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Register now for ‘Green Pumpkin’ Tour de North Port
Mon  Sep 1 2014 03:31PM
NORTH PORT — People for Trees Inc., a nonprofit native tree advocacy group, will hold its annual Tour de North Port bicycle ride Sunday, Oct. 26. Themed “It’s the Green … Find out how to read more online.
Heron Creek Foundation seeks charities, benefactors
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The Heron Creek Community Foundation has announced it is looking to assist local charitable organizations and is searching for benefactors to help support them. The HCCF is a … Find out how to read more online.
Bill Willis had extensive Army career before heading to Vietnam
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:00AM
Editor’s note: This story is the first of two parts. Billy Willis was a command sergeant major, a 30-year man in the U.S. Army — a lifer. The 84-year-old retired … Find out how to read more online.
Beach it early to avoid holiday rain
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE— Beachgoers and grill masters should get the holiday fun started early Labor Day if they want to avoid those pesky afternoon Florida showers and downpours throughout the area … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
UN to send investigators to Iraq to investigate Islamic State crimes
Mon  Sep 1 2014 01:40PM
GENEVA (Reuters) — The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday condemned violations committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq that may amount to international crimes and agreed to send a mission to investigate them. The forum adopted a resolution … read more.

Al Qaeda in Yemen executes three “spies” for guiding drone strikes
Mon  Sep 1 2014 01:40PM
SANAA (Reuters) — Al Qaeda militants in Yemen executed three local men in the easterly Hadramout province on Monday whom they suspected of assisting U.S. drone strikes, security sources told Reuters. In a statement posted online, Al Qaeda in the … read more.

Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamist fighters of passports
Mon  Sep 1 2014 01:40PM
LONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he would bring in new laws to give police the power to seize the passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters. “We will introduce specific and targeted legislation … read more.

13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya’s Benghazi
Mon  Sep 1 2014 01:40PM
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) — At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya’s eastern Benghazi city, medics said on Monday. Islamist forces including … read more.

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Clinic close to newborns’ hearts
Sun  Aug 31 2014 10:06AM
NORTH PORT — Visitors to the Hayner home are greeted by the announcement: “Welcome to Toys R Us.” And indeed, the floor is strewn with all manner of mayhem — balls, games and tiny trucks. Included among the inanimate objects, … Find out how to read more online.

Lee vote heard ’round the state
Sun  Aug 31 2014 08:00AM
A decision reached earlier this week by the Lee County School Board, in which three of its five members voted to opt out of all statewide standardized tests, elicited strong reactions from Charlotte and Sarasota county educators. That decision, which … Find out how to read more online.

Yates ready for next run
Sun  Aug 31 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Though she couldn’t avoid a run-off, North Port City Commission Seat 5 incumbent Linda Yates came away from Tuesday’s primary with 41.74 percent of the vote. “It’s phenomenal we were able to accomplish what we were in … Find out how to read more online.

Moore eyes collaborative victory
Sun  Aug 31 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Jacqueline Moore isn’t taking too much time to bask in her primary election lead. The contender knows the real work is still to come if she hopes to land a seat on the North Port City Commission … Find out how to read more online.

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