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Winners circle
Sat  Feb 24 2018 06:50PM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Feb. 18: Round 1: 1-Donna Branscome, Mike Vest; 2-Nancy Heder, George Stern, III; 3-Fran Smith, Sue Meadows. Round 2: 1-Kim Toney, Justin … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sat  Feb 24 2018 06:50PM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Linda Louise Wright of Hillsboro, Mo., and Darren Alan Seifert of Morrison, Mo. • Steven James Hannah of Emily, Minn., and Patricia Marie Miller of … Find out how to read more online.
GBT unveils tenant roster for former Kmart
Sat  Feb 24 2018 06:50PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Once remodeling is completed, a list of tenants are ready to move into the former Kmart store on Murdock Boulevard. In a press release issued this week, … Find out how to read more online.
Gov. Scott appoints local builder to chair state commission
Sat  Feb 24 2018 06:50PM
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the office of Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jay Carlson as the Chairman of the Florida Building Commission. Jay Carlson, a Port Charlotte resident since … Find out how to read more online.
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New businesses swarm to region
Sat  Feb 24 2018 06:48PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Not too long ago, real estate agents struggled to come up with positive signs in the commercial market. But new businesses are now popping up all over, from North Port to Punta Gorda, and all points in … Find out how to read more online.

Jail mental health services increased in 2017
Sat  Feb 24 2018 07:39PM
From 2016 to 2017, mental health services at the Charlotte County Jail increased by 40 percent, according to its annual report. Inmates received 7,505 mental health services compared to just 5,099 in 2016. “More and more people are coming into … Find out how to read more online.

Locals want enhanced gun control measures
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Clare Naughton-Rockwell was at the coffee shop in Alexandria, Virginia, as Congressmen and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were shot nearby while practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. “What people don’t realize … Find out how to read more online.

Area food pantries and thrift stores
Sat  Feb 24 2018 06:48PM
• Community Life Center, 19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every two weeks on Thursdays. For more information, call 941-629-0999. • Discipleship Driven Ministries, 4040 Tamiami Trail (at the end of the U.S. 41 Access Road at … Find out how to read more online.

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State, National and World News
Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their “mateship” on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other’s approaches on immigration and taxes. Their relationship got off to a … read more.

California parents face new charges in kids’ torture case
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse. David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft … read more.

Washington lawmakers exempt themselves from records law
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation that will make some of their records public in the future, but will circumvent a recent court ruling that found they were already fully subject to the state’s public disclosure … read more.

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — You have a firm grip on this year’s Oscar nominees, last year’s winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood’s … read more.

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