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New parking restrictions in Charlotte residential districts
Sat  Aug 1 2015 05:00PM
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 … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda, a voting anomaly in the South
Sat  Aug 1 2015 06:36PM
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.
Despite tiff, county affirms support for Patton
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — When Western Michigan University officials visit Charlotte to further explore the feasibility of establishing an aviation program here, and they have made the trip at least 20 times, … Find out how to read more online.
Truck hits cable pole; interrupts local service
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A truck knocked down a fiber optic cable in the early morning hours Thursday, interrupting service for Comcast customers in North Port, just north of the Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Taliban leader vows fight
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:34PM
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
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:33PM
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
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:33PM
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
Sat  Aug 1 2015 07:33PM
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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Dragon boat racing is back at Laishley Park
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club Harbor Dragons has partnered with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, and the Charlotte Local Education Foundation, to bring back the popular dragon boat races. The “War on the Peace River” will return to Laishley … Find out how to read more online.

Former Englewood man’s novel to become movie
Fri  Jul 31 2015 04:22PM
ENGLEWOOD — When Ransom Riggs learned Samuel L. Jackson is playing a character in his young-adult novel turned movie, he freaked out. Novelist Riggs, who grew up in a little house near Englewood Beach, wrote “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar … Find out how to read more online.

Winners Circle
Sat  Aug 1 2015 01:43PM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners July 26: Round 1: 1-Tina Stewart, Joey Siracusa; 2-Fran Smith, Bill Tilley; 3-Bruce Buzzell, George Stern Sr. Round 2: 1-Fran Smith, Tina Stewart; 2-George Stern Sr., Joey Siracusa; 3-Christy Buzzell, Christ Azarias. … Find out how to read more online.

Englewood man charged with attempted murder
Fri  Jul 31 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A local man is facing a slew of charges — including attempted murder — after what the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office describes as a “vicious attack on two people at his Mango Avenue home early (Thursday) morning.” Charles … Find out how to read more online.

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