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Ellie needs ‘forever’ home
Fri  Sep 19 2014 05:26PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Ellie was in bad shape when her foster parents first got her. She was skinny and weak, and suffered from various ailments. But she’s doing a lot … Find out how to read more online.
Area jobless numbers flat
Fri  Sep 19 2014 05:27PM
The unemployment rates in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties held firm in August, as construction jobs across the state continue to lead the way in growth. Construction jobs grew by … Find out how to read more online.
Two men charged in Charlotte County homicide
Fri  Sep 19 2014 05:06PM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for last week’s murder of a 40-year-old Port Charlotte man in what was described as a drug-related homicide. Dwayne JarrelJohnson, 34, … Find out how to read more online.
Shoes for Kids can be something special
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Barbara Holt has given hundreds of pairs of shoes to students over the years, but one pair stands out. “He was a little kindergartner,” the guidance counselor … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:22AM
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, … read more.

Dunkin’ Donuts tests recyclable plastic cups as foam loses favor
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
CHICAGO (Bloomberg) — Dunkin’ Donuts, looking to phase out its signature foam cups, is testing recyclable-plastic versions to see if they can withstand temperatures of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while helping preserve the environment. Stores recently started using polypropylene hot-coffee cups … read more.

Second British hostage seized by Islamic State appears in new video
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that … read more.

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for … read more.

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‘Fishy’ reunion
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry the Nassau Grouper.” “It broke my heart,” Begg recalled Thursday. “I went into … Find out how to read more online.

Sculpture mysteriously returned to local owner after 2 years
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry the Nassau Grouper.” “It broke my heart,” Begg recalled Thursday. … Find out how to read more online.

New Leaders start journey
Fri  Sep 19 2014 03:40PM
South Port Square in Port Charlotte on Thursday played host to the inductee ceremony for the Leadership Charlotte class of 2015. With family, friends and alumni going back to 1989 in attendance, the new class begins their journey. They are: … Find out how to read more online.


Fri  Sep 19 2014 04:29PM
‘Raise the Roof’ Dr. Mark Asperilla will host a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, to help raise funds to repair the roof at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Directions and the location of the … Find out how to read more online.

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