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You Auto Know: Gift cars from caring husbands
Fri  May 25 2018 08:08PM
When those of you who follow this column read today’s article about two very different ladies with very different cars, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The oldest automobile is a 1995 … Find out how to read more online.
A soggy weekend awaits; Alberto forms
Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
Residents of Southwest Florida might want to consider hosting Memorial Day festivities indoors this weekend. The National Weather Service is expecting anywhere from three to six inches of rain between … Find out how to read more online.
Medical marijuana dispensary eyes Charlotte County
Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
Charlotte County could get its first medical marijuana dispensary within the next few months. VidaCann Vice President of Product Development Peyton Moseley confirmed Friday the company is finalizing a lease … Find out how to read more online.
Businesses collect retired American flags
Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
With Memorial Day approaching, local businesses want to remind residents of the proper way to dispose of their American flags. Flags that have been worn down or desecrated — by … Find out how to read more online.
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Memorial service honors fallen officers
Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
A memorial service Tuesday evening, hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, honored law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. A Port Charlotte native, Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Norman Lewis, was one of the officers honored. Lewis … Find out how to read more online.

Workforce ready
Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
More than 200 students graduated from a variety of programs at the Charlotte Technical College earlier this week. The college offers courses in everything from Computer Systems and Information Technology to Cosmetology, allowing students to study subjects that offer an … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all Charlotte and Sarasota County government business offices along with North Port and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed May 28. All post offices will be closed as well, along with the … Find out how to read more online.

‘Backpage’ website is back with local listings
Fri  May 25 2018 07:52PM
Despite a federal shutdown of the website over accusations it facilitated prostitution and sex trafficking, another site with a similar name is operating internationally with some local listings. was seized in April after an “enforcement action” by federal … Find out how to read more online.

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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths
Fri  May 25 2018 12:32AM
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had … read more.

Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia
Fri  May 25 2018 12:32AM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted delivery Thursday of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia. A commercial cargo ship arrived at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Wallops Island. Orbital ATK shipped … read more.

Maui’s Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach’s best beach list
Fri  May 25 2018 01:19AM
A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, … read more.

Last year Jacksonville and Fruitland Park, led Florida in growth
Fri  May 25 2018 01:19AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — When city manager Gary La Venia first arrived in the city of Fruitland Park five years ago, his commute was on a two-lane road bordered by open fields on either side. Nowadays, that same route has become … read more.

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