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Waterfest to pitch for help from Charlotte County Commission
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Beach Waterfest 2017 is starting its engines. Organizers hope Charlotte County commissioners will want to pitch in and make Waterfest, now in its third year, a success. … Find out how to read more online.
Suicide prevention group seeks plan input Saturday
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
Zachary Taylor, an Englewood author and friend to many, died by suicide in 2014. Three years later, his younger brother Travis also took his life. Family and friends of the … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay to decide on repaving assessment change
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Property owners in the Lemon Bay Municipal Service Benefit Unit will see a hike to their assessments to repave 37.5 miles of roads. But Charlotte County is taking … Find out how to read more online.
Bald eagle dies of West Nile in Sarasota
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:03PM
West Nile Virus is blamed for the death of a bald eagle found recently at a Sarasota park, according to a Florida Health Department report. It is the first reported … Find out how to read more online.
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Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon … read more.

US stocks waver as earnings and central banks dominate
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn’t announce any changes to its stimulus policies. Europe’s central bank maintained its current policies and ECB President Mario Draghi … read more.

Greece waits for ‘right moment’ for bond market return
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
ATHENS, Greece — Greece says it is still waiting for the “right moment” to re-enter the bond market, playing down expectations of an issue by the end of the week. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said Thursday that the government was … read more.

American student detained in China after dispute with cabbie
Fri  Jul 21 2017 01:19AM
BEIJING — Police in central China have arrested an American college student on charges of intentional injury following an altercation with a taxi driver, according to the student’s mother and a family friend. Guthrie McLean was formally arrested in the … read more.

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Forecast: Hot and muggy weekend with ‘pop-up showers’
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Floridians can expect another hot weekend with some “pop-up showers and storms,” according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Stephen Shiveley. Shiveley said weekend rain chances are about 40 to 50 percent each day, which is down from 50 to … Find out how to read more online.


Three arrested in North Port man’s shooting death
Fri  Jul 21 2017 08:30AM
Three people have been arrested in connection with the death of North Port native Jonathan Delices. Delices was a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. He was a graduate of North Port High School. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said … Find out how to read more online.

‘Ladies Remembered’
Thu  Jul 20 2017 07:01PM
Punta Gorda is the great-great-grandma of communities in Charlotte and south Sarasota counties. North Port, incorporated in 1959, had 178 residents at the time. The area known as Port Charlotte was largely uninhabited until General Development Corp. began planning and … Find out how to read more online.

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