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Students walk in their parents’ shoes for a day
Fri  Apr 29 2016 08:30AM
At 14, Kayla Vaughan is a veteran worker at Bealls. Since she was 8, Vaughan has been going to the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day with her … Find out how to read more online.
Great expectations meet budget restraints
Fri  Apr 29 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The community’s desire for an architecturally distinctive South County Library, with plenty of room for cultural programming and art exhibits, is receiving some pushback from Charlotte officials who … Find out how to read more online.
South of Edgewater next up for sewers
Thu  Apr 28 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — It was just last year when Paul Huckestein had to replace his septic system at a cost of $4,000. This week he learned that his area, south … Find out how to read more online.
Students will get free meals
Wed  Apr 27 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. That won’t be the case for the majority of Charlotte County students when they return to school … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:06PM
By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan … read more.

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:06PM
By SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered … read more.

Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:04PM
By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy … read more.

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
Sat  Apr 30 2016 10:04PM
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said … read more.

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Charlotte to settle juvenile justice suit
Tue  Apr 26 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners today are expected to accept the terms of new legislation, settling a long-standing dispute between about three dozen counties and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. In return for dropping its lawsuit against DJJ, Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Hundreds of students called in sick
Tue  Apr 26 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — About 200 students were absent from Peace River Elementary School on Friday after reports of a gastrointestinal illness, according to Charlotte County Public Schools spokesman Mike Riley. Riley said some children were sent to the school clinic, … Find out how to read more online.

Spring Lake sewers to connect
Mon  Apr 25 2016 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — As Charlotte officials prepare to launch the second stage of the Mid-County sewer expansion project, the initial phase is set to begin home connections next month. The pilot project in East and West Spring Lake is constructing … Find out how to read more online.

Oaks on Henry nears completion
Tue  Apr 26 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — One of the largest construction projects since Hurricane Charley is nearing its Phase I completion — The Oaks on Henry — a two-story complex with one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments. Perry Hoff Jr., co-owner of Perry Huff … Find out how to read more online.

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