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Cultural Center offers more than bingo
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
What do President Ronald Reagan, former first ladies Betty Ford and Barbara Bush, five Florida governors, author Stephen King and Cubs manager Joe Maddon have in common? The Cultural Center … Find out how to read more online.
A 10-day reprieve
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — It’s almost that time again. Charlotte County students will be heading back to school Monday to hit the books and continue their education. For parents, it can … Find out how to read more online.
Court: Boat race organizer must clarify answers to lawsuit
Tue  Aug 4 2015 04:38PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The squabble between the sheriff and the race director behind last year’s Super Boat grand prix drags on. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell is listed as the plaintiff … Find out how to read more online.
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10 chosen for GOP debate
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night’s leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the … read more.

Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on Calif. vacation spot
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California’s largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly … read more.

Wall Street stocks move lower
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day Tuesday as investors assessed some disappointing earnings reports. Allstate slumped to its biggest loss in more than five years after reporting a drop in profits that was worse … read more.

Drone drops drugs in prison yard, spurring fight
Wed  Aug 5 2015 01:19AM
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a drone has dropped a package of drugs into an Ohio prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles … read more.

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Florida Civil Air Patrol summer encampment
Tue  Aug 4 2015 04:38PM
The Civil Air Patrol Summer Encampment July 11-18 was attended by 262 cadets from all across the state of Florida. Among those cadets attending were seven of our own from the Charlotte County Composite Squadron. They were: C/Capt. Mikehla L. Hicks, … Find out how to read more online.

Peace Lutheran Church going, going, gone
Tue  Aug 4 2015 04:38PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — On a quiet and serene Saturday morning, appropriate for a church gathering, about 20 people congregated, bringing together a mix of the earnest and the curious. But rather than seeking spiritual comfort, the group was more concerned … Find out how to read more online.

New parking restrictions in Charlotte residential districts
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners on Tuesday adopted new rules for the parking of boats, recreational vehicles, trucks and trailers in residential areas. Claire Jubb, interim community development director for the county, explained that, contrary to citizen concerns that the … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda, a voting anomaly in the South
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
Johnny Lloyd Jr. was just a little boy when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of legislation that struck down racial discrimination at the polls. The law upheld voter rights … Find out how to read more online.

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