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Sales tax would fund new library
Fri  Aug 29 2014 03:44PM
PUNTA GORDA — Bill and Sue Miller are avid readers. She likes books. He’s more of a magazine guy. Neither likes electronic reading devices. “I like to feel the pages … Find out how to read more online.
Governor visits Vineland Elementary
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
ROTONDA WEST — “If you like lots of pizza and ice cream, and want to eat dinner with the President and First Lady once a year, you could be the … Find out how to read more online.
Airport receives millions for expansion
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Punta Gorda Airport $5.7 million for the expansion of the Bailey Terminal. At a special meeting of the Charlotte County Airport … Find out how to read more online.
Local man faces new child sex charges
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Port Charlotte man faces four counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition after authorities say he repeatedly masturbated in front of a teenage girl, according to the … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Man caught killing, eating threatened tortoises
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
MIAMI (Reuters) — Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said … read more.

Czech PM says would support NATO strengthening in the east
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
PRAGUE (Reuters) — The Czech Republic would support NATO strengthening its military presence in its eastern European members, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka was quoted as saying on Thursday. “If Poland or the Baltic states would wish it, then we would … read more.

Cameron warns of economic threat from Scottish breakaway
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) — British Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots on Thursday that much of their industry and more than one million jobs could be put in jeopardy if they vote next month to leave the United Kingdom. In … read more.

Hamas leader: Gaza only ‘milestone to reaching our objective’
Thu  Aug 28 2014 09:25PM
DOHA (Reuters) — Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only “a milestone to reaching our objective”. Speaking at a … read more.

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In with the new
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Cultural Center of Charlotte County board of trustees on Thursday elected new leadership for the longtime community hub. By a unanimous vote, current board president K. Stephen Carter was tabbed to lead the organization as executive … Find out how to read more online.

Farm animals find greener pastures
Fri  Aug 29 2014 08:00AM
SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — When Charlotte County Animal Control Officer Reannon Juergensen visited a property off Little Farm Road earlier this month, she found horses and other animals that were sick, starving and underweight. “The overall housing of the … Find out how to read more online.


Fri  Aug 29 2014 12:54PM
HIGH HOLY DAYS Temple Beth El — North Port Jewish Center, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive: Tickets required. All services are conducted by Cantor Lyle Rockler. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, as well as … Find out how to read more online.

RELIGION BRIEFS
Fri  Aug 29 2014 12:12PM
Thrift store summer hours ending Shop the Christ Community United Methodist Church Thrift Store Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Summer hours, which end today, are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. those days. (September through May hours will be 10 a.m. to … Find out how to read more online.

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