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Rice guilty of murder, gets life
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — It took a 12-member jury more than six hours of deliberations to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon, 48, a decision … Find out how to read more online.
Habitat helped by Eagle Scout
Wed  Apr 16 2014 02:17PM
SOUTH COUNTY — Peter Cornetet knows the proceeds from each recycled soda can buy more nails for volunteers to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. That’s why the longtime Boy … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County school officials worried about bills
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — The legislative lobbyist for the Charlotte County School Board informed members Tuesday that a state bill that would allow specified individuals to carry a concealed weapon into schools … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda West lends support to the Stone Crabs
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Spirits were high in Sections 216 and 217 at Charlotte Sports Park on April 4 as a large contingent of Rotonda West fans cheered on the Charlotte Stone Crabs. It … Find out how to read more online.
Venice PediCabs debuting this weekend
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
This weekend, yet another new form of transportation makes its debut, the Venice PediCabs, operating from the Venice Skin Studio at 125 West Miami Ave. “This is a pretty neat … Find out how to read more online.
Ex-officios are out, liaisons are in
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Ex-officio members on city of Venice advisory boards are being eliminated to make it easier for city council members to converse with them. Currently an ex-officio member — a council … Find out how to read more online.
Drama focuses on resurrection
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
ENGLEWOOD — West Coast Church Pastor Nancy Turpin was all over the place Sunday evening as she coached a few dozen performers through dress rehearsal for this week’s “The Living … Find out how to read more online.
Compromise reached on bill
Tue  Apr 15 2014 08:00AM
Ashley Lotempio’s son was just 18 months old when he first began showing signs of a mental illness. At first, the Texas native was told her son was simply being … Find out how to read more online.
Keller Williams partners with Marketplace Home Mortgage
Tue  Apr 15 2014 08:00AM
Keller Williams Realty Englewood has announced a new partnership with Marketplace Home Mortgage and their business builder program. Marketplace Home Mortgage will bring a marketing coordinator and a loan officer … Find out how to read more online.
Soggy week on tap
Mon  Apr 14 2014 08:00AM
A front moving through Southwest Florida will bring with it rain for the majority of the week. The front will begin moving into the area Tuesday afternoon, bringing with it … Find out how to read more online.
Freeman remembers Tet Offensive in 1969
Mon  Apr 14 2014 08:00AM
Tet was the big battle former Air Force Sgt. Jack Freeman of Port Charlotte recalls most vividly from his year-long deployment to Vietnam. Some 80,000 North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and … Find out how to read more online.
Warm Mineral Springs reopens
Sun  Apr 13 2014 08:00AM
WARM MINERAL SPRINGS — Lawn chairs and beach towels dotted the shoreline and the smell of sunscreen was in the air as Warm Mineral Springs officially reopened Saturday in North … Find out how to read more online.
A Grand Prix weekend
Sat  Apr 12 2014 08:00AM
With good weather in the forecast, boat racers are anticipating a big weekend of racing and fun at Englewood Beach. “Excitement for the sport is building,” said Chuck Broaddus of … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Ford helping HCMS project
Sat  Apr 12 2014 01:50PM
An Englewood car dealership has volunteered to help make a project honoring wounded combat veterans a reality. Heron Creek Middle School’s tranquility garden is an undertaking of the North Port … Find out how to read more online.
A Grand Prix weekend
Sat  Apr 12 2014 01:50PM
ENGLEWOOD — With good weather in the forecast, boat racers are anticipating a big weekend of racing and fun at Englewood Beach. “Excitement for the sport is building,” said Chuck … Find out how to read more online.
Safety first
Fri  Apr 11 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Cpl. Roland Lytle — the supervisor of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol division — wouldn’t hazard a guess how many boaters will be off Manasota Key … Find out how to read more online.
Food, fashion to benefit art therapy program
Sun  Apr 13 2014 08:00AM
While people tend to associate dementia with memory loss, having difficulty communicating and expressing feelings and thoughts is another heartbreaking aspect of the disease. Caregivers and family members often wish … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood women on a mission to Guatemala
Fri  Apr 11 2014 05:03PM
ENGLEWOOD — Vicki Brewer, Becky Crawford and Bennie Watson are on a mission — or hope to be with a little help. Citing how Jesus Christ encouraged his disciples to … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota School Board ponders lobbyist hire
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — During a workshop Tuesday afternoon, members of the Sarasota County School Board agreed they would like to pursue hiring a lobbyist to speak on their behalf in … Find out how to read more online.
