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Housing continues momentum
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:00AM
Real estate across Southwest Florida continues to boom. According to the latest local housing reports, prices and closed sales for existing single-family homes in Charlotte and Sarasota counties continue to … Find out how to read more online.
County approves flat tax rate
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners unanimously approved a $1 billion fiscal year 2014-2015 budget and a flat tax rate on Monday during a second and final public hearing. It was a quick … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Brothers brawl at local eatery
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Two brothers got into a fistfight inside Buffalo Wings & Rings on Sunday after having a few drinks and discussing family issues, according to the North Port … Find out how to read more online.
Detert works to fix extended foster care
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
State Sen. Nancy Detert, the sponsor of Florida’s 2013 law extending foster care to age 21, is working on a legislative fix to resolve confusion about which state agency is … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks drop as China, oil weigh on markets
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday. Investors are nervous about China following a … read more.

Refugees storm Turkey
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
SURUC, Turkey — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for … read more.

3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
BOSTON — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three … read more.

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
CAPE CANAVERAL — Next up, India. With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning … read more.

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Proposed Suncoast Plaza property on tap tonight
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:22PM
NORTH PORT — The final petition for the Suncoast Plaza II plat will be up for discussion by North Port city commissioners at tonight’s regular meeting at City Hall. Planning and Zoning Division staff will present the petition to the … Find out how to read more online.

Former North Porter directs first feature film
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Former North Port resident Nick Morgulis is getting the hang of this movie-making thing. Coming off a successful stint as director of photography for “The Lucky 6,” which was produced by FSU/Asolo Conservatory graduate Tony Stopperan, Morgulis moved into the … Find out how to read more online.

Dick Trott worked with ‘Navajo code talkers’ during Battle of Iwo Jima
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Dick Trott, who lives at Jacaranda Trace in Venice, came ashore on Feb. 19, 1945, in the second wave with the 5th Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was a corporal operating a radio working with Navajo … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte chamber lauds commitment
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce recognized W. Kevin Russell with the Pacesetter Award Saturday evening at its 89th annual banquet, held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. Russell was chosen not only for his years of involvement … Find out how to read more online.

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