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12/10/2018 04:44 PM
Charlotte County in need of more robust hurricane shelters - Wink News
Charlotte County in need of more robust hurricane shelters  Wink News

Schools normally serve as a safe haven during severe hurricanes. For Charlotte County, it's a different story. Some neighbors believe there are facilities better ...


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
GIVING IN THE KNOW - Florida Weekly
GIVING IN THE KNOW  Florida Weekly

Funeral home accepting toy donations Kays Ponger & Uselton and Lemon Bay Funeral Homes and Cremation Services and Gulf Pines Memorial Park have ...


12/03/2018 03:00 AM
Family loses 11 pets in Charlotte County house fire - Fox 4
Family loses 11 pets in Charlotte County house fire  Fox 4

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 700 block of Bowman Terrace.


12/03/2018 03:00 AM
Port Charlotte man dies from wounds after motorcycle crash - Wink News
Port Charlotte man dies from wounds after motorcycle crash  Wink News

A Charlotte County man who was severely injured during a crash in November has died. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, William J. Schmidt, 57, of Port Charlotte died from ...


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW - Florida Weekly
COMMUNITY IN THE KNOW  Florida Weekly

Sheriff's Office holding Shop with a Cop The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for the 14th annual Shop with a Cop events. Shop with a Cop.


12/09/2018 11:35 AM
Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Charlotte Coun - NBC2 News - NBC2 News
Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Charlotte Coun - NBC2 News  NBC2 News

A 68-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash in Charlotte County late Saturday night.


12/05/2018 10:57 AM
Charlotte County firefighters take action toward school bus safety - WWSB
Charlotte County firefighters take action toward school bus safety  WWSB

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - School bus safety has become a concern nationwide and our local firefighters are taking action to ensure all children are ...


12/03/2018 03:00 AM
Charlotte County home-builders leaving customers high and dry - NBC2 News
Charlotte County home-builders leaving customers high and dry  NBC2 News

Charlotte County residents say two licensed home-builders took their money, but never finished their homes.


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
House Hunting - Florida Weekly
House Hunting  Florida Weekly

Building a new home? Although sometimes finding that right piece of property can be stressful, the build itself and your relationship with your builder should.


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
All about the Gulf - Florida Weekly
All about the Gulf  Florida Weekly

HOW DO YOU WRITE ABOUT 643 quadrillion gallons of water and the land that abuts it? If you're Jack E. Davis, you do it with extensive research, great breadth.


11/13/2018 03:00 AM
Charlotte County school placed on lockdown after report of gun - Fox 4
Charlotte County school placed on lockdown after report of gun  Fox 4

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- We're learning a Southwest Florida High School was put on lockdown Tuesday after a student said he had a gun on campus.


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
Coming up at the Renaissance Academy - Florida Weekly
Coming up at the Renaissance Academy  Florida Weekly

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court.


11/20/2018 03:00 AM
Crashes involving trucks hauling bees, soda creating havoc in Charlotte County - The News-Press
Crashes involving trucks hauling bees, soda creating havoc in Charlotte County  The News-Press

A fatal crash involving multiple semi-tractor trailers shut down a section of County Road 74 six miles east of State Road 31 in Charlotte County on Tuesday ...


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
Holidays stir memories and inspire hope - Florida Weekly
Holidays stir memories and inspire hope  Florida Weekly

The holiday season is here. For many of us, it's a time of happy memories. But for others, the memories are downright tragic — my dad died during the ...


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
How to protect packages from 'porch pirates' - Florida Weekly
How to protect packages from 'porch pirates'  Florida Weekly

Americans spent a total of 22.6 billion minutes on Amazon's shopping platforms in December 2017, and the shopping giant reported $60.45 billion in the last.


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
AGAINST the TIDE - Florida Weekly
AGAINST the TIDE  Florida Weekly

DR. MICHAEL CROSBY HAS HIGH HOPES FOR the west coast of Florida. The CEO and president of Mote Marine Laboratory, he has recently announced the ...