‘A nice first impression’
Tue  Apr 15 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — At Englewood Beach Monday, Bruce Tobiassen prepared the Miss Geico powerboat for its trip back to Riviera Beach. Miss Geico blew a drive shaft, sustained other damage, and … Find out how to read more online.
SCF student named Ms. Congeniality in Ms. Wheelchair pageant
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
VENICE — When State College of Florida Venice student Cody Bowman took the stage in the Ms. Wheelchair Florida pageant April 4-6, in Orlando, she realized her dream of advocating … Find out how to read more online.
Thompson joined the Navy in 1945, at age 17
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
It was July 22, 1945, when Earl Thompson, a Navy fireman who now lives in Port Charlotte, sailed into Buckner Bay aboard a transport ship that dropped anchor off Okinawa. … Find out how to read more online.
Postal workers deal with Easter, Tax Day
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Between customers with tax returns and Easter eggs, it was double trouble early this week for local postal workers. But they were ready for it. “It’s kind of like a … Find out how to read more online.
Golf Fooooore Kids’ Sake
Wed  Apr 16 2014 01:01PM
Golfers who love the game rarely need an excuse to play. But when you combine springtime on the course with the chance to benefit area kids, it’s a hole-in-one for … Find out how to read more online.
Authorities report few incidents at boat races
Tue  Apr 15 2014 08:00AM
Crowds in the Englewood Beach area for the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix were mostly relaxed, despite a handful of weekend arrests and a half-dozen medical 911 calls … Find out how to read more online.
Fans flock to Englewood for fun, sun and high-speed boats
Mon  Apr 14 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Dave Sharpnack would likely never have made it to the white sand beach on Manasota Key if it hadn’t been for the powerboat races held in Englewood Sunday. … Find out how to read more online.
Behind in the count
Sun  Apr 13 2014 08:00AM
Charlotte County school district officials are concerned about an assessment showing that a low percentage of children entering kindergarten demonstrate basic math skills. However, representatives with the Early Learning Coalition of … Find out how to read more online.
Big beer vs. small craft brewers
Mon  Apr 14 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Bill Frazer has been working for months to transform a Charlotte Street warehouse space into Fat Point Brewing Company, marking the first microbrewery in Charlotte County. The … Find out how to read more online.
Grand Prix makes splash
Sun  Apr 13 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Keyleigh Lambert spent her 25th birthday on Englewood beach in a bikini, a sash and tiara cheering along with thousands of others watching powerboats race along the shoreline. … Find out how to read more online.
Passover begins on Monday
Sun  Apr 13 2014 08:00AM
In preparation of Passover, the holiday that celebrates Jews’ freedom from Pharaoh in Egypt, Jews clear their homes of “chametz” — leavened bread, cake and similar foods. To do a … Find out how to read more online.
Insanity defense trial expected to wrap Monday
Sat  Apr 12 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The first-degree murder trial of Michael W. Rice, the South Carolina man charged with the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon in 2012, should be winding down next … Find out how to read more online.
Law enforcement community buries one of its own
Sat  Apr 12 2014 01:50PM
PUNTA GORDA — Ahead of Friday’s funeral for his co-worker and friend, Sgt. Karl Steele of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office described Brad Murray as a “hell of a man.” … Find out how to read more online.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION — HOW THEY VOTED TUESDAY, APRIL 8
Sun  Apr 13 2014 08:00AM
Approved a request by the Babcock Property Holdings, LLC and Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District to terminate a five-year affordable housing agreement with Charlotte County, entered on March 17, … Find out how to read more online.
Vigil prays for rights of unborn
Sat  Apr 12 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Angela Simpson was an unwed teen, with little family support, when she chose to have an abortion. “There was a lot of fear,” she said, looking back … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Victims’ rights worth the fight
Fri  Apr 11 2014 08:00AM
Connie Ankney’s son was murdered and her daughter-in-law was raped and murdered during a family fishing trip in 1997. Their bodies were found in a rural area of Charlotte County. … Find out how to read more online.
Weather should wow for big weekend
Fri  Apr 11 2014 08:00AM
Mother Nature should smile on Southwest Florida this weekend during two major local events. The first-ever Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday off Manasota Key in … Find out how to read more online.