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SKY Academy of Englewood approved
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School Board approved the charter application of SKY Academy of Englewood Tuesday afternoon — the vote was 4-1, with member Shirley Brown dissenting — … Find out how to read more online.
Home sales remain solid
Tue  Oct 21 2014 06:08PM
Southwest Florida’s housing market closed September strong with year-over-year gains in virtually every category, the latest housing reports showed. In Charlotte County, there were 374 single-family home sales last month … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Oct 21 2014 06:29PM
Charlotte boat race organizers are in deep
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners appeared ready Tuesday to keelhaul organizers of the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix in April. Race organizers may be able to bail themselves … Find out how to read more online.
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Canada parliament attack
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:00AM
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was shot to death by the usually … read more.

Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:00AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A slide in the price … read more.

‘Slender Man’ case at standstill
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday. A state … read more.

Girls made possible bid to join jihadis
Thu  Oct 23 2014 01:19AM
DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official … read more.

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World champion chef joins BBBS fundraiser
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
A dedicated group of volunteers for Englewood’s Big Brothers Big Sisters is working to fill the hall at the Englewood Event Center for its signature fundraiser, Chefs Cooking For Kids. Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. on Saturday with 21 chefs from local restaurants … Find out how to read more online.

Larger voter turnout predicted
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent, said she expects at least a 60 percent voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election — a higher percentage than the past. Dent said it’s all the “hot topics” … Find out how to read more online.

Students join third big wave of ukulele craze
Tue  Oct 21 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The first time music teacher Jason Osborne showed up in class with his ukulele, students had a puzzled look on their faces. They thought it was a toy. Then the Charlotte Academy teacher began strumming Beethoven’s “Fur … Find out how to read more online.

Murder charge reduced
Tue  Oct 21 2014 08:00AM
Prosecutors have reduced the murder charge against one of the men arrested last month in relation to the shooting death of a 40-year-old Port Charlotte man. Freddie Campbell, 27, of North Port, is now facing a count of third-degree felony … Find out how to read more online.

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