11/22/2018 03:00 AM
In the Wake of Red Tide - Florida Weekly
In the Wake of Red Tide  Florida Weekly

Lost revenue from the water quality crisis for 267 surveyed Sanibel and Captiva businesses during the 10-week period of July 21 to Sep. 30. $48834.


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
Signs of diversity - Florida Weekly
Signs of diversity  Florida Weekly

At the Horizon Council in Lee County, the public-private outfit established 27 years ago to help boost economic development in Lee County, the adage is not ...


11/13/2018 03:00 AM
Email threatens to blow up schools in Charlotte County - WWSB
Email threatens to blow up schools in Charlotte County  WWSB

Charlotte County received the threat through their food *service* department at 5:15am. The message threatened that if the school did not promote the sender's ...


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
The Golden Hippo hangs up the mic - Florida Weekly
The Golden Hippo hangs up the mic  Florida Weekly

Capping a career spanning more than four decades — including more than two of those in Southwest Florida — local broadcasting personality Jeff Collins (aka ...


11/14/2018 03:00 AM
K9 SRO is first in the Charlotte County schools - Wink News
K9 SRO is first in the Charlotte County schools  Wink News

School resources officers in Charlotte County are going to get some backup. This will be the first year that Punta Gorda Police Officer Dean Irving will be joined ...


12/11/2018 06:45 AM
Florida education news: Commissioner appointment, superintendents, taxes and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Commissioner appointment, superintendents, taxes and more  Tampa Bay Times

COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENT: The Florida Board of Education fast tracks efforts to name the state's next education commissioner, converting its planned ...


11/12/2018 03:00 AM
Drugs found by deputies investigating shooting in Charlotte County - WWSB
Drugs found by deputies investigating shooting in Charlotte County  WWSB

A Charlotte County man is in custody for allegedly possessing illegal drugs inside his home found during an investigation into a drive-by shooting on his ...


11/29/2018 03:00 AM
Ready for a change - Florida Weekly
Ready for a change  Florida Weekly

IN AN AGE OF MUCH CHANGE IN THE business world, more people are reinventing themselves. That could mean learning new skills to fit a new job, landing in ...


11/21/2018 03:00 AM
Semi passing in fog hits second semi head-on; one driver dead, another critical - The News-Press
Semi passing in fog hits second semi head-on; one driver dead, another critical  The News-Press

A truck passing in foggy conditions led to a fatal three-semi truck crash that shut down a two-lane Charlotte County road for hours on Tuesday.


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Credit Unions - Florida Weekly
Credit Unions  Florida Weekly

WHEN DUNEDIN-BASED ACHIEVA Credit Union, founded in 1937 during the Great Depression, bought a community bank called Preferred and opened three ...


11/29/2018 03:00 AM
Of fishing and of grandfathers - Florida Weekly
Of fishing and of grandfathers  Florida Weekly

The water's surface broke with a tug and a splash, rousing me from my dozing as I fished with my grandfather along the Orange River one Saturday morning.


11/29/2018 03:00 AM
Parts of Southwest Florida seeing more red tide blooms - Fox 4
Parts of Southwest Florida seeing more red tide blooms  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Parts of Southwest Florida are seeing red tide blooms once again. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission released a new red tide map ...


12/12/2018 12:20 AM
Florida massacre commission considers school safety plans - Charlotte Observer
Florida massacre commission considers school safety plans  Charlotte Observer

Lots went wrong before and during the Florida high school massacre that allowed the gunman to kill 17 _ and the state commission investigating the shooting ...


12/10/2018 06:46 AM
Florida education news: Transition team, school troubles, crime reports and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Transition team, school troubles, crime reports and more  Tampa Bay Times

TRANSITION TEAM: Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis' proposed education team comes under attack from several fronts. The pick for commissioner, former Pasco ...


