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Historical plaque pays homage to Bailey Cemetery
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — At a historical marker dedication for Lt. Carl Bailey Cemetery on Friday, re-enactors of the 2nd Infantry, United States Colored Troops, also paid tribute to … Find out how to read more online.
Spring fever
Sat  Feb 28 2015 05:22PM
Saturday was the Tampa Bay Rays’ first full-squad spring training workout at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.
River Road expansion awaits funding
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Only two obstacles are standing in the way of widening River Road to four lanes from the Tamiami Trail intersection to the interstate — the land to … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Heart Walk: exercise in self-help
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Gary Barker had all the warning signs of heart disease before undergoing a bypass in September. And the precautions he took as a result of this forewarning … Find out how to read more online.
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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:09PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University … read more.

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:09PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. Bashir Saedi, a … read more.

Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:08PM
DALLAS (AP) — A nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease tells a newspaper that the hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her … read more.

Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present
Sun  Mar 1 2015 02:08PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s a week to invoke America’s civil rights struggles. On Monday, Obama is set to get recommendations from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He appointed the group in response to protests … read more.

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Carrs inducted into Wall of Warriors
Sun  Mar 1 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — When retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dick Carr first met his wife Jean, a U.S. Air Force nurse, she just had a wisdom tooth extracted. A fighter pilot, he had made an emergency stop because his … Find out how to read more online.

County reconsidering Harbour Heights sidewalk project
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County is taking a second look at perhaps funding a sidewalk project in Harbour Heights. Citing child safety as a main consideration, District 1 Charlotte County Commissioner Ken Doherty said the Harbour Heights sidewalk plan might be … Find out how to read more online.

Deep Creek MSBU rates will double
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Promising residents will pay now or pay more later, Charlotte County commissioners have approved a street repaving program that will boost Deep Creek annual assessments by more than 100 percent for the next decade. Following a public hearing … Find out how to read more online.

1 dead in explosion, fire at Sarasota house
Sat  Feb 28 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — One person was killed late Thursday in an explosion and fire at a Sarasota home that remain under investigation, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. About 9:24 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the … Find out how to read more online.

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