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Goodwill property eyed by chain
Sat  Oct 1 2016 08:30AM
Punta Gorda residents may have breakfast available 24 hours a day, if the city approves a new Waffle House at the corner of East McKenzie Street and U.S. 41. Joe … Find out how to read more online.
Sallie Jones students to participate in program
Sat  Oct 1 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA - Sallie Jones Elementary School students are invited to meet police, city government leaders and school staff at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the parking lot of 514 … Find out how to read more online.
Prescription for safety
Sat  Oct 1 2016 08:30AM
Among the many hats worn by Pastor Sammie Brooks, a familiar and welcome figure to those he has counseled in Charlotte County, was one as a spokesperson for Drug Free … Find out how to read more online.
Falling into autumnal festivities
Sat  Oct 1 2016 08:30AM
Summer’s end, the cusp of autumn, that balmy window of time before season, bringing festivals and new restaurants to test the waters. Jammin’ in Port Charlotte The tang of jerk … Find out how to read more online.
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Slippers lead to suspect’s arrest in Florida church fire
Sat  Oct 1 2016 01:19AM
FORT PIERCE (AP) — A 38-year-old man is charged with arson after police say he set fire to a Fort Pierce church. Police spokesman Ed Cunningham says cameras at Indian River Presbyterian Church captured the arsonist pouring a liquid on … read more.

Coast Guard: Number of Cubans caught at sea surges higher
Sat  Oct 1 2016 01:19AM
MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard says the number of Cubans intercepted at sea while trying to reach U.S. shores has risen even higher amid Washington’s increasing contact with Havana. According to a Coast Guard statement , authorities encountered 7,358 … read more.

SpaceX’s Elon Musk turns to science fiction for Mars ship
Sat  Oct 1 2016 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — If SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s plan to establish a city on Mars sounds like science fiction, then consider the name of his first passenger ship. The answer lies in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” the … read more.

Power goes out for more than an hour at Universal Studios
Sat  Oct 1 2016 01:19AM
ORLANDO (AP) — Power went out for more than an hour and a half at Universal Studios in Orlando, forcing passengers to be evacuated from the Men in Black and Transformers rides. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said that the cause … read more.

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Ground broken for tech college, library
Fri  Sep 30 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The word of the day, used over and over again, was “exciting.” Leaders from the county, city and school district broke ground Thursday in a ceremony dedicating the Suncoast Technical College-North Port and Shannon Staub Public Library. … Find out how to read more online.


Club meetings
Sat  Oct 1 2016 08:30AM
Audubon Society The Peace River Audubon Society meetings are the third Thursday of each month, from September through May at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 863-244-2652, or visit www.peaceriveraudubon.org. Blue Star Mothers Southwest … Find out how to read more online.

Annual Homecoming Parade tradition
Sat  Oct 1 2016 08:30AM
The traditional Charlotte High Homecoming Parade took place Thursday night in downtown Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.

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