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Tea Party stalwart makes commission run
Thu  Apr 17 2014 02:47PM
Embarking on her very first campaign for elective office at age 68, it would be easy to dismiss the grandmother of five as a serious candidate for Charlotte County District … Find out how to read more online.
Weekend may start off wet
Thu  Apr 17 2014 02:46PM
Southwest Florida residents are looking at a wet weekend with a possibility of thunderstorms and even some high wind and hail. A low-pressure system was expected to move into Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Ogden’s Office Bar & Lounge to host kickback night for Leadership Charlotte
Thu  Apr 17 2014 12:00PM
As an early salute to Cinco de Mayo, Ogden’s Office Bar & Lounge in downtown Punta Gorda will be hosting a fundraiser for the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2014 on … Find out how to read more online.
Identification needed in credit card case
Thu  Apr 17 2014 10:52AM
ENGLEWOOD — Economic Crimes detectives need assistance in identifying a man who fraudulently used a credit card at several locations in Charlotte County earlier this month. A Lee County man … Find out how to read more online.
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Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Back in 1971, two South Dakota teens vanished on their way to a party. Now the 43-year-old mystery of their disappearance has been solved by the ebb and flow of a dirty creek and the … read more.

Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the four parties gathered Thursday in Geneva — the U.S., European Union, Ukraine and … read more.

Oklahoma gay marriage case before US appeals court
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
DENVER (AP) — An appeals court in Denver is hearing its second gay marriage case in two weeks. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case from Oklahoma on Thursday. That is one week … read more.

Fla. woman doesn’t blame bear for her attack
Thu  Apr 17 2014 01:56PM
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn’t want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV … read more.

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Thu  Apr 17 2014 02:16PM

County seekS volunteers

The Charlotte County Commission is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:

• Affordable Housing Advisory Committee: one residential home builder, one for-profit provider and one real estate professional. Terms are for three years. The committee meets the …

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At open mic, words you say
Thu  Apr 17 2014 10:46AM
The Peace River Center for Writers hosted its monthly Open Mic Night at Fishermen’s Village on Monday evening. Avid writers, members of PRWC, and students at Edison State College gather there on the second Monday of each month to read … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda to lobby for funding from Swiftmund
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — City leaders will travel to Sarasota County today to lobby the Southwest Florida Water Management District for grant dollars to fund a proposed $28 million reverse-osmosis water-treatment plant meant to purify the city’s water. At a City … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County teacher placed on leave
Thu  Apr 17 2014 08:00AM
A second-grade teacher at Deep Creek Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave with pay while Charlotte County school district officials investigate an allegation that she grabbed a child during a scolding. However, the Florida Department of Children and … Find out how to read more online.

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