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Are we having a hard time separating fact from opinion?
Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:46PM
It can be a debate about politics, sports, religion or other subjects, but online, it can get vicious. How people act online and in real life can sometimes be drastically … Find out how to read more online.
Will feds follow state’s lead on more money for charter schools?
Tue  Jun 27 2017 08:30AM
As the state moved forward this month with more funding for charter schools, local instructors have been watching the developments in Washington to see how that could affect them and … Find out how to read more online.
McGuire Park set for face-lift
Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:52PM
MURDOCK — The county is moving ahead with a major renovation of McGuire Park, a cornerstone project in the revival of Parkside. At Tuesday’s meeting, Charlotte commissioners unanimously approved a … Find out how to read more online.
Police testify in chief’s trial
Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:52PM
Around July 4, 2016, then-Punta Gorda Police Lt. Katie Heck gave then-Officer Lee Coel the ammunition he later used to shoot and kill Mary Knowlton, a woman taking part in … Find out how to read more online.
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BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years
Tue  Jun 27 2017 01:19AM
BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years. CEO Harald Krueger’s announcement coincided with the German automaker’s celebration of 25 years of manufacturing … read more.

US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:46PM
BC-Financial Markets, 8th Ld-Writethru,758 US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers AP Photo NYBZ126 Eds: Updates with close of US trading. With AP Photos. By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a … read more.

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali
Tue  Jun 27 2017 01:19AM
BAMAKO, Mali — A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There was no immediate word on the fate of a second hostage, from … read more.

Subway digging uncovers ‘Pompeii-like scene’ in Rome
Tue  Jun 27 2017 01:19AM
ROME — Digging for Rome’s new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure. Archaeologists on Monday said … read more.

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Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:44PM
The Charlotte County area has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Contact one of the following organizations to see how you can get involved and give back to the community. • Animal Welfare League: Volunteers needed as dog walkers, cat … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:44PM
Laishley Park 4th Fest 2017: A family-oriented, community festival from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be vendors, displays, food, beverages, live music, 12 giant inflatable waterslides and other water-related games. The festival culminates with a big fireworks display … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:44PM
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all Charlotte County government business offices and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed July 4, along with the county and circuit courts. All post offices will be closed July 4. Other offices … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda Horseman's Association Awards Dinner
Tue  Jun 27 2017 07:44PM
On Saturday, the Punta Gorda Horseman’s Association held its year-end awards banquet at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.

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