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Student is first in Charlotte to receive fellowship
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:33PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Anthony Vigliotti is the first student in Charlotte County to receive a prestigious Take Stock in Children fellowship, which will allow him to be the first in … Find out how to read more online.
Longtime pastor’s anniversary celebrated
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:30AM
A celebration called “Honoring Our Faithful Shepherd” was held at First Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Punta Gorda on Sunday to honor the 37th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Carl … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte imposes new regulations for abandoned boats
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — A new Charlotte County ordinance will make it easier for officials to remove abandoned boats from all public waterways. The updated measure clarifies regulations dealing with abandoned vehicles … Find out how to read more online.
One dead in single-vehicle crash
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A single-vehicle crash ended in one fatality Sunday night when a 2010 Infiniti G37 crashed into a utility pole and caught fire. The Florida Highway Patrol reported … Find out how to read more online.
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Deputies: 1 dead, 1 critical in Orlando home invasion
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:28PM
ORLANDO (AP) — Investigators say an Orlando man shot two men during a home invasion, killing one of them. Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jane Watrel tells local news outlets that a woman called 911 around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and told … read more.

Grandparents charged in case of boy killed by brother
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:27PM
PORT ORANGE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested the grandparents of an 8-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed by his older brother. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 56-year-old Sabrina Potter and 47-year-old Robert Potter were arrested Tuesday on … read more.

Drop in Florida home ownership but gains in Fort Myers area
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:27PM
ORLANDO (AP) — Homeownership dipped slightly in Florida statewide last year, but there were gains in southwest Florida. New Census figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the home ownership rate in Florida dropped from 64.8 percent … read more.

Florida House pushes ahead with bid to dismantle programs
Tue  Feb 21 2017 08:27PM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A push by Florida House Republicans to scuttle the state’s economic development agency is moving ahead, despite fierce opposition by Gov. Rick Scott. A divided House panel on Tuesday voted for a bill that would eliminate Enterprise … read more.

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Whether with Trump or in local circles
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
At one point, President Donald Trump was considering several members of his family for top government jobs. As the topic of nepotism became part of a national discussion, Trump settled for having his son-in-law work as White House senior adviser. … Find out how to read more online.

Hundreds remember North Port teacher at service
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Not many people can recall Holly Morgan Fisher without smiling. “You would see her smile a mile before you would see her,” said former classmate and Heron Creek substitute teacher Jeff Hughes. Fisher wore a multitude of hats for many … Find out how to read more online.

Southwest Florida goes into moderate drought
Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM
Lack of winter rain and warmer-than-normal temperatures have pushed Southwest Florida from abnormally dry into moderate drought. “Southwest Florida is officially in a moderate drought,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Daniel Noah. “It makes it easier for fires to develop.” … Find out how to read more online.


Mon  Feb 20 2017 08:30AM

Englewood a model for sewer expansion?

Facing much the same dilemma that now confronts Charlotte County, the Englewood Water District embarked on a widespread, septic-to-sewer expansion project in 1996. Besides the environmental benefits, there were other similarities shared by the …

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