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
The Verdict is in - Florida Weekly
The Verdict is in  Florida Weekly

JURY DUTY GETS A BAD RAP. It's often inconvenient, time-consuming and seemingly random in its dispensing of summons. But for the government officials at ...


12/04/2018 06:01 PM
Man arrested for illegally dumping cattail plants in Charlotte County - NBC2 News
Man arrested for illegally dumping cattail plants in Charlotte County  NBC2 News

Another Charlotte County man is facing three felonies for illegal commercial dumping.


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
Staging Christmas - Florida Weekly
Staging Christmas  Florida Weekly

WHETHER YOU LIKE your tree natural and your carols traditional, or you go for pink metallic and prefer modern Christmas songs, there's a Christmas show ...


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Six gardens that green Southwest Florida year-round | Charlotte County - Florida Weekly
Six gardens that green Southwest Florida year-round | Charlotte County  Florida Weekly

"Next Summer" by Carole Feuerman at Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens. COURTESY PHOTOThis month brings the annual Fall Garden Festival to ...


11/22/2018 03:00 AM
AROUND LAKE O - Florida Weekly
AROUND LAKE O  Florida Weekly

In the second week of November as the Midterm elections roared on, I actually set out to discover and photograph Lake Okeechobee and the communities ...


11/13/2018 03:00 AM
Cyberthreats sent to school districts across Southwest Florida - NBC2 News
Cyberthreats sent to school districts across Southwest Florida  NBC2 News

Threats were phoned into schools across the state.


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
Bank offers free estate, investment seminars - Florida Weekly
Bank offers free estate, investment seminars  Florida Weekly

Charlotte State Bank & Trust Vice President Christine Hause is offering three new seminars every month, providing educational information on a variety of estate.


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
Charlotte Symphony's 'Sounds of the Season' is full of nostalgia | Charlotte - Florida Weekly
Charlotte Symphony's 'Sounds of the Season' is full of nostalgia | Charlotte  Florida Weekly

The familiar — as well as the delightfully new — will adorn a holiday program by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra that is sure to invoke a festive mood. Two.


11/22/2018 03:00 AM
MIDWEEK RED TIDE REPORT: Red tide remains despite cooler temps on the Suncoast - WWSB
MIDWEEK RED TIDE REPORT: Red tide remains despite cooler temps on the Suncoast  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Despite a cold front bringing lower-than-average temperatures along the Suncoast, red tide is still hugging the coastline. The Florida Fish ...


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
FARMERS MARKETS - Florida Weekly
FARMERS MARKETS  Florida Weekly

Thursdays ¦ Englewood Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Englewood Village, 300 Block of West Dearborn Street, Englewood. *Fresh* and organic produce, ...


12/12/2018 12:36 AM
Fresh farming - Florida Weekly
Fresh farming  Florida Weekly

THE WAY TOM SCANNELL VIEWS FARMing and living isn't the way he once viewed it — back when he studied soil science and chemistry at the University of ...


11/15/2018 12:07 AM
Give thanks for November, among other things - Florida Weekly
Give thanks for November, among other things  Florida Weekly

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Joyous Kwanzaa! And a peaceful winter solstice to you and yours! It's that time of year when we fast-forward from Halloween.


11/14/2018 03:00 AM
Threat against Port Charlotte High under investigation - Fox 4
Threat against Port Charlotte High under investigation  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies are investigating a threat made on social media towards Port Charlotte High School.


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE - Florida Weekly
BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE  Florida Weekly

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation presented the newly renovated train depot and addition, Collaboratory, to the community at Party in the Park on.


11/15/2018 12:07 AM
Your Money's Impact This Year - Florida Weekly
Your Money's Impact This Year  Florida Weekly

With gratitude for the generous support of our donors, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation achieved a record level $6.8 million in funds invested in our.


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
Exploring the dark side of Christmas - Florida Weekly
Exploring the dark side of Christmas  Florida Weekly

For most Americans, Christmas is a celebration that offers a happy break from the workaday world of cubicles and car lines, rushed dinner times and ...


