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09/12/2019 03:00 AM
Trap door discovered at Charlotte County home in narcotics bust - Wink News
Trap door discovered at Charlotte County home in narcotics bust  Wink News

On Wednesday, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested five suspects in a narcotics bust that followed a lengthy investigation. Detectives arrested the suspects ...


08/31/2019 03:00 AM
Dorian announcements from Charlotte County government - NBC2 News
Dorian announcements from Charlotte County government  NBC2 News

Notices, announcements and information from Charlotte County, Florida governmental agencies and law enforcement related to Hurricane Dorian.


09/19/2019 12:55 AM
STATE NEWS BRIEFS - Florida Weekly
STATE NEWS BRIEFS  Florida Weekly

More millionaires fill Florida House and Senate seats More millionaires are deciding how Florida tax dollars should be used and which laws should be passed.


09/19/2019 12:55 AM
COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW - Florida Weekly
COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW  Florida Weekly

Bahamian pets need adoption following Hurricane Dorian The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County is a local animal rescue organization that is ...


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County declares local state of emergency | Latest Weather - yoursun.com
Charlotte County declares local state of emergency | Latest Weather  yoursun.com

Charlotte County declared a local state of emergency Friday morning to prepare for potential impacts when Hurricane Dorian makes landfall.


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County first responders gear up for a long weekend - Wink News
Charlotte County first responders gear up for a long weekend  Wink News

As first responders are gearing up for a long weekend, we spent some time with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office to see how they plan to keep you safe.


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
New Charlotte County emergency operations director prepared for Dorian - Wink News
New Charlotte County emergency operations director prepared for Dorian  Wink News

Ahead of the storm, there's brand new leadership in Charlotte County. The emergency operations center has a new director, and what a welcome– Hurricane ...


09/17/2019 05:04 PM
Charlotte County's long standing one percent sales tax in voters' hands - Wink News
Charlotte County's long standing one percent sales tax in voters' hands  Wink News

An added 1 percent sales tax in Charlotte County is up for renewal soon. If you don't vote to extend the referendum, it will expire next year. Would you like to see ...


08/28/2019 03:00 AM
Securing Charlotte County construction sites to prevent projectile materials - Wink News
Securing Charlotte County construction sites to prevent projectile materials  Wink News

Charlotte County is taking no chances as Hurricane Dorian approaches Southwest Florida. It is asking all contractors to make sure no debris or other materials ...


09/19/2019 12:55 AM
The truth about cbd - Florida Weekly
The truth about cbd  Florida Weekly

CAN 64 MILLION AMERICANS BE WRONG? That's how many tried out a cannabidiol (CBD) product in the 24 months ending in January, estimates Consumer ...


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
Inside Florida's Gig Economy - Florida Weekly
Inside Florida's Gig Economy  Florida Weekly

South Florida's latest jobs on the rise aren't what you might expect in a state where economic dependence on real estate, tourism and agriculture is the norm.


09/18/2019 05:40 PM
Local News Travel trailer stolen from enlisted Air force resident in Charlotte County WFTX Digital Team - Fox 4
Local News Travel trailer stolen from enlisted Air force resident in Charlotte County WFTX Digital Team  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A 2013 Dutchman Travel Trailer was stolen from behind the Beyond the Sea restaurant in Englewood. The trailer belongs to a ...


08/28/2019 03:00 AM
Southwest Florida hospitals are ready for Hurricane Dorian - Wink News
Southwest Florida hospitals are ready for Hurricane Dorian  Wink News

In Southwest Florida, local hospitals are getting ready for Hurricane Dorian. WINK News checked with several hospital. The hospitals all said they are ready.


09/19/2019 12:55 AM
Try this food crawl up the Keys - Florida Weekly
Try this food crawl up the Keys  Florida Weekly

Living in paradise full-time is a dream come true 364 days out of the year, but sometimes it feels necessary to change up the usual routine in favor of.


09/12/2019 03:00 AM
House Hunting - Florida Weekly
House Hunting  Florida Weekly

This stunning single family home is in desirable, gated golf course community of Riverwood. It has an inviting, volumeceiling great room home with gleaming tile.


