … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Tag these bridge artists ‘jailbirds’
Sat  Jul 19 2014 08:00AM
UNDER THE BARRON COLLIER BRIDGE — Two young men apparently chose to create art in the wrong spot Thursday. Jose Ferreir da Silva Neto, 24, and Ty Joseph Chaves, 23, … Find out how to read more online.
City goes back to Swiftmud a third time
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — They say the third time’s the charm. At least that’s what city leaders are hoping for when they go before the Southwest Florida Water Management District board … Find out how to read more online.
Year-round schools gear up
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
Although the majority of children living in the Charlotte County school district will begin classes Aug. 18, students at two elementary schools will be hitting the books about a month … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Sex offender made porn with infant
Fri  Jul 18 2014 08:00AM
A former Charlotte County sex offender has admitted to taking a sexually explicit photo involving an infant, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Christopher Richard Cloonan, 44, more recently … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay gridders charged in thefts
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Three Lemon Bay High School football players were among four Englewood-area teens arrested this week by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for their alleged involvement in a string … Find out how to read more online.
Utilities Web feature concerns Truex
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Charlotte County Commissioner Bill Truex is concerned that a feature available on the Charlotte County Utilities website will allow criminals to determine whether a home is being left vacant for … Find out how to read more online.
County can’t sell ‘Justice’
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — The Charlotte County Commission on Tuesday approved putting to a public referendum a six-year sales-tax extension, without the Charlotte County Justice Center addition. However commissioners maintained their support … Find out how to read more online.
Inmate’s suit alleges false arrest, mishandling of mail
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A Charlotte County Jail inmate who filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office earlier this year now is claiming corrections officers are mishandling his … Find out how to read more online.