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Planned projects on tap at Charlotte Commission
Sun  Feb 25 2018 04:38PM
MURDOCK — Several proposed developments, some big, some small, will be up for consideration at the next Charlotte County Commission meeting. The largest project on the docket is the Harper-McNew … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
Back in 1893 our area was a new frontier-type town. It’s future was hopeful but not certain. Punta Gorda was positioned at the southernmost station of the U.S. railroad system, … Find out how to read more online.
Abair, Darius rock Wine & Jazz Fest
Sun  Feb 25 2018 06:04PM
Outside on the stage, Eric Darius was wailing on his sax. Inside the trailer behind the stage, Mindi Abair, absent from the bill but present in the hearts of her … Find out how to read more online.
Irma vs. Charley: FEMA money varied for residents by county
Sun  Feb 25 2018 06:04PM
Homeowners and renters in Sarasota County received nearly 10 times more financial help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricane Irma last year than after Charley in 2004, according … Find out how to read more online.
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Winners circle
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Feb. 18: Round 1: 1-Donna Branscome, Mike Vest; 2-Nancy Heder, George Stern, III; 3-Fran Smith, Sue Meadows. Round 2: 1-Kim Toney, Justin Sherman; 2-Fern Tropea, Marion Goodman; 3-Kim Smith, Sue Meadows. American … Find out how to read more online.

Weekly record
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Linda Louise Wright of Hillsboro, Mo., and Darren Alan Seifert of Morrison, Mo. • Steven James Hannah of Emily, Minn., and Patricia Marie Miller of Emily, Minn. • Gregory Philip Deuser of Louisville, Ky., and … Find out how to read more online.

GBT unveils tenant roster for former Kmart
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Once remodeling is completed, a list of tenants are ready to move into the former Kmart store on Murdock Boulevard. In a press release issued this week, GBT Realty Corporation officially revealed its plans for Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Gov. Scott appoints local builder to chair state commission
Sun  Feb 25 2018 08:30AM
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the office of Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jay Carlson as the Chairman of the Florida Building Commission. Jay Carlson, a Port Charlotte resident since 1975 and president of Carlson & Soforth, comes from a … Find out how to read more online.

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Trump, Turnbull praise each other on immigration and taxes
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their “mateship” on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other’s approaches on immigration and taxes. Their relationship got off to a … read more.

California parents face new charges in kids’ torture case
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse. David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft … read more.

Washington lawmakers exempt themselves from records law
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved legislation that will make some of their records public in the future, but will circumvent a recent court ruling that found they were already fully subject to the state’s public disclosure … read more.

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars
Sat  Feb 24 2018 01:19AM
LOS ANGELES — You have a firm grip on this year’s Oscar nominees, last year’s winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops). But there are aspects of Hollywood’s … read more.

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