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Cancer patient: Breast self-exams a must-do
Tue  Aug 4 2015 03:42PM
NORTH PORT — Maria Starcher, a 50-year-old construction worker, is living one of those overwhelming, life-changing moments. The North Port woman’s days are constant tests of faith, in almost every … Find out how to read more online.
Parents can still pick up backpacks, supplies for kids
Tue  Aug 4 2015 03:24PM
NORTH PORT — Parents who may have missed the registration window for the city’s annual Back-to-School Resource Fair can still attend this weekend’s event and get free backpacks filled with … Find out how to read more online.
Back-to-school sales-tax holiday starts Friday
Tue  Aug 4 2015 03:54PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — It’s almost that time again. Sarasota County students will be heading back to school Aug. 24 to hit the books and continue their education. For parents, it … Find out how to read more online.
Take Stock In Children needs North Port mentors
Tue  Aug 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Take Stock In Children is seeking North Port volunteers to counsel low-income students. TSIC is a nonprofit scholarship and mentoring organization within both public and charter middle … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks drop as energy sector droops
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has fallen sharply since the end … read more.

UN goal: To end poverty, hunger in 15 years
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking … read more.

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next … read more.

Illinois named top US party school
Tue  Aug 4 2015 01:19AM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp. But students at the central Illinois campus don’t just bury their … read more.

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Cash available for U.S. 41 businesses
Tue  Aug 4 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city’s Fa cade Improvement Program is in place to help improve the look of businesses along U.S. 41, and create a cohesive Mediterranean street theme. However, businesses have yet to take part in the program, and city … Find out how to read more online.

Thousands of books available at Summer Book Sale
Mon  Aug 3 2015 10:38PM
NORTH PORT — Over 4,000 gently used books will be available for purchase at the Friends of the North Port Library Summer Book Sale, set for Aug. 13-15. Books of all genres will be sold at under $1 each, with … Find out how to read more online.

Visani to host benefit for cancer victim
Tue  Aug 4 2015 08:30AM
Visani’s Comedy Zone is slated to host a benefit show at 8 p.m. Wednesday for Alyssa Nicastro, a 13-year-old North Port girl who was diagnosed earlier this year with lymphoma. Tickets are $12 each and will feature comedians Grandma Lee … Find out how to read more online.

City: Tree removal near Morgan Center part of stormwater project
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Work on the banks of the Myakkahatchee Creek near the Morgan Family Community Center has created some speculation on why the city is removing trees. City of North Port spokesman Josh Taylor and Julie Bellia, Public Works … Find out how to read more online.

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