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LATEST LOCAL NEWS
Inaction bogs homeowner
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — Patricia Fountain’s property at the end of Little Farm Road in eastern Charlotte County — a rural outpost if ever there was one — is … Find out how to read more online.
Family traditions
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Brenda Reyes remembers fondly the Easter traditions she celebrated as a child growing up in the Philippines. Good Friday, Christianity’s most solemn day of observance, was always a time for … Find out how to read more online.
Venice mayor gets taste of Meals on Wheels
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Ninety-one-year-old Armando Guerrero was at his front door when Venice Mayor John Holic handed him two containers that included spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni salad and a chocolate éclair. One meal … Find out how to read more online.
Mayday call spurs Gulf search effort
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
A mayday call from a man and a woman who said they were on a boat 17 miles west of Venice Beach had Coast Guard crews searching the Gulf of … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The public will soon get a look inside an historic house hidden in trees near the Florida Governor’s Mansion. The state will open the Grove, once the residence of former Gov. LeRoy Collins, later this year … read more.

Polish man crosses Atlantic Ocean in kayak
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 67-year-old Polish adventurer has paddled his kayak into New Smyrna Beach to mark the end of a 6,000-mile, trans-Atlantic journey. They Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Aleksander “Olek” Doba kissed the ground after … read more.

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
TORONTO (AP) — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. His death was confirmed Sunday by John Artis, a caregiver and associate. Carter spent 19 years in … read more.

Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths
Sun  Apr 20 2014 01:54PM
MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A south Florida man’s work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill. The Bradenton Herald reported on Sunday that Randall S. Wells is helping federal researchers asses … read more.

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More Local News
Locals find nothing to love about lovebugs
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Karen Schroering and her boyfriend were enjoying a leisurely Sunday afternoon on their houseboat off Englewood Beach watching the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix when they noticed they suddenly had company of the winged variety. A lot of it. … Find out how to read more online.



Weekly Record
Sun  Apr 20 2014 08:00AM
Charlotte County births • Cyrus Lee Cox, to Sarah and David Cox of North Port, at 10:26 a.m. April 2. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. • Jordan Patrick Brown, to Laurie and Stephen Brown of Port Charlotte, at 1:10 p.m. April 13. He … Find out how to read more online.

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