09/19/2019 12:55 AM
Last chance to do the write thing - Florida Weekly
Last chance to do the write thing  Florida Weekly

This is the final week of the 2019 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge. We hope this picture here of a Rolls-Royce — parked in the crosswalk on a tony street in.


09/20/2019 06:15 PM
Driver in case with woman found with alligator in yoga pants adjudicated guilty in Charlotte County - Fox 4
Driver in case with woman found with alligator in yoga pants adjudicated guilty in Charlotte County  Fox 4

The driver who was found with a woman who had an alligator down her yoga pants was adjudicated guilty in a Charlotte County court.


09/09/2019 03:00 AM
Do you need a job? Check out Thursday's Job & Education Fair - yoursun.com
Do you need a job? Check out Thursday's Job & Education Fair  yoursun.com

PUNTA GORDA — As of July, over 1900 jobs have been created in Charlotte County in the past year.


09/23/2019 01:44 PM
Florida near the bottom when it comes to teacher pay - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Florida near the bottom when it comes to teacher pay  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A new study from WalletHub ranked Florida 48th in the country for average teacher pay.


09/05/2019 12:05 AM
Opioid verdict can give investors cautious optimism - Florida Weekly
Opioid verdict can give investors cautious optimism  Florida Weekly

If you happened to hear a collective sigh of relief last week, it was from the CEOs of America's pharmaceutical industry after an Oklahoma judge released his.


08/31/2019 03:00 AM
New state toll road could cut through Charlotte, DeSoto counties - yoursun.com
New state toll road could cut through Charlotte, DeSoto counties  yoursun.com

By BETSY CALVERT. Staff Writer. TAMPA — There was no answer for the big question everyone had at the first meeting of the state's giant Multi-use Corridors ...


09/19/2019 12:18 AM
Kat Epple - Florida Weekly
Kat Epple  Florida Weekly

IF YOU'VE BEEN TO AN ART EVENT, A FUNdraiser or maybe a wine dinner in Southwest Florida over the past 30 years, there's a good chance you've seen ...


09/17/2019 05:00 PM
Charlotte County Sheriff's firing range dispute deepens - yoursun.com
Charlotte County Sheriff's firing range dispute deepens  yoursun.com

PUNTA GORDA — A $5 million firing range for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is ready for action, yet deputies must practice in puddles of water at a Boy ...


09/05/2019 12:12 AM
Relief available for seniors with low incomes, high energy bills - Florida Weekly
Relief available for seniors with low incomes, high energy bills  Florida Weekly

The hottest months of the year are almost behind us, but the electric bills that follow can be devastating for seniors with limited incomes. Fortunately, older.


09/19/2019 01:08 PM
Task forces focus on commission goals | Englewood Sun - yoursun.com
Task forces focus on commission goals | Englewood Sun  yoursun.com

The Charlotte County Commission established four strategic focus areas to begin the current two-year budget cycle. The first budget in that cycle will be adopted ...


08/31/2019 03:00 AM
Labor Day closings in the area | Charlotte Sun | yoursun.com - yoursun.com
Labor Day closings in the area | Charlotte Sun | yoursun.com  yoursun.com

Charlotte County, Sarasota County, North Port and Punta Gorda government offices and facilities will follow these schedules Monday in observance of Labor ...


09/11/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County Jazz Society Jam | Let's Go! - yoursun.com
Charlotte County Jazz Society Jam | Let's Go!  yoursun.com

By Connie Gean. Charlotte County Jazz Society. Join the Charlotte County Jazz Society for an afternoon appearance on Sept. 25 at JD's Bistro & Grille, 1951 ...


09/19/2019 12:55 AM
POW/MIA recognition to feature POW survivor as speaker - Florida Weekly
POW/MIA recognition to feature POW survivor as speaker  Florida Weekly

When the Military Heritage Museum hosts a POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, Sept. 20, a real POW survivor is slated to be the guest speaker.


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
Fishville, the next generation - Florida Weekly
Fishville, the next generation  Florida Weekly

Among those quirky Florida landmarks that seem frozen in time, Fishermen's Village was cutting edge at the dawn of the 1980s in Punta Gorda, a mixed-use ...


09/10/2019 03:00 AM
Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Port Charlotte - Fox 4
Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Port Charlotte  Fox 4

Check those tickets! The lone winning ticket from Monday night's Fantasy 5 drawing was sold in Port Charlotte.


