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Less growth, water use in Charlotte’s future
Tue  Feb 9 2016 05:22PM
MURDOCK — In coming up with their estimated water demands for the next 20 years, Charlotte officials had a difficult time understanding county population projections that were used as the … Find out how to read more online.
Manasota Key activist Carroll dies
Tue  Feb 9 2016 04:41PM
ENGLEWOOD — Betty Sue Carroll has always been a strong and active voice on the issues facing South Manasota Key. That voice is now silent. Carroll, after fighting what her … Find out how to read more online.
Reverse mortgages could signal return to home defaults
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
It was back in October when Kristen Conti, a broker-owner of Golf Breeze Realty in Port Charlotte, received special training on reverse mortgages from Fannie Mae. As a direct broker … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay women carry on Cracker traditions
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Terri Powell, along with sisters-in-law Ginny and Mary Ellen McLeod, carefully stitched colorful palm trees, starfish and other representations of beach life onto aqua-blue patches of cloth at … Find out how to read more online.
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Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:26PM
BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter … read more.

Gwyneth Paltrow tearfully testifies against accused stalker
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:24PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of stalking her, saying he wrote upsetting letters discussing her death and his intention to marry her and also sent her pornography and unsolicited gifts. … read more.

WWII vet begins journey to reunite with wartime girlfriend
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:22PM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart. It will take Norwood Thomas, who boarded a plane Sunday from … read more.

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
Mon  Feb 8 2016 10:20PM
LONDON (AP) — A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain’s coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country. More than 15,000 homes were without power as Storm Imogen hit Ireland, Wales and … read more.

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North Port educator teacher of year finalist
Tue  Feb 9 2016 05:25PM
NORTH PORT — After a surprise ceremony Tuesday in which Woodland Middle School technology teacher Kristina Beecher was named Sarasota County Middle School Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the overall district prize, Woodland principal Cindy Hall told … Find out how to read more online.

King’s defense continues to appeal death sentence
Tue  Feb 9 2016 08:30AM
An attorney for Michael King says the convicted killer should not be sentenced to death and instead should spend his life in prison. King’s attorney Maria Perinetti recently told Florida Supreme Court justices King’s death penalty case isn’t valid because … Find out how to read more online.

Investigation into death of prison inmate continues
Tue  Feb 9 2016 05:14PM
PUNTA GORDA — There are no answers yet in the death two weeks ago of Reginald Davis, a 34-year-old inmate at Charlotte Correctional Institution. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is still investigating the manner and cause of his death … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County, Venice to negotiate Hamilton Building as library site
Tue  Feb 9 2016 05:08PM
VENICE — Despite some impassioned pleas from a handful of opponents, Sarasota County commissioners voted Tuesday to keep the doors of the Venice Public Library closed due to health concerns over mold. “The disruption will affect every age group, from … Find out how to read more online.

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