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Airport OKs money for improvements
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:29PM
PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County Airport Authority Tuesday accepted state transportation dollars to fund a portion of a multi-million dollar construction project that will help pilots land better and … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Jan 27 2015 07:41PM
FAIR SCHEDULE The Charlotte County Fair runs from Friday through Feb. 8 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road (State Road 776), Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-4252, … Find out how to read more online.
River Road remains a priority; funding is a problem
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
River Road widening is a big deal. Nearly everyone around the table Monday morning agreed: The time to get a realistic plan and funding for River Road is now. During … Find out how to read more online.
One-stop shop for brides
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Lynne Matthews, a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, started a bridal expo to get more wedding business at the club. Now the event is on … Find out how to read more online.
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Northeast snowstorm looms
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that … read more.

Stocks eke out small gains after drifting most of the day
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains on Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways. Major stock indexes barely budged early as investors took in stride the election of a Greek political party that has … read more.

Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs. Lacey Spears, 27, of … read more.

Florida cities lead in ‘underwater’ homes
Tue  Jan 27 2015 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Florida cities are still among the nation’s top metro areas in the share of “underwater” homes in their communities. A list compiled by the research firm RealtyTrac puts four Florida cities among the top housing markets with … read more.

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Charlotte Symphony leaves them standing
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
When the performance was over, and even after an encore, patrons were still on their feet demanding more from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Sunday night. Maestro Raffaele Ponti had to point to his watch to remind the audience it was … Find out how to read more online.

Florida’s first lady visits Lamarque
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:01PM
NORTH PORT — Florida first lady Ann Scott visited Lamarque Elementary School Tuesday afternoon, reading to two classes as part of Celebrate Literacy Week. Monday, Scott, the wife of Gov. Rick Scott, kicked off her week of school visits in … Find out how to read more online.

Let’s play a little catch-up
Tue  Jan 27 2015 07:26PM


If you have some News of Note you’d like to share — accomplishments, accolades, neighbors helping neighbors and other happy happenings, email it to Pictures (in .jpg format, please) are welcome too!

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Purple Heart van rolls into town
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Last October, Charlotte County Veterans Service Officer Dave Donohew attended a re-certification conference in Cocoa Beach. While there, he saw the new van wrap for Polk County that recognized those combat-wounded veterans from all wars. When he … Find out how to read more online.

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