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City officials, FDEP monitor potential containment risk
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — While the Florida Department of Environmental Protection continues to oversee the recent tanker crash and fuel spill on Interstate 75, North Port is taking additional steps to … Find out how to read more online.
YMCA pool remains closed
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port YMCA pool will be closed the remainder of the week, according to officials. The pool, which is at a standalone location at 14279 Tamiami … Find out how to read more online.
Red tide algae still lingering on Manasota Key
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Charlotte County sent out work crews Wednesday and started to clean dead fish from the shoreline of the public Englewood Beach. The toxic red tide algae continues to … Find out how to read more online.
Skyrocketing insurance rates get ‘F’ from school employees
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Charlotte school employees, already upset due to comparatively low wages and a lack of raises, say a proposal that includes skyrocketing insurance rates for next year could … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
CORRECTION: On average last month, Charlotte County homes listed under $50,000 were on the market for only one day. A Sunday story had included an incorrect number. … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte commissioners give final nod to nearly $1 billion budget
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County commissioners have adopted a fiscal 2016-17 budget of $997.5 million, closing a budgeting process that set a tax rate of 6.3007 mills, the same rate as last year. … Find out how to read more online.
Local history: Punta Gorda’s ice plants
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Good day to all! Did you know Punta Gorda had three ice plants over time in its early history? Mechanical refrigeration was first proposed by Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola, … Find out how to read more online.
Mosaic probing radioactivity
Wed  Sep 28 2016 02:24PM
MULBERRY — David Fontana said he stopped cooking with well water from his tap after a sinkhole opened under a Mosaic Fertilizer operation and sent millions of gallons of contaminated … Find out how to read more online.
Goodbye, September
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
The Business Card Exchange will be held at Busey Bank’s Port Charlotte office, 1490 Tamiami Trail, starting at 5 p.m. Thursday. Please bring plenty of cards to hand out and … Find out how to read more online.
Surviving suicide
Tue  Sep 27 2016 12:46PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Suicide has a ripple effect on the survivors. “It’s like a boulder hitting the middle of a lake, and the ripple that comes out from it,” said … Find out how to read more online.
All that glitters
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:30AM
One of Mary Knowlton’s last decisions on this earth was to go to a salon and get her nails done. Punta Gorda Chamber President John Wright gets his hair cut … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda unique in its Jim Crow past
Mon  Sep 26 2016 02:44PM
PUNTA GORDA — In listening to the stories of longtime locals, Danielle Drew, just 23 herself, began to better understand what life was like during the Jim Crow Era. It … Find out how to read more online.
Fighting cancer their own way
Mon  Sep 26 2016 02:44PM
Linda Wilson’s youngest daughter, Tara, is too busy with her law practice to worry about breast cancer. But, the idea is always in the back of her mind. You see, … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Gerald Guy Rodebush of Port Charlotte, and Pamela Ruth Sampson of Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
County mulls $2M fence to prevent jail deaths
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Prompted by inmates plunging to death and injury, the County Commission is considering a new, more secure, second-floor barrier at the Charlotte County Jail, at a cost of … Find out how to read more online.
Low supply drives home prices higher
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Home prices across the region took a giant step forward over the past year, as distressed properties continue to have much less market impact. In Charlotte, the … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: Driver perishes in I-75 fuel tanker spill
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 68-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash near the Sumter Overpass on Interstate 75 Friday night, with his tanker truck overturning, spilling its contents and blocking … Find out how to read more online.
Nonprofits benefit from grants
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
T he Charlotte Community Foundation held its 2016 Grant Awards Celebration on Sept. 22 at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. The recipients of this year’s grants are: AMIKids Crossroads, Boys … Find out how to read more online.
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Officials: Distracted driving leads to crash, entrapped driver
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A wreck along Sumter Boulevard on Wednesday morning was caused by distracted driving, authorities said. The North Port Police Department and EMS responded to the call around … Find out how to read more online.
Victim of Saturday house fire ID’d
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Officials have given the victim’s name, but the official cause of the house fire in Harbor Cove was still unknown as of Wednesday afternoon. Ann Dohn, 78, … Find out how to read more online.
Students gather for prayer
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
Students from across the region gathered for See You At The Pole, a global day of student prayer, before the start of school on Wednesday. An event at Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
School Board eyes employee pay referendum
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - M.C. Heffner of Liberty Elementary School in Port Charlotte said she has to work three jobs as a teacher to pay the bills because the state doesn’t … Find out how to read more online.
DUI suspects arrested after fiery crash
Thu  Sep 29 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Two men made their first appearance in court on DUI charges after they escaped injuries when their trucks crashed on Beach Road the night before. When the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Red tide bloom looms off Charlotte County
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
The specter of a red tide algae bloom continued its assault on Charlotte and Sarasota county beaches Tuesday. Three telltale signs spelled out the story: a small but noticeable string … Find out how to read more online.
Port Charlotte High Homecoming: ‘A Night on the Boardwalk’
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Port Charlotte High School’s 2016 Homecoming Dance was held Saturday evening in the school gym. This year’s theme was “A Night on the Boardwalk.” … Find out how to read more online.
Vietnam Wall now open for visitors
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
With the exception of a few amenities such as flagpoles, benches, information pedestals and donor ledgers, the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida is finished and is open to visitors. A … Find out how to read more online.
Tour the Train Depot
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
The Punta Gorda Train Depot, Museum, Antique & Collectibles Mall has reopened after being closed for the summer. The Train Depot serves as both a reminder of Punta Gorda’s history … Find out how to read more online.
Inmate talks about jail ordeal
Tue  Sep 27 2016 10:42AM
PUNTA GORDA — The inmate who alleges he was coerced into eating his feces while detained at the Charlotte County Jail spoke exclusively about the incident with the Sun. Mark … Find out how to read more online.
Judge: Inmate competent to proceed
Tue  Sep 27 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A judge declared a former confidential informant with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office as being competent to proceed with his legal motion to vacate a 15-year prison … Find out how to read more online.
Election winners had deep pockets
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Roger Eaton says he never equated victory with money in his successful run for Charlotte County clerk of court. But Eaton still spent more than any other Charlotte County candidate … Find out how to read more online.
Summertime weather pattern hasn’t fallen off yet
Mon  Sep 26 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians are still experiencing summertime weather even though the autumn season has already cooled down in many places to the north. “We’re still in a summertime pattern,” said National … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Sept. 19: 1-Bucky Jacques, 3940; 2-Ann Lewis, 3710; 3-Marty DeWitte, 3410; 4-Linda Kopp, 3400. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Ladies Bridge winners Sept. … Find out how to read more online.
Airport Authority election results puzzle candidate
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
More than a week after coming up short in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for Charlotte County Airport Authority District 1, Mark Futch is still insisting backers of incumbent Pam … Find out how to read more online.
Educational signs installed on Harborwalk
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Local residents and visitors walking along Punta Gorda Harborwalk now have the opportunity to learn about the estuary and mangroves they see on their way, thanks to new Interpretive Natural … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players present Comedy for a Cause
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte Players presented their fourth annual Comedy for a Cause “Comedy Diner” on Sept. 16 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. The comedians are chosen by members … Find out how to read more online.
Rotary helps local nonprofits
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
T he Harbor Heights/Peace River Rotary presented its third annual Charity Games on Sept. 17 at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. Ten charities were selected as beneficiaries from the event: … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM