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Recovery Rocks celebrated at vigil
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
“It’s not a trap” is the message Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell wants drug or alcohol addicts in dire need of help to understand. “If a person calls us and … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: North Port man fatally injured in I-75 crash
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A North Port man was killed and another critically injured in a Friday night collision on Interstate 75. Timothy Forrester, 57, was a passenger in a Ford … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Commissioners set to talk pot
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
NORTH PORT — The medical marijuana discussion is rising once again in City Hall. The North Port City Commission will discuss revised language on an ordinance to amend the Unified … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda closer to annexing Walmart
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
PUNTA GORDA — A Walmart representative Wednesday commended City Council on working “diligently” to annex the retail giant into Punta Gorda. The council unanimously approved three ordinances during a first … Find out how to read more online.
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‘Focus on Food’ to help fundraise for new Staub Library
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
NORTH PORT — The Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library is publishing a new cookbook called “Friends Focus on Food.” Developed by the Friends of Shannon Staub’s Public Library committee as a fundraiser, favorite recipes were sought from friends, relatives … Find out how to read more online.

It’s Tea Time in North Port
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
The city of North Port hosted young children, between 2 and 7 years old, giving them a chance to dress-up in fancy clothes and enjoy a Tea Party on Saturday, Sept. 2. The morning event took place at North Port’s … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte County students sample colleges
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
PUNTA GORDA — High school students had the opportunity to speak with college recruiters at Charlotte County College Night. The event was held Wednesday night at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. More than 40 information … Find out how to read more online.

Waterfest prepares for third year of racing
Sat  Sep 23 2017 08:00PM
ENGLEWOOD — Ray LaBadie thinks the third annual Englewood Beach Waterfest is just what Englewood needs. In the wake of all the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma, LaBadie, the organizing board president, said, “We would like to bring some normalcy … Find out how to read more online.

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Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear
Sat  Sep 23 2017 07:15PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale … read more.

Senate bill would make online political ads more transparent
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The bill by Sens. Mark Warner of … read more.

Energy leads US stocks indexes
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the … read more.

’Little Rock Nine’ members mark school’s 1957 desegregation
Sat  Sep 23 2017 01:19AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white … read more.

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