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CEO resigns from Charlotte Community Foundation
Tue  May 24 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Julia Steele resigned last week as chief executive officer of the Charlotte Community Foundation. “She’s primarily moving on to pursue other opportunities,” said CCF Board Chairwoman Mary … Find out how to read more online.
Surviving suicide
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — After losing his youngest son to suicide six years ago, Paul Andrews said he received support at first, but later some people told him to get over … Find out how to read more online.
WMU receives tentative OK to start aviation program here
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Western Michigan University is a step closer to establishing pilot training and other programs in Charlotte County after securing a provisional license. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda wants new garbage collection system
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — City staff got its “marching orders” to come up with a plan for the sanitation department to switch from its rear-loader garbage trucks to new multi-pack garbage … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises
Mon  May 23 2016 01:19AM
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, officials said Sunday. Soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in … read more.

El-Sissi says Egypt submarine headed to plane crash site
Sun  May 22 2016 08:06PM
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in the eastern Mediterranean to join the search for the cockpit voice and … read more.

Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address late Sunday night. Iraqi forces are “approaching a moment of great … read more.

Police fatally shoot alleged Florida car burglar
Sun  May 22 2016 08:04PM
HALLANDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Hallandale Beach police officer has fatally shot a man they say tried to flee from authorities while they were investigating reports of car burglaries. Police were called early Sunday after reports of car break-ins and … read more.

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Marine joined up shortly before Pearl Harbor attack
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
When Carl Corwin sailed into Pearl Harbor he was a scared, 17-year-old Marine. The Japanese had just bombed Pearl, and almost all of the battleships in America’s Pacific Fleet were sunk in the harbor at dockside. Corwin was with the … Find out how to read more online.

Hot and mostly dry weather expected
Mon  May 23 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians will get warm weather with sunshine and clear skies this week, but they’ll also get a bit of relief from humidity. Behind the front that came in over the weekend, Meteorologist Andrew McKaughan of the National Weather Service … Find out how to read more online.

1,302 years of combined life celebrated
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Millie Peck tap-danced her way down the aisle during a centenarian celebration at North Port Pines retirement center, honoring its residents who are 100 years old or older. Peck and seven other residents make up the centenarian … Find out how to read more online.

Imagine, NPHS excel in applying for financial aid
Sun  May 22 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Two North Port schools were recognized this week for improving the percentage of high school seniors who apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Imagine School at North Port and North Port High School were both … Find out how to read more online.

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