09/05/2019 12:05 AM
Fish free in saltwater on Sept. 7 - Florida Weekly
Fish free in saltwater on Sept. 7  Florida Weekly

Try your hand at saltwater fishing on Saturday, Sept. 7 — without needing a saltwater fishing license. License-free fishing days are a great way for Florida.


09/01/2019 03:00 AM
Hurricane Dorian forecast track turns eastward, calming emergency officials Saturday - yoursun.com
Hurricane Dorian forecast track turns eastward, calming emergency officials Saturday  yoursun.com

As Hurricane Dorian's track was forecast Saturday morning to move eastward, local emergency management officials said it was looking better for our region.


09/16/2019 01:07 PM
Suspected serial killer in Florida used to live in Charlotte, reports say - Charlotte Observer
Suspected serial killer in Florida used to live in Charlotte, reports say  Charlotte Observer

A suspected serial killer lived in Charlotte between several murders that occurred in Florida, according to media reports. Robert Hayes was arrested Monday in ...


09/13/2019 11:00 AM
Trulieve continues expansion with Port Charlotte launch - Florida Politics
Trulieve continues expansion with Port Charlotte launch  Florida Politics

Described by trade pub Marijuana Business Daily as the state's "one truly dominant player," Trulieve expanded again on Friday, launching in Port Charlotte.


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
Museum hosts 9/11 remembrance tributes - Florida Weekly
Museum hosts 9/11 remembrance tributes  Florida Weekly

The Military Heritage Museum, 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, will observe Patriot Day with a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, ...


09/23/2019 11:43 AM
Boca Royale Cares Fund awards grants to nine local charities - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Boca Royale Cares Fund awards grants to nine local charities  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Boca Royale Cares Fund was established as a donor advised fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation in December 2018. The purpose of the fund is to ...


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
NOTES ON THE ARTS - Florida Weekly
NOTES ON THE ARTS  Florida Weekly

Library has story contest award ceremony The winners of the "What's YOUR Story?" writing contest will be announced at an awards ceremony from 4-6 p.m. ...


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
37-year-old Florida man arrested after allegedly stealing Uber driver’s vehicle and leaving driver on the inte - WWSB
37-year-old Florida man arrested after allegedly stealing Uber driver’s vehicle and leaving driver on the inte  WWSB

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - A 37-year-old-man has been arrested after he allegedly stole his Uber driver's vehicle in Charlotte County on Wednesday ...


09/17/2019 05:32 PM
CHARLOTTE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING PROSTITUTE IN FLORIDA, VIA DNA EVIDENCE - News Maven
CHARLOTTE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING PROSTITUTE IN FLORIDA, VIA DNA EVIDENCE  News Maven

This man was a chef, he just cooked up an alleged murder arrest, by allegedly killing a reckless prostitute.


08/22/2019 03:00 AM
New Teachers' Breakfast, hosted by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Punta Gorda - Florida Weekly
New Teachers' Breakfast, hosted by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Harbor Event Center, Punta Gorda  Florida Weekly

1. Maegan Nuwer and Jeannie Giuliano 2. Former Charlotte County Public Schools students who returned to teach 3. Andrea Green, Charlotte County Public ...


09/21/2019 07:05 PM
Sheriffs Office reminds people online threats are real threats too - Fox 4
Sheriffs Office reminds people online threats are real threats too  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is reminding the public that online threats are real threats. People can download the Sheriffs ...


08/29/2019 10:54 AM
Future of mobility - Florida Weekly
Future of mobility  Florida Weekly

IMAGINE A FUTURE IN WHICH IT IS MORE convenient and less costly to own a subscription to a ride-share *service* not unlike Uber or Lyft to get around, rather ...


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
Audubon's roseate spoonbill studies critical to tracking species' progress - Florida Weekly
Audubon's roseate spoonbill studies critical to tracking species' progress  Florida Weekly

The decline and resurgence of roseate spoonbills parallels the conservation movement in Florida. Audubon Florida's efforts to monitor spoonbills show how ...