11/15/2018 12:07 AM
Creating our Future Together - Florida Weekly
Creating our Future Together  Florida Weekly

It's been said that there is strength in numbers. Whether it's a gathering of dedicated community stakeholders committed to creating a sustainable tomorrow for.


12/11/2018 05:51 PM
Retirement home worker accused of beating Alzheimer's resident with belt - NBC2 News
Retirement home worker accused of beating Alzheimer's resident with belt  NBC2 News

A former employee of a retirement home was arrested for allegedly beating a resident with a belt.


12/09/2018 03:05 PM
Bob Starr plans to offer alternative in race for GOP state chair - Florida Politics
Bob Starr plans to offer alternative in race for GOP state chair  Florida Politics

Bob Starr, Republican state committeeman for Charlotte County, has no interest in getting into a fight with the next Governor, but as he prepares to run for state ...


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Accomplice sought after teen arrested for auto thefts in Charlotte County - Fox 4
Accomplice sought after teen arrested for auto thefts in Charlotte County  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives are looking for help tracking down a suspect connected to the theft of two vehicles and several vehicle burglaries last ...


11/23/2018 03:00 AM
Red tide increasing near Boca Grande in mouth of Charlotte Harbor - Fox 4
Red tide increasing near Boca Grande in mouth of Charlotte Harbor  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- The latest test results from Florida Fish and Wildlife shows a flare-up of red tide around the mouth of Charlotte Harbor.


11/21/2018 03:00 AM
'White Van Speaker Scam' reported in major retail areas - WWSB
'White Van Speaker Scam' reported in major retail areas  WWSB

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - Several reports of suspicious activity in retail areas of Charlotte County have been reported over the last few weeks, ...


11/16/2018 03:00 AM
Charlotte County school pays homage to 5-year-old killed in crash - NBC2 News
Charlotte County school pays homage to 5-year-old killed in crash  NBC2 News

A Charlotte County school is coming together to honor a student killed in a car crash.


11/26/2018 03:00 AM
Video shows man stealing from Charlotte County Target - NBC2 News
Video shows man stealing from Charlotte County Target  NBC2 News

A man was caught on video surveillance stealing items from a retail store, and now detectives are asking the public for help tracking him down.


11/22/2018 03:00 AM
Old Dominion beginnings just fun times - Florida Weekly
Old Dominion beginnings just fun times  Florida Weekly

Old Dominion front man Matthew Ramsey said his band was started with no ambitions of stardom and fame. That's not just Ramsey being modest. In fact, he said ...


11/22/2018 12:07 AM
Fact or Fiction - Florida Weekly
Fact or Fiction  Florida Weekly

RUMORS. LIES. FALSE INFORmation. The Russians are pros at disseminating them, says Naples writer James Lilliefors. His most recent novel, "The Children's ...


12/06/2018 12:07 AM
Choose that gem wisely and shine bright like a diamond - Florida Weekly
Choose that gem wisely and shine bright like a diamond  Florida Weekly

This time of year, many of us are searching for that perfect gift for our loved ones. And while most of us will be unwrapping a new tech gadget or a pair of.


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Go figure: This pair of bisque beauties sparks a memory - Florida Weekly
Go figure: This pair of bisque beauties sparks a memory  Florida Weekly

There was a time when everyone's grandmother decorated with figurines. You'd see them on a table — whimsical porcelain people dressed in the garb of ...


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
Symphony Youth Orchestra featured at Hanukkah celebration - Florida Weekly
Symphony Youth Orchestra featured at Hanukkah celebration  Florida Weekly

Punta Gorda is the home of a communitywide Hanukkah celebration. The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform holiday favorites ...


12/11/2018 11:42 AM
Carnival mafia was ‘made up’ — but Kansas vendors were killed in an initiation, cops say - Charlotte Observer
Carnival mafia was ‘made up’ — but Kansas vendors were killed in an initiation, cops say  Charlotte Observer

Three carnival workers were charged with murder after two vendors — a Wichita, Kansas, couple — were killed at the Barton County Fair. They said it was a ...


