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Witness claims to see ‘little purple foot’ in accused killer’s car
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
Jessie Clapham said he was living with his father and uncle in San Carlos Park in 1999 when Keith Wilson arrived one night around 11 p.m. or midnight. Wilson and … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man accused of torching father’s house
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking his father with a machete and setting his house on fire last week. A neighbor called 911 when she saw … Find out how to read more online.
Witness claims to see ‘little purple foot’ in accused killer’s car
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
Jessie Clapham said he was living with his father and uncle in San Carlos Park in 1999 when Keith Wilson arrived one night around 11 p.m. or midnight. Wilson and … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man accused of torching father’s house
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking his father with a machete and setting his house on fire last week. A neighbor called 911 when she saw … Find out how to read more online.
Witness claims to see ‘little purple foot’ in accused killer’s car
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
Jessie Clapham said he was living with his father and uncle in San Carlos Park in 1999 when Keith Wilson arrived one night around 11 p.m. or midnight. Wilson and … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man accused of torching father’s house
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attacking his father with a machete and setting his house on fire last week. A neighbor called 911 when she saw … Find out how to read more online.
Time has come for Next Generation 911
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — In an information age in which cell phones are ubiquitous — capable of sending voice, text, photos and video — the 911 emergency phone system limits itself to … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte sets state legislative agenda
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The damaging effects of Hurricane Irma continue in Florida, blowing a huge hole in the state budget. In establishing a list of legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative … Find out how to read more online.
Home rule a hot topic; leaders set for Legislative Delegation
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Both Punta Gorda and Charlotte County will address its lack of governmental control — a contentious topic that again proved troublesome when trying to regulate medicinal marijuana … Find out how to read more online.
Irma response gets passing grade
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
One Port Charlotte resident gave Charlotte County a “D-” for its post-hurricane Irma relief efforts in a letter to the editor. “It’s just depressing,” said Robert A. McDuffie about the … Find out how to read more online.
Home rule a hot topic; leaders set for Legislative Delegation
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Both Punta Gorda and Charlotte County will address its lack of governmental control — a contentious topic that again proved troublesome when trying to regulate medicinal marijuana … Find out how to read more online.
Why do we live in Florida?
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
Snakes in the garden, mosquitoes in the air, thunder and lightning in the forecast. Just another summer day in Southwest Florida. This is a place where coyotes roam the countryside, … Find out how to read more online.
Why do we live in Florida?
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
Snakes in the garden, mosquitoes in the air, thunder and lightning in the forecast. Just another summer day in Southwest Florida. This is a place where coyotes roam the countryside, … Find out how to read more online.
Why do we live in Florida?
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
Snakes in the garden, mosquitoes in the air, thunder and lightning in the forecast. Just another summer day in Southwest Florida. This is a place where coyotes roam the countryside, … Find out how to read more online.
PicklePlex set for groundbreaking
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The board president of PicklePlex — a nonprofit group planning to develop a mammoth pickleball complex — said excitement is building ahead of a groundbreaking slated for … Find out how to read more online.
Federal official wants time with Charlotte commissioners
Sat  Oct 14 2017 08:30AM
U.S. Small Business Administration spokesman Tamim Choudhury says he has some valuable information for Charlotte County Commissioners and residents. As of Friday, he is still trying to get an audience … Find out how to read more online.
Church hosting North Port pumpkin patch
Fri  Oct 13 2017 02:32PM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne Drive, is hosting a Pumpkin Patch during October. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 … Find out how to read more online.
FEMA mobile command center open in Englewood
Fri  Oct 13 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Anyone in need of disaster assistance from Hurricane Irma can have questions answered in person by Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration representatives in Englewood. … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota narrowly approves energy program
Fri  Oct 13 2017 11:27AM
SARASOTA — Despite some misgivings, Sarasota County commissioners gave the go-ahead Wednesday for a Property Assessed Clean Energy program to operate within the county. During a public hearing that began … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Yard Sale returns
Fri  Oct 13 2017 08:30AM
Residents will have the chance to get rid of their unwanted items this Saturday. From 8 a.m. to noon the Community Yard Sale will be on City Center Front Green, … Find out how to read more online.
Braves break ground on stadium
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — It all started with a rendering drawn on a napkin during a discussion in Tennessee between West Villages chairman Marty Black, Atlanta Braves and Sarasota County officials. … Find out how to read more online.
