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Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
Frances Faye Rossi hasn’t driven an automobile for several years, but that’s a good thing. “Look how beautiful the sky looks,” Rossi said as she rode a Charlotte County Transit … Find out how to read more online.
David Dunn-Rankin gets prestigious publishing nod
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
David Dunn-Rankin, president of the Sun Coast Media Group and publisher of the Charlotte Sun, will be nominated as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association on Monday during the … Find out how to read more online.
Manasota erosion ‘chronic’
Sat  Oct 3 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Gulf beach erosion on Manasota Key is not going away. It’s getting worse. Coastal Engineering Consultants completed a Manasota Key North Beach Erosion Study from the Sarasota-Charlotte county … Find out how to read more online.
Officials, property owners seek scrub jay solution
Fri  Oct 2 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Verma Rivers watches the debate from a distance: county officials discussing different permit fee formulas for the scrub jay Habitat Conservation Plan that are fair to owners … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Survivor: Gunman spared ‘lucky one’ to give police message
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the “lucky one” something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Others … read more.

Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:02PM
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to … read more.

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids … read more.

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast
Sat  Oct 3 2015 10:00PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of letting up. Much of the drenching was centered … read more.

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AMIKids: All cooped up
Fri  Oct 2 2015 08:30AM
The 12 boys at the AMIKids Crossroads campus east of Punta Gorda have had myriad experiences in their largely rootless lives, not many of them pleasant, as they spent their teenage years shuttling, sometimes endlessly, from one foster home in … Find out how to read more online.

Winners Circle
Sun  Oct 4 2015 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Sept. 20: Round 1: 1-Christ Azarias, Bill Tilley; 2-Bruce Buzzell, Dale McDaniel; 3-Nancy Gant, Jim Stewart. Round 2: 1-Tina Stewart, Ron Hickson; 2-Nancy Gant, George Stern III; 3-Christy Buzzell, Jim Stewart. Sept. … Find out how to read more online.

New Charlotte school chief starts today
Thu  Oct 1 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — It’s a new day for Charlotte County Public Schools. Superintendent Steve Dionisio starts his first day at the helm today, as his predecessor Doug Whittaker heads off into retirement. Dionisio has worked as assistant superintendent of learning … Find out how to read more online.

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