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City: Tree removal near Morgan Center part of stormwater project
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Work on the banks of the Myakkahatchee Creek near the Morgan Family Community Center has created some speculation on why the city is removing trees. City of … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda, a voting anomaly in the South
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
Johnny Lloyd Jr. was just a little boy when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of legislation that struck down … Find out how to read more online.
Mote among Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge finalists
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — With ongoing projects on cancer therapy, antibiotics, sustainable seafood and water purification, Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is poised to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in … Find out how to read more online.
City moves to self-insurance
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city of North Port is implementing risk management self-insurance that will save the city money in a few years’ time, officials say. At this week’s City … Find out how to read more online.
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Taliban leader vows fight
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban’s controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in … read more.

Neighborhood gets rainbow makeover
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
PACHUCA, Mexico — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people’s homes. Literally. A group of artists known as the German Crew have spent 14 months turning the hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas into a giant, colorful … read more.

Zimbabwean authorities restrict lion hunting
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the … read more.

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
Sun  Aug 2 2015 01:19AM
BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. After a 10-hour journey by road from … read more.

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Local business ‘adopts’ North Port’s Veterans Park
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Louis Galterio, president of SunCoast RHIO Inc., has pledged his company’s support to keep Veterans Park beautiful through a program called Adopt-A-Park. Galterio is one of a growing number of North Porters looking to give back to … Find out how to read more online.

Farley to host exhibit honoring fallen in War on Terror
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — “Remembering Our Fallen,” a special traveling exhibit that is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 304 Floridians killed in the War on Terror, will be displayed at the North Port and Venice chapels of … Find out how to read more online.

New parking restrictions in Charlotte residential districts
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners on Tuesday adopted new rules for the parking of boats, recreational vehicles, trucks and trailers in residential areas. Claire Jubb, interim community development director for the county, explained that, contrary to citizen concerns that the … Find out how to read more online.

Kid DJ drops the beat in North Port
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — DJ V Boy is a veteran when it comes to the trade — he’s been at it for roughly two and a half years. What sets him apart from other deejays, however, is that he’s an 11-year-old … Find out how to read more online.

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