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Area towns make most boring list
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:00AM
If you think the area is boring, well, you’re not the only one. Friday, San Mateo, Calif.-based Movoto.com, an online real estate brokerage, released a list of the 50 Most … Find out how to read more online.
Ellie needs ‘forever’ home
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Ellie was in bad shape when her foster parents first got her. She was skinny and weak, and suffered from various ailments. But she’s doing a lot … Find out how to read more online.
Area jobless numbers flat
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:00AM
The unemployment rates in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties held firm in August, as construction jobs across the state continue to lead the way in growth. Construction jobs grew by … Find out how to read more online.
2 charged in homicide
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with last week’s killing of a Port Charlotte man, in what was described as a drug-related … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Scotland to stay in UK
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and … read more.

Redistricting hearing gets testy
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE — A bitter dispute pitting Republican political consultants against groups who challenged Florida’s congressional map spilled out in front of the state’s highest court on Friday. The Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether or not secret evidence … read more.

France joins Islamic State fight
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
PARIS — France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding … read more.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
Sat  Sep 20 2014 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since … read more.

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More Local News
Shoes for Kids can be something special
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Barbara Holt has given hundreds of pairs of shoes to students over the years, but one pair stands out. “He was a little kindergartner,” the guidance counselor said. “His friend brought him to me, and she was … Find out how to read more online.

Biggest show in town today
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
The scores have faded over the decades. Yes, Charlotte beat Venice — Paul DeGaeta and Dale Russell know this for sure. The memories, however, are still there in vivid color. So vivid in fact, that the two former Tarpon linemen … Find out how to read more online.

‘Fishy’ reunion
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry the Nassau Grouper.” “It broke my heart,” Begg recalled Thursday. “I went into … Find out how to read more online.

Sculpture mysteriously returned to local owner after 2 years
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry the Nassau Grouper.” “It broke my heart,” Begg recalled Thursday. … Find out how to read more online.

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