09/04/2019 03:00 AM
Cheney Brothers seeks county tax break for facility expansion - yoursun.com
Cheney Brothers seeks county tax break for facility expansion  yoursun.com

PUNTA GORDA — One of the county's bigger companies, Cheney Brothers Inc., is expanding and asking Charlotte County for a tax break.


09/12/2019 06:51 AM
The Dockta is in the house — and his tonic is THE BLUES - Florida Weekly
The Dockta is in the house — and his tonic is THE BLUES  Florida Weekly

IN HIGH SCHOOL, BRUCE DIMATTIA WAS the kid who ducked into the stairwells to bust a couple tunes on the harmonica. Now, he's the reigning Florida state.


09/14/2019 01:24 PM
We rank among worst areas for recent college grads - yoursun.com
We rank among worst areas for recent college grads  yoursun.com

A new study says Charlotte County is among the worst places in the country if you're a recent college graduate looking for a job.


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
Navy salutes Fawcett director with promotion to rear admiral - Florida Weekly
Navy salutes Fawcett director with promotion to rear admiral  Florida Weekly

Pam Miller is about to join an elite club. The director of emergency medicine for Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte is about to be promoted to rear.


09/03/2019 03:00 AM
Dorian closures & cancellations - NBC2 News
Dorian closures & cancellations  NBC2 News

Hurricane Dorian related closures and cancellations for Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades counties in Southwest Florida.


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
Fawcett Hospital names physician, nurses of the year - Florida Weekly
Fawcett Hospital names physician, nurses of the year  Florida Weekly

Being named Fawcett Memorial Hospital's 2019 Physician of the Year demonstrates Dr. Edgardo Soto de la Rosa's commitment to his profession and his ...


09/16/2019 05:43 PM
Group of dogs and cats make journey from Bahamas to Charlotte County for adoption - NBC2 News
Group of dogs and cats make journey from Bahamas to Charlotte County for adoption  NBC2 News

Seven dogs and 10 cats made the journey from the Bahamas to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County on Monday. The animals were flown from ...


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
Hurricane Dorian: FPL prepares in Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Hurricane Dorian: FPL prepares in Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Utility gets ready to restore power to 585,000 customers in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Florida Power & Light Co. has activated its emergency ...


09/10/2019 03:00 AM
Charlotte County School Board approves $326 million district budget - yoursun.com
Charlotte County School Board approves $326 million district budget  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte County School Board unanimously approved a $326 million budget for the upcoming school year Tuesday night.


09/20/2019 02:34 PM
Florida man gets probation for picking up, transporting 41 turtles - WWSB
Florida man gets probation for picking up, transporting 41 turtles  WWSB

Michael Clemons, 22, will be on probation for a year, have to complete 100 hours of community *service*, pay court costs and make a $250 donation to the Wildlife ...


09/19/2019 07:28 PM
Family fulfill's man's dying wish to move carousel to Port Charlotte - Wink News
Family fulfill's man's dying wish to move carousel to Port Charlotte  Wink News

A Port Charlotte man wanted his carousel moved from America's oldest city to Southwest Florida, and his family made it happen. A St. Augustine merry-go-round ...


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Port Charlotte man charged with sexual battery, child pornography - yoursun.com
Port Charlotte man charged with sexual battery, child pornography  yoursun.com

By ANNE EASKER. Staff Writer. A Port Charlotte man was arrested Thursday on child pornography and sexual battery charges after law enforcement found ...


09/05/2019 12:09 AM
Citrus crop value up as Florida farmland shrinks - Florida Weekly
Citrus crop value up as Florida farmland shrinks  Florida Weekly

Florida citrus production and crop value is up from a year ago, when the industry was trying to recover after being hit hard by Hurricane Irma. But the industry.


09/13/2019 09:21 AM
Police Beat for Sept. 14, 2019 | Police beat - yoursun.com
Police Beat for Sept. 14, 2019 | Police beat  yoursun.com

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:


09/08/2019 03:00 AM
5 homes for 5 families in 5 days. Charlotte County's Habitat for Humanity builder's blitz next week - yoursun.com
5 homes for 5 families in 5 days. Charlotte County's Habitat for Humanity builder's blitz next week  yoursun.com

By LIZ HARDAWAY. Staff Writer. PORT CHARLOTTE — A lot can happen in a week. Starting today, five almost empty lots will be transformed into family homes.