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
Coffee mills are collectables - Florida Weekly
Coffee mills are collectables  Florida Weekly

Morning coffee has been a necessity for centuries, and there have been numerous patents for coffee-making machines. The first American patent was given to.


11/19/2018 03:00 AM
How much did the Florida recount cost you? - ABC Action News - Tampa Bay
How much did the Florida recount cost you?  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

At least 8 million Florida ballots were counted three times, and now WFTX is wondering what it adds up to in terms of cost, paid for with your tax dollars.


11/19/2018 03:00 AM
CCSO arrests woman for child neglect, found a dead cat in her freezer - Wink News
CCSO arrests woman for child neglect, found a dead cat in her freezer  Wink News

A woman was arrested for child neglect after deputies searched her Port Charlotte home on Saturday. The deputies said her children were living in deplorable ...


11/19/2018 06:48 PM
Feces and frozen cats among horrors at children's home in Port Charlotte - FOX Carolina
Feces and frozen cats among horrors at children's home in Port Charlotte  FOX Carolina

A Port Charlotte woman is facing several charges of child neglect after authorities found three children living in disturbing conditions at her home.


11/15/2018 12:07 AM
THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV - Florida Weekly
THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV  Florida Weekly

"Great Performances" John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway," 9 p.m. Nov. 16.THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 9 P.M.Jamestown, Part 8 (finale) A boat from England arrives ...


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Record Fort Myers plantation sale goes for $7 million - Florida Weekly
Record Fort Myers plantation sale goes for $7 million  Florida Weekly

Shaddelee Plantation has been sold for a 10-year record in Fort Myers of $7 million. COURTESY PHOTOIt took 10 years, but the sale of a plantation in Fort ...


12/05/2018 01:04 PM
Wakulla County commissioner elected to Florida Association of Counties - WCTV
Wakulla County commissioner elected to Florida Association of Counties  WCTV

A Wakulla County commissioner has been elected to the executive committee of the Florida Association of Counties.


11/22/2018 03:00 AM
AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers for upcoming tax season - Florida Weekly
AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers for upcoming tax season  Florida Weekly

AARP Tax-Aide, the country's largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance *service*, needs local volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers will.


12/11/2018 06:15 PM
Ryan Hilinski’s goal: Be the last voice in Chris Steele’s ear before he signs - Charlotte Observer
Ryan Hilinski’s goal: Be the last voice in Chris Steele’s ear before he signs  Charlotte Observer

South Carolina football quarterback commit Ryan Hilinski aims to make the final pitch to four-star cornerback Chris Steele as one Southern Californian tried to ...


12/10/2018 06:56 AM
Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 12.10.18 - Florida Politics
Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 12.10.18  Florida Politics

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Daniel McAuliffe, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson. We have asked ...


12/12/2018 05:32 AM
Survey: Mississippi jail inmates fall, but many stay long - Charlotte Observer
Survey: Mississippi jail inmates fall, but many stay long  Charlotte Observer

A new survey provided to The Associated Press suggests that the number of Mississippi inmates jailed for short periods may be declining, but that those in jail for ...


12/04/2018 07:41 AM
It's Known As The 'ABC' Plan. Can It Solve Red Tide? - WUFT
It's Known As The 'ABC' Plan. Can It Solve Red Tide?  WUFT

With many fishermen and shellfish farmers losing their jobs because of Florida red tide, Barry Hurt of Little Gasparilla Island in Charlotte County decided to do ...


12/06/2018 02:54 PM
Oyster Creek Environmental Park Bridge Closed - WWSB
Oyster Creek Environmental Park Bridge Closed  WWSB

The bridge to the kayak launch at Oyster Creek Environmental Park is closed for repairs.


12/11/2018 03:22 PM
Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault - Charlotte Observer
Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault  Charlotte Observer

Authorities say the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse broke into a Florida house and tried to attack a deputy.


