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Election winners had deep pockets
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Roger Eaton says he never equated victory with money in his successful run for Charlotte County clerk of court. But Eaton still spent more than any other Charlotte County candidate … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda unique in its Jim Crow past
Mon  Sep 26 2016 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — In listening to the stories of longtime locals, Danielle Drew, just 23 herself, began to better understand what life was like during the Jim Crow Era. It … Find out how to read more online.
Summertime weather pattern hasn’t fallen off yet
Mon  Sep 26 2016 01:00AM
Southwest Floridians are still experiencing summertime weather even though the autumn season has already cooled down in many places to the north. “We’re still in a summertime pattern,” said National … Find out how to read more online.
Fighting cancer their own way
Mon  Sep 26 2016 01:00AM
Linda Wilson’s youngest daughter, Tara, is too busy with her law practice to worry about breast cancer. But, the idea is always in the back of her mind. You see, … Find out how to read more online.
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Red tide kills scores of fish in Sarasota County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:26PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico is to blame for dead fish littering beaches and causing a foul stench at a popular beach along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports … read more.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge … read more.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:24PM
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy’s Department Store. By the time … read more.

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
Sat  Sep 24 2016 09:22PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted … read more.

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Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Sept. 19: 1-Bucky Jacques, 3940; 2-Ann Lewis, 3710; 3-Marty DeWitte, 3410; 4-Linda Kopp, 3400. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Ladies Bridge winners Sept. 20: 1-Kaye MacDonald; 2-Deann Johnson; 3-Cleta Clark. • Slam Bridge … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Gerald Guy Rodebush of Port Charlotte, and Pamela Ruth Sampson of Port Charlotte • Virendra Shivprasad of Port Charlotte, and Sheriana Shivprasad of … Find out how to read more online.

Airport Authority election results puzzle candidate
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
More than a week after coming up short in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for Charlotte County Airport Authority District 1, Mark Futch is still insisting backers of incumbent Pam Seay inserted Peter Gerhardt into the primary as a spoiler. … Find out how to read more online.

County mulls $2M fence to prevent jail deaths
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Prompted by inmates plunging to death and injury, the County Commission is considering a new, more secure, second-floor barrier at the Charlotte County Jail, at a cost of $2 million. Commissioner Tricia Duffy was troubled by both the … Find out how to read more online.

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