CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The August primary for an Airport Authority race could be closed to only registered Republican voters — but this is still up in the air. This is thanks to Martin Dorio, a write-in candidate from Englewood. Dorio’s candidacy closes the primary, meaning only registered Republican voters can vote for the two other
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A thousand gather for peaceful march in Punta Gorda The first time Jasmine Joyner experienced racism was shortly after she moved to Port Charlotte as a 12-year-old. The first time Jasmine Joyner experienced racism was shortly after she moved to Port Charlotte as a 12-year-old.
‘How we gather as a community is going to look different for some time’ It’s one thing to grieve a loved one’s death. It’s another to grieve their death during a pandemic.
Our local big cat sanctuaries are nothing like what you would see on Netflix’s new hit “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”
Registered nurses at Port Charlotte’s Fawcett Memorial Hospital joined 14 other HCA Healthcare hospitals around the nation Wednesday in protesting the company’s alleged lack of preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic.
PUNTA GORDA — Lt. Charles Dryden