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US 41 widening begins
Thu  Jan 29 2015 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The widening of U.S. 41 in north Charlotte County to North Port begins today, as part of a two-year, $31 million project. Also known as Tamiami Trail, … Find out how to read more online.
Mooring not on Charlotte’s horizon — for now
Thu  Jan 29 2015 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners want to delve in a bit deeper before they consider establishing a designated mooring field in Lemon Bay or elsewhere. Commissioners, however, want to do … Find out how to read more online.
Airport OKs money for improvements
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:32AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County Airport Authority Tuesday accepted state transportation dollars to fund a portion of a multimillion-dollar construction project that will help pilots land better and reduce … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jan 28 2015 01:05PM
FAIR SCHEDULE The Charlotte County Fair runs from Friday through Feb. 8 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road (State Road 776), Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-4252, … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Thought to be dead, ‘zombie’ cat crawls out of grave
Thu  Jan 29 2015 01:19AM
TAMPA — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought … read more.

Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard’s 2 feet of snow
Thu  Jan 29 2015 01:19AM
BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. … read more.

Stocks fade late as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause
Thu  Jan 29 2015 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve’s latest take on the U.S. economy got investors in a selling mood Wednesday, as stocks fell sharply for the second straight day. The stock market also took a hit when benchmark U.S. oil … read more.

Smugglers ferry refugees in cargo ships
Thu  Jan 29 2015 01:19AM
ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the “ghost ship” came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as … read more.

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River Road remains a priority; funding is a problem
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
River Road widening is a big deal. Nearly everyone around the table Monday morning agreed: The time to get a realistic plan and funding for River Road is now. During a joint meeting between the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda and the … Find out how to read more online.

One-stop shop for brides
Tue  Jan 27 2015 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Lynne Matthews, a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, started a bridal expo to get more wedding business at the club. Now the event is on a streak, with the Seventh Annual Bridal Expo held at … Find out how to read more online.



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