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Help us shine a light in the right places
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
Think of your local newspaper as having a flashlight. Where we choose to shine that light can make a difference in how community leaders deal with issues. When issues are … Find out how to read more online.
People helping people
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
Shy-Khia Walker tapped her sleeping baby’s bouncer gently with her foot during a visit from volunteers and social service workers in the living room of her sparsely decorated apartment. As … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
Help us shine a light in the right places
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
Think of your local newspaper as having a flashlight. Where we choose to shine that light can make a difference in how community leaders deal with issues. When issues are … Find out how to read more online.
7-Eleven in PGI to close this month
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — 7-Eleven announced it’s shuttering its Punta Gorda store on Bal Harbor Boulevard, where a store clerk was shot and killed in 2015. The store, located at 1121 … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Eagle’s prognosis stable after power line injury
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
A Bald Eagle named “Icarus” that struggled in a Punta Gorda canal after it was apparently shocked by a power line last week had a stable but guarded prognosis at … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
Despite rain, locals line up for 39th annual Christmas Parade
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Most people wait anxiously for the end of parades when Santa Claus typically makes his grand entrance. Four-year-old Jackson Gilbert is not one of those people, running … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: • Warrington Boulevard in Port Charlotte • Bermont Road in Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
Macaroni Kid Holiday Fest at Franz Ross park
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Families enjoy a holiday event with their children, which was held on Dec. 2 at Franz Ross Park in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Cheryl Ann Hall of Leominster, Massachusetts, and Jose Alberto Diaz of Leominster, Massachusetts. • Sophie Victoria Berry of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and Daniel Lucas … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM

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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, along …

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Sat  Dec 9 2017 01:37PM
The Charlotte County area has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Contact one of the following organizations to see how you can get involved and give back to the community. … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
Help us shine a light in the right places
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
Think of your local newspaper as having a flashlight. Where we choose to shine that light can make a difference in how community leaders deal with issues. When issues are … Find out how to read more online.
People helping people
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
Shy-Khia Walker tapped her sleeping baby’s bouncer gently with her foot during a visit from volunteers and social service workers in the living room of her sparsely decorated apartment. As … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Eagle’s prognosis stable after power line injury
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
A Bald Eagle named “Icarus” that struggled in a Punta Gorda canal after it was apparently shocked by a power line last week had a stable but guarded prognosis at … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Eagle’s prognosis stable after power line injury
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
A Bald Eagle named “Icarus” that struggled in a Punta Gorda canal after it was apparently shocked by a power line last week had a stable but guarded prognosis at … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Boy Scout Troop 95 attends campout at Highlands Hammock
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Our troop Boy Scout Troop 95 went on a campout at Highlands Hammock in Sebring, Florida, and it was fun. We did a significant amount of cool stuff on the … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
EWD administrator ready to retire
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Roger Quick worked his way up through the ranks of the Englewood Water District. He will retire in six months, after working more than 35 years for the … Find out how to read more online.
Visions coming into focus
Sun  Dec 10 2017 03:57PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — A wide spectrum of mega-projects is changing the local landscape, promising jobs, housing, family entertainment and economic vitality. In just the last year, five huge ventures have … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Dec. 3: Round 1: 1-Kim Smith, Dave Heder; 2-Barbara Carroll, Bill Kirkaldy; 3-Nancy Heder, Dan Reed. Round 2: 1-Sammi Urankar, Dan Reed; … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Commission holds final meeting of the year
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The commissioners will meet for one final scheduled time in 2017. Their Tuesday meeting will be the final for the year and tidy up some initiatives while … Find out how to read more online.
Tax reform threatens housing funding
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
In September, the Venice City Council voted 4-2 to pledge $550,000 toward Phase II of Venetian Walk, the city’s only public housing community. The pledge was part of a funding proposal … Find out how to read more online.


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