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
Caregiver Crossroads - Florida Weekly
Caregiver Crossroads  Florida Weekly

THE ANSWER MAY BE LOVE, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S easy, cheap, satisfying or even possible for some who do, indeed, love their parents anyway.


09/16/2019 07:36 PM
Commissioners to hear about flood insurance overhaul - yoursun.com
Commissioners to hear about flood insurance overhaul  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — If you want to get a jump on dramatic changes anticipated in federal flood insurance, listen in on the meeting today of Charlotte County ...


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
Publix Charities donates $150000 to help Harry Chapin Food Bank - Florida Weekly
Publix Charities donates $150000 to help Harry Chapin Food Bank  Florida Weekly

Publix Super Markets Charities presented a $150000 check on Aug. 28 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida for a new refrigerated truck at the ...


09/12/2019 06:51 AM
FILM CAPSULES - Florida Weekly
FILM CAPSULES  Florida Weekly

Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles … (Steven Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jerry Bock) Documentary explains how, and why, “Fiddler On The Roof” became one ...


09/13/2019 02:32 PM
Instant neighborhood: Over 5 days, a block of 5 affordable homes emerges in Charlotte County - yoursun.com
Instant neighborhood: Over 5 days, a block of 5 affordable homes emerges in Charlotte County  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — In less than a week, five family homes have been built from the ground up.


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
Thinking Indie - Florida Weekly
Thinking Indie  Florida Weekly

THE FORT MYERS FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS for its 10th season beginning Sept. 2 with T.G.I.M. (Thank God for Indie Mondays) movie night hosted by film ...


09/16/2019 09:19 AM
Police Beat for Sept. 17, 2019 | Police beat - yoursun.com
Police Beat for Sept. 17, 2019 | Police beat  yoursun.com

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests:


09/09/2019 03:00 AM
Murdock Village flips to new developer, to be called West Port - yoursun.com
Murdock Village flips to new developer, to be called West Port  yoursun.com

By GARRY OVERBEY. Senior Writer/Editor. PORT CHARLOTTE — Goodbye Murdock Village, hello West Port. Kolter Land Partners, a land acquisition and ...


08/29/2019 03:00 AM
Negative interest rate bonds dangerous for investors, economies - Florida Weekly
Negative interest rate bonds dangerous for investors, economies  Florida Weekly

When most people think of investing in bonds, they anticipate buying a security and getting paid a certain level of interest until they receive their principal.


09/21/2019 08:35 AM
Fla. man sentenced for turtle violations - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Fla. man sentenced for turtle violations - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.— A Florida man has been sentenced to 100 hours of community *service* for illegally possessing turtles and turtle eggs. Court records show ...


09/20/2019 07:26 PM
Multiple animals rescued after deputies investigate suspected abuse, neglect - WJXT News4JAX
Multiple animals rescued after deputies investigate suspected abuse, neglect  WJXT News4JAX

Multiple animals were rescued after the Union County Sheriff's Office said it received a report about the animals suffering various degrees of animal neglect and ...


09/22/2019 02:50 PM
Florida voter registration site back, Democrats skeptical - Charlotte Observer
Florida voter registration site back, Democrats skeptical  Charlotte Observer

A Florida voter registration website is back up and running, hours after Democrats accused the state's Republican governor of voter suppression for taking it ...


09/17/2019 11:58 AM
Are you ready for your close up? Female actors sought for TV commercial; auditions Wednesday - yoursun.com
Are you ready for your close up? Female actors sought for TV commercial; auditions Wednesday  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — Female actors seeking their big breaks might just find it in Port Charlotte. And the best part? No experience necessary.


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Hurricane Dorian: School closures status in Southwest Florida - Wink News
Hurricane Dorian: School closures status in Southwest Florida  Wink News

As Hurricane Dorian dodges Southwest Florida, all public schools and universities have announced they are back to normal operations as of Wednesday.


09/19/2019 05:15 AM
Top 10 restaurants in Englewood according to Yelp - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Top 10 restaurants in Englewood according to Yelp  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Best places to eat in Englewood, the Southwest Florida community that straddles both sides of the Sarasota-Charlotte county line.