12/02/2018 03:00 AM
TRAFFIC ALERT: All traffic lanes are clear on North bound Tamiami Trail - WWSB
TRAFFIC ALERT: All traffic lanes are clear on North bound Tamiami Trail  WWSB

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office caution drivers to avoid North bound Tamiami Trail (SR 45 / US 41) for the next 2-3 hours.


11/28/2018 03:00 AM
Florida crime drops in first half of 2018, down 6 percent in Collier County, report says - Naples Daily News
Florida crime drops in first half of 2018, down 6 percent in Collier County, report says  Naples Daily News

Crime rates have dwindled by about 8 percent statewide and six percent in Collier, according to data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.


11/18/2018 03:00 AM
The Latest: Embattled Florida elections official to resign - The Charlotte Observer
The Latest: Embattled Florida elections official to resign  The Charlotte Observer

The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local):. 9:15 p.m.. A local media report says an embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning ...


11/26/2018 03:00 AM
Florida education news: Arming teachers, busing students, picking a president and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Arming teachers, busing students, picking a president and more  Tampa Bay Times

ARMING TEACHERS: After watching what went wrong at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on the day of its shooting massacre, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob ...


11/19/2018 03:00 AM
2018 Christmas and holiday events in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte - The News-Press
2018 Christmas and holiday events in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte  The News-Press

Santa and his elves are ready to get you in a holly, jolly mood this holiday season. And so are the twinkling Christmas lights, dancing sugar plum fairies, carolers ...


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Uber driver leads deputies to pawn store theft suspect - WWSB
Uber driver leads deputies to pawn store theft suspect  WWSB

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (WWSB) An Uber driver is credited with helping deputies in Charlotte County locate the man they say stole from a area pawn shop.


11/29/2018 12:18 AM
New golf and country club community coming to Babcock Ranch - Florida Weekly
New golf and country club community coming to Babcock Ranch  Florida Weekly

Lennar, a national leading homebuilder, will develop Babcock National, a new golf and country club community in the master-planned community of Babcock ...


11/15/2018 12:07 AM
Rob Garcia loves rock — and will make you love it, too - Florida Weekly
Rob Garcia loves rock — and will make you love it, too  Florida Weekly

Rob Garcia might not have sold his soul to rock 'n' roll — but he certainly has given his heart to it. And he's got a powerhouse solo act he's bringing to Charlotte ...


12/11/2018 04:59 PM
Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests - Charlotte Observer
Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests  Charlotte Observer

Environmental groups are suing President Donald Trump's administration over plans to conduct offshore drilling tests.


11/13/2018 03:00 AM
Florida education news: Prekindergarten, parent pushback, school board races and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Prekindergarten, parent pushback, school board races and more  Tampa Bay Times

EARLY EDUCATION: A growing percentage of Hillsborough County kindergarten students arrive at school ready to learn, according to new assessment results.


11/15/2018 12:07 AM
Steer clear of Michael Kors stock, until strategy is redressed - Florida Weekly
Steer clear of Michael Kors stock, until strategy is redressed  Florida Weekly

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fashion trendsetter. I still love wearing my favorite pair of cargo shorts over the weekend and feel most comfortable.


12/07/2018 05:19 PM
Birds on Marco Island still getting sick; test results pending for cause - Naples Daily News
Birds on Marco Island still getting sick; test results pending for cause  Naples Daily News

Sick birds from Marco Island are still being brought to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's von Arx Wildlife Hospital in large numbers, while test results to ...


11/15/2018 03:00 AM
Florida education news: Recount lessons, contract talks, student support and more - Tampa Bay Times
Florida education news: Recount lessons, contract talks, student support and more  Tampa Bay Times

RECOUNT LESSONS: With Florida's contentious election recount as a backdrop, the Florida Education Association and its national and local affiliates unveil a ...