Questions, questions, who has the answers?
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
I have been pondering a few things lately as I drive around town and would love to hear from our readers if they have answers or opinions. Should government meetings … Find out how to read more online.
Braves break ground on stadium
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — It all started with a rendering drawn on a napkin during a discussion in Tennessee between West Villages chairman Marty Black, Atlanta Braves and Sarasota County officials. … Find out how to read more online.
Questions, questions, who has the answers?
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
I have been pondering a few things lately as I drive around town and would love to hear from our readers if they have answers or opinions. Should government meetings … Find out how to read more online.
Questions, questions, who has the answers?
Tue  Oct 17 2017 08:30AM
I have been pondering a few things lately as I drive around town and would love to hear from our readers if they have answers or opinions. Should government meetings … Find out how to read more online.
Irma response gets passing grade
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
One Port Charlotte resident gave Charlotte County a “D-” for its post-hurricane Irma relief efforts in a letter to the editor. “It’s just depressing,” said Robert A. McDuffie about the … Find out how to read more online.
Home rule a hot topic; leaders set for Legislative Delegation
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Both Punta Gorda and Charlotte County will address its lack of governmental control — a contentious topic that again proved troublesome when trying to regulate medicinal marijuana … Find out how to read more online.
Irma response gets passing grade
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
One Port Charlotte resident gave Charlotte County a “D-” for its post-hurricane Irma relief efforts in a letter to the editor. “It’s just depressing,” said Robert A. McDuffie about the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte sets state legislative agenda
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The damaging effects of Hurricane Irma continue in Florida, blowing a huge hole in the state budget. In establishing a list of legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative … Find out how to read more online.
Air Show thunders to a close
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
On a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon, Punta Gorda offered its slice of Americana. In the air, the Warbirds flew in tight formation; later, the F-35 Air Force jet blasted past. … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte sets state legislative agenda
Mon  Oct 16 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — The damaging effects of Hurricane Irma continue in Florida, blowing a huge hole in the state budget. In establishing a list of legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative … Find out how to read more online.
Air Show takes flight at airport
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Christa and Doug Brickey share a long history in aviation. Christa’s father flew a Douglas C-47 transport on D-Day, dropping paratroopers during the Allied invasion, and engaged … Find out how to read more online.
Air Show takes flight at airport
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Christa and Doug Brickey share a long history in aviation. Christa’s father flew a Douglas C-47 transport on D-Day, dropping paratroopers during the Allied invasion, and engaged … Find out how to read more online.
Air Show takes flight at airport
Sun  Oct 15 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Christa and Doug Brickey share a long history in aviation. Christa’s father flew a Douglas C-47 transport on D-Day, dropping paratroopers during the Allied invasion, and engaged … Find out how to read more online.
Farmers Markets continue to grow
Fri  Oct 13 2017 11:20AM
Maggie Balch started selling seafood in the area’s farmers markets back in 1997 at the Venice Farmers Market. Her stand, Maggie’s Seafood, is one of two stands at the market … Find out how to read more online.
Placida Art Market opens Oct. 21, needs vendors
Sat  Oct 14 2017 08:30AM
PLACIDA — The Placida Art Market at the Placida Fishery is set to begin its ninth year of shows Oct. 21 and is looking for vendors. Despite developers’ plans to … Find out how to read more online.
Rock-gate: Selling painted rocks causes online controversy
Fri  Oct 13 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — After collecting painted rocks she found around the community, one local woman decided to put them online and try to sell them for $20 to $70. A Facebook … Find out how to read more online.
Ice-skating senior featured nationally
Fri  Oct 13 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — After decades of taking photos of other people, Heidemarie Burke finds herself the cover girl for a Hospital Corp. of America nationally circulated magazine. The quarterly magazine is … Find out how to read more online.
Rosary Rally set for noon Saturday
Fri  Oct 13 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The San Pedro Catholic Church parking lot will be the setting at noon Saturday for a Rosary Rally geared to unite the world in peace. San Pedro … Find out how to read more online.
Tackling truancy — an early warning sign of dropping out
Thu  Oct 12 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Stephanie Reel, 15, won a big stuffed animal at a pep rally at The Academy, an alternative high school at Charlotte Technical College in Port Charlotte. At … Find out how to read more online.


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