09/05/2019 03:00 AM
Florida man steals Uber driver’s vehicle, leaves driver on interstate - WFLA
Florida man steals Uber driver’s vehicle, leaves driver on interstate  WFLA

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida man is behind bars after he allegedly stole his Uber driver's vehicle in Charlotte County Wednesday night.


09/18/2019 04:15 PM
Hepatitis A causing health emergency in Florida, thousands still need vaccinations - Wink News
Hepatitis A causing health emergency in Florida, thousands still need vaccinations  Wink News

A health emergency rampant in Florida because of hepatitis A. So far this year, Collier County has reported eight cases, Charlotte County has seen 19 but Lee ...


09/18/2019 01:23 PM
Local News Florida officials launch new school threat awareness campaign WFTX Digital Team 1:23 PM - Fox 4
Local News Florida officials launch new school threat awareness campaign WFTX Digital Team 1:23 PM  Fox 4

The "It's No Joke" campaign is aimed to discourage children from making school threats.


09/19/2019 11:41 AM
UVA wide receiver, Charlotte Co. native, up for national award; needs fan votes - WSET
UVA wide receiver, Charlotte Co. native, up for national award; needs fan votes  WSET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- A Charlotte County football star is up for a national award given to the most versatile player in major college football.


09/16/2019 12:00 AM
COLUMN: Congratulations Business of the Year Awards nominees - yoursun.com
COLUMN: Congratulations Business of the Year Awards nominees  yoursun.com

The Farr Law Firm will sponsor the Third Wednesday Coffee on Wednesday, and we'll do some Speed Networking at the 7:15-8:30 a.m. event at the event ...


09/20/2019 06:45 AM
Florida education news: School threat tips, state testing, and voucher funding - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: School threat tips, state testing, and voucher funding  Tampa Bay Times

ANONYMOUS TIPSTERS: Some Florida school districts raise concerns about the anonymity of Fortify Florida, saying it makes it harder to figure out which leads ...


09/10/2019 03:00 AM
How to help with hurricane relief in the Bahamas - Wink News
How to help with hurricane relief in the Bahamas  Wink News

Several groups in Southwest Florida are working together to collect goods for Bahamas hurricane relief. Hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Abaco Island and ...


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Hurricane Dorian forecast to Cat 4 - yoursun.com
Hurricane Dorian forecast to Cat 4  yoursun.com

SEBRING — The collective eyes of Florida are on Hurricane Dorian and Highlands County is no exception. By Wednesday afternoon, the big box stores were ...


08/28/2019 03:00 AM
Free sandbags offered in Southwest Florida ahead of Dorian - Wink News
Free sandbags offered in Southwest Florida ahead of Dorian  Wink News

FORT MYERS. The South Trail Fire Department will be distributing sand and sandbags at Riverside Church at 8660 Daniels Parkway starting around 1:45 p.m. ...


09/02/2019 03:00 AM
Lee County schools opening while hurricane lingers controversial for parents - Wink News
Lee County schools opening while hurricane lingers controversial for parents  Wink News

Fear of high winds and other storm conditions from Hurricane Dorian are reasons why parents want to keep children in Lee County home from school Tuesday; ...


09/19/2019 05:59 PM
Protecting Paradise Red drift algae spotted in certain regions of Southwest Florida WFTX Digital Team 5 - Fox 4
Protecting Paradise Red drift algae spotted in certain regions of Southwest Florida WFTX Digital Team 5  Fox 4

Florida Fish and Wildlife's red tide map showed red drift algae in certain regions in Southwest Florida. They said on their website there were low levels reported ...


09/18/2019 11:33 AM
Local News Driver dies two weeks after crash in Port Charlotte WFTX Digital Team 11:33 - Fox 4
Local News Driver dies two weeks after crash in Port Charlotte WFTX Digital Team 11:33  Fox 4

A Port Charlotte man has died after a crash that happened a little over two weeks ago.


08/24/2019 03:00 AM
SWFL law enforcement increases patrols for 'Saturation Saturday' - Wink News
SWFL law enforcement increases patrols for 'Saturation Saturday'  Wink News

A nationwide effort will go into full effect this weekend to ensure our roadways are free of drivers under the influence of alcohol and other substances. And this ...


