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Take Stock In Children needs North Port mentors
Mon  Aug 3 2015 08:00PM
NORTH PORT — Take Stock In Children is seeking North Port volunteers to counsel low-income students. TSIC is a nonprofit scholarship and mentoring organization within both public and charter middle … Find out how to read more online.
Cash available for U.S. 41 businesses
Mon  Aug 3 2015 08:52PM
NORTH PORT — The city’s Fa cade Improvement Program is in place to help improve the look of businesses along U.S. 41, and create a cohesive Mediterranean street theme. However, businesses … Find out how to read more online.
Thousands of books available at Summer Book Sale
Mon  Aug 3 2015 10:38PM
NORTH PORT — Over 4,000 gently used books will be available for purchase at the Friends of the North Port Library Summer Book Sale, set for Aug. 13-15. Books of … Find out how to read more online.
Visani to host benefit for cancer victim
Mon  Aug 3 2015 08:52PM
Visani’s Comedy Zone is slated to host a benefit show at 8 p.m. Wednesday for Alyssa Nicastro, a 13-year-old North Port girl who was diagnosed earlier this year with lymphoma. … Find out how to read more online.
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US stocks drop as energy sector droops
Mon  Aug 3 2015 10:52PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has fallen sharply since the end … read more.

UN goal: To end poverty, hunger in 15 years
Mon  Aug 3 2015 10:52PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking … read more.

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding
Mon  Aug 3 2015 10:52PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next … read more.

Illinois named top US party school
Mon  Aug 3 2015 10:52PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp. But students at the central Illinois campus don’t just bury their … read more.

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City: Tree removal near Morgan Center part of stormwater project
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Work on the banks of the Myakkahatchee Creek near the Morgan Family Community Center has created some speculation on why the city is removing trees. City of North Port spokesman Josh Taylor and Julie Bellia, Public Works … Find out how to read more online.

Court: Boat race organizer must clarify lawsuit answers
Mon  Aug 3 2015 08:15PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The squabble between the sheriff and the race director behind last year’s super boat races drags on. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell is listed as the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in May against Jerry York, doing … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda, a voting anomaly in the South
Sun  Aug 2 2015 08:30AM
Johnny Lloyd Jr. was just a little boy when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of legislation that struck down racial discrimination at the polls. The law upheld voter rights … Find out how to read more online.

Mote among Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge finalists
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — With ongoing projects on cancer therapy, antibiotics, sustainable seafood and water purification, Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is poised to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to continue the facility’s research. In February, the … Find out how to read more online.

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