12/09/2018 03:00 PM
Advance Prep WDE Jason Vaughn and Charlotte OT Dustyn Hall Flip to USF Football - The Daily Stampede
Advance Prep WDE Jason Vaughn and Charlotte OT Dustyn Hall Flip to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

The Bulls brought their Class of 2019 total up to 19 by flipping a pair of in-state kids over the weekend.


11/27/2018 03:00 AM
Florida crime drops in first half of 2018, down 4 percent in Lee County - The News-Press
Florida crime drops in first half of 2018, down 4 percent in Lee County  The News-Press

Crime rates have dwindled by about 8 percent statewide and 4 percent in Lee County.


11/27/2018 03:00 AM
Holiday shopping leaves buyers prone to fraud - Wink News
Holiday shopping leaves buyers prone to fraud  Wink News

This holiday season, many of you are out and about shopping for the perfect gifts for your friends and family. But more shopping means more risk for theft and ...


11/05/2018 03:00 AM
Most Florida school districts don't test for lead on campus, our investigation finds - Fox 4
Most Florida school districts don't test for lead on campus, our investigation finds  Fox 4

Months after several Florida school districts made state headlines after testing results showed elevated lead levels in school drinking water, Investigative ...


10/17/2018 03:00 AM
Sample ballot for general election in Charlotte County on November 6, 2018 - Fox 4
Sample ballot for general election in Charlotte County on November 6, 2018  Fox 4

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Voters across the country will be hitting the polls on November 6 for general election known as mid-terms.


11/30/2018 09:07 AM
Charlotte County Soccer Federation Conducts Holiday Food Drive - PR.com
Charlotte County Soccer Federation Conducts Holiday Food Drive  PR.com

Charlotte County Soccer Federation announced today that CCSF will conduct a holiday food drive “Holiday Kick Off Food Drive” with collection points in ...


12/11/2018 07:45 AM
More than 700,000 customers lost power in Winter Storm Diego as Duke Energy calculates repair costs - Charlotte Business Journal
More than 700,000 customers lost power in Winter Storm Diego as Duke Energy calculates repair costs  Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Corp. says all of its more than 6,600 Mecklenburg customers without power should have electricity restored by Wednesday evening. But some ...


09/18/2018 03:00 AM
Doggy dining now an option in Charlotte County - Wink News
Doggy dining now an option in Charlotte County  Wink News

People with pets will soon be able to take their dogs to dinner in Charlotte County. Starting Tuesday, restaurants can apply for a permit and pay a fee that would ...


11/14/2018 03:00 AM
RED TIDE REPORT: High concentrations increasing on the Suncoast - WWSB
RED TIDE REPORT: High concentrations increasing on the Suncoast  WWSB

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Red tide concentrations remain high along the Suncoast in the latest red tide report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...


08/24/2018 03:00 AM
Man recounts saving children from Charlotte County school bus fire - Wink News
Man recounts saving children from Charlotte County school bus fire  Wink News

Chuck Valente is still full of adrenaline after rescuing 14 kids on a Charlotte County school bus that went up in flames. “Instinct. There's kids in danger. You don't ...


12/10/2018 03:00 AM
St. Johns County roundup: 3 local graduates selected to all conference football teams - St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County roundup: 3 local graduates selected to all conference football teams  St. Augustine Record

Willie Harvey, Tomas Wright and Jareem Westcott have all earned all-conference honors.


10/18/2018 03:00 AM
School referendum affects a lot more than schools - Florida Weekly
School referendum affects a lot more than schools  Florida Weekly

You've probably seen the green "Vote YES for Success" logo all over Charlotte County. But why? The truth is: Charlotte County Public Schools is in dire straits.


08/09/2018 03:00 AM
Charlotte County's youth are getting political | Charlotte - Florida Weekly
Charlotte County's youth are getting political | Charlotte  Florida Weekly

About 300 people waited under the pavilion on Tuesday, June 26, in Punta Gorda's Laishley Park for one of the rarer political events in Charlotte County. Chats.




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