09/21/2019 03:14 PM
Man gets community service for taking turtles, turtle eggs - The Ledger
Man gets community service for taking turtles, turtle eggs  The Ledger

PUNTA GORDA — A Florida man has been sentenced to 100 hours of community *service* for illegally possessing turtles and turtle eggs. Court records show that ...


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Sarasota County prepares for Dorian | Latest Weather - yoursun.com
Sarasota County prepares for Dorian | Latest Weather  yoursun.com

SARASOTA — With Tropical Storm Dorian projected to make landfall on Florida's east coast as a Category 3 hurricane, Sarasota County residents can expect ...


09/10/2019 03:00 AM
Murdock Village residents ready for change, one step closer to redevelopment - Wink News
Murdock Village residents ready for change, one step closer to redevelopment  Wink News

Changes are in the works in Port Charlotte Tuesday as part of the transformation project years in the making. It's the light at the end of the tunnel for Murdock ...


09/18/2019 11:09 PM
What we know and don't know about flood insurance changes - yoursun.com
What we know and don't know about flood insurance changes  yoursun.com

PORT CHARLOTTE — Things are about to change with flood insurance, and that affects 60% of land in Charlotte County.


08/30/2019 03:00 AM
Hurricane Dorian: Sarasota-Manatee closures, cancellations and changes - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Hurricane Dorian: Sarasota-Manatee closures, cancellations and changes  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

As Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida, it is affecting events in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here is a list of closures and related events that will be updated ...


09/13/2019 03:00 AM
5 Things to do this Weekend, September 13th to 15th in Southwest Florida - Fox 4
5 Things to do this Weekend, September 13th to 15th in Southwest Florida  Fox 4

Excellent activities this weekend for the entire family across Southwest Florida.


09/02/2019 03:00 AM
Hurricane Dorian: Southwest Florida first responders go to Miami - Naples Daily News
Hurricane Dorian: Southwest Florida first responders go to Miami  Naples Daily News

Southwest Florida fire and rescue crews left for the east coast of Florida on Monday to provide aid in areas that might be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.


09/01/2019 03:00 AM
The Latest: Dorian continues to pounds northern Bahamas - Charlotte Observer
The Latest: Dorian continues to pounds northern Bahamas  Charlotte Observer

The National Hurricane Center has extended hurricane and storm surge watches northward in Florida to the Georgia state line as Hurricane Dorian continues to ...


09/03/2019 03:00 AM
Curaleaf Opens Port Charlotte's Largest Medical Cannabis Center - Yahoo Finance
Curaleaf Opens Port Charlotte's Largest Medical Cannabis Center  Yahoo Finance

Company's 26th Florida Location Invites Community to FREE Weekly Educational Seminars. PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Curaleaf ...


09/12/2019 03:00 AM
Live eye at Englewood Beach | Englewood Sun - yoursun.com
Live eye at Englewood Beach | Englewood Sun  yoursun.com

ENGLEWOOD — Thinking about going to Englewood Beach?


09/23/2019 12:01 AM
Photos: Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte High School Football: 2019 team schedules - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Photos: Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte High School Football: 2019 team schedules  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BAYSHORE HIGH Aug. 23 at Sarasota L 51-0. Aug. 30 AUBURNDALE L 36-7. Sept. 6 at Lakewood Ranch L16-6. Sept 13 TAMPA CHAMBERLAIN L 35-7. Sept.


09/19/2019 01:45 AM
All about black drum | Waterline - yoursun.com
All about black drum | Waterline  yoursun.com

Black drum are cool fish that are getting quite a bit off fishing action right now. Black drum, Pogonias cromis, occur from the Gulf of Maine to Florida, throughout ...


08/28/2019 03:00 AM
Construction sites bracing for Hurricane Dorian's impact - NBC2 News
Construction sites bracing for Hurricane Dorian's impact  NBC2 News

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County is urging contractors to batten down the hatches and prepare for Hurricane Dorian's potential impact.


09/17/2019 05:59 AM
Alleged Florida serial killer has ties to Charlotte area - WSOC Charlotte
Alleged Florida serial killer has ties to Charlotte area  WSOC Charlotte

Robert Hayes spent time in Charlotte and also has an arrest record in the city. He lived in Charlotte in 2008 and in 2011.




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