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State lawmakers talk 2018 for North Port
Wed  Dec 13 2017 02:16PM
NORTH PORT — The year 2018 will be a big one for North Port, if state Senator Greg Steube and state Rep. Julio Gonzales have anything to do with it. … Find out how to read more online.
Poinsettia Parade kicks off Christmas season
Wed  Dec 13 2017 02:16PM
NORTH PORT — The holiday season has kicked into full gear after North Port residents gathered for the annual Poinsettia Parade Dec. 9 at the City Center Campus in front … Find out how to read more online.
Charge reduced for North Port official
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:20AM
VENICE — A judge reduced a driving under the influence charge to reckless driving this week for Scott Williams, the Neighborhood Development Services director for the city of North Port. … Find out how to read more online.
‘Christmas at the PAC’ set for Sunday
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:20AM
The North Port Concert Band is getting ready for its holiday concert of the 2017-18 season, “Christmas at the PAC” set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Those interested can … Find out how to read more online.
Orchestrating a winter concert
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:18AM
The North Port High School orchestras, consisting of the Prelude, Concert, Pops and Advanced — under the conduction of Lorianne Keeney, presented a Winter Concert at the Performing Arts Center … Find out how to read more online.
New attorneys in region
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:18AM
SARASOTA — Two new attorneys have joined the law firm of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos. Known as Norton Hammersley, the firm is among the leading business and litigation law … Find out how to read more online.
Tapas1 wine bar opens in North Port
Tue  Dec 12 2017 10:58AM
NORTH PORT — Tapas1, a wine bar in the Shoppes at North Port, opened officially with a ribbon cutting recently at its location at 1083 N. Toledo Blade Blvd. The … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
Officials: Dead K-9 may have been hit by car
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are investigating how a Charlotte County Sheriff’s K-9 officer managed to escape and ultimately die over the weekend. The dog, Edo, was discovered dead in a … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County commissioners attending to year-end items
Mon  Dec 11 2017 04:36PM
SARASOTA — When they meet this week, Sarasota County commissioners will be closing out several items for 2017, with interim County Administrator Jonathan Lewis taking the helm. Topping the list … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
Despite rain, locals line up for 39th annual Christmas Parade
Tue  Dec 12 2017 05:32PM
PUNTA GORDA — Most people wait anxiously for the end of parades when Santa Claus typically makes his grand entrance. Four-year-old Jackson Gilbert is not one of those people, running … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: • Warrington Boulevard in Port Charlotte • Bermont Road in Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
Negotiations to begin with Lewis
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:22AM
VENICE — If all goes as planned, Jonathan Lewis will not hold the title of interim Sarasota County administrator for long. In fact, the word interim could be dropped early … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: North Port man beat man with weapon
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:20AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man has been arrested for allegedly beating a man with a deadly weapon, but officials were not able to find any weapon at the … Find out how to read more online.
F.I.S.H. volunteers lauded for service
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:20AM
A weekend ceremony at Olde World restaurant took time to recognize members of F.I.S.H. in North Port. F.I.S.H. stands for Friends In Service Here. It is a nonprofit organization comprised … Find out how to read more online.
Songs of the Wildcats
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:18AM
The Woodland Middle School Wildcat Chorale, under the direction of David Wing and accompanied on the piano by Clay Conway, presented Winter Chorale Concert on Thursday in the school cafeteria. … Find out how to read more online.
‘Holiday Harmonies’ set for Saturday night
Wed  Dec 13 2017 11:18AM
The North Port Chorale will present its next concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at North Port High School. Called “Holiday Harmonies,” it welcomes the season … Find out how to read more online.
MUMPS the word, and FLU is for real
Wed  Dec 13 2017 10:56AM
As cold and flu season arrives in Southwest Florida — possibly the worst in a long time — some worry there could also be a return of a once nearly … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Woman beat pregnant North Port woman
Tue  Dec 12 2017 10:58AM
NORTH PORT — A Venice woman was arrested after allegedly beating a pregnant North Port woman, according to North Port Police Department reports. Caroline Mefford, 20, 1400 block of Kimball … Find out how to read more online.
People helping people
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
Shy-Khia Walker tapped her sleeping baby’s bouncer gently with her foot during a visit from volunteers and social service workers in the living room of her sparsely decorated apartment. As … Find out how to read more online.
People helping people
Tue  Dec 12 2017 08:30AM
Shy-Khia Walker tapped her sleeping baby’s bouncer gently with her foot during a visit from volunteers and social service workers in the living room of her sparsely decorated apartment. As … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 08:30AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Boy Scout Troop 95 attends campout at Highlands Hammock
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Our troop Boy Scout Troop 95 went on a campout at Highlands Hammock in Sebring, Florida, and it was fun. We did a significant amount of cool stuff on the … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
EWD administrator ready to retire
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Roger Quick worked his way up through the ranks of the Englewood Water District. He will retire in six months, after working more than 35 years for the … Find out how to read more online.


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