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Painting wineglasses for charity
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Port Charlotte held a wineglass painting party/benefit Thursday evening at Bisque It Studio in Port Charlotte to raise money for local chari ties and U.S. … Find out how to read more online.
Tournament offers local female golfers insight
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
VENICE — Hundreds of female golfers from dozens of countries have come to the region to try and qualify for a national tournament. Plantation Golf and Country Club is hosting … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte High Drama Club students stay busy
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
Charlotte High School Theater Troupe 0922 President Laurie Akins and Vice President Kaitlyn Brus are working with fellow thespians on special projects for the next two weekends. The Charlotte High … Find out how to read more online.
Unemployment numbers dip from last year
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
The number of unemployed Southwest Floridians has decreased since last year. Charlotte County’s unemployment rate was at 5.6 percent in September, up slightly from 5.3 percent in August, but still … Find out how to read more online.
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New 3-D technology raises hopes for cold cases
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:19AM
TAMPA — The faces are haunting. They stare, straight ahead, unblinking and made of malleable clay. There are fourteen total, all busts of the missing, the unidentified, the murdered. The forgotten. These faces appeared before law enforcement, University of South … read more.

Author of retracted rape story defends relying on ‘Jackie’
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:19AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and … read more.

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:19AM
BALTIMORE — A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite … read more.

Purported niece, others seek shares of Prince’s estate
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:19AM
CHASKA, Minn. — A Minnesota judge said Friday he’ll try to rule quickly on whether state law entitles a purported niece, grandniece and nephew of Prince to press their claims to shares in the late rock superstar’s estate. Attorneys for … read more.

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City Council candidates seek smart growth
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
In the race for City Council’s District 4 seat, Punta Gorda voters have a choice between Lynne Matthews, a candidate with 12 years of experience serving on city boards and committees, and Bob Peterson, who has received endorsements from the … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte Commission pits opposing styles
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The race for District 5 Charlotte County Commission features two community activists who have taken decidedly different paths toward their candidacy. As an owner of Pik’N Run convenience stores in Charlotte and Lee counties, Tiseo said he … Find out how to read more online.

GOP honors Jane Sturges, Republican of the Year
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
The Charlotte County Republican Party and affiliated clubs named state GOP committeewoman Jane Sturges their Republican of the Year and inducted her into their Hall of Fame Thursday evening at the party’s annual awards dinner at the Isles Yacht Club … Find out how to read more online.

City plans for new trailhead
Sat  Oct 22 2016 01:00AM
Walkers and bikers in Punta Gorda may have a new place to stop, rest and picnic if the city receives a grant from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program for a new trailhead on Shreve Street. City Council recently directed … Find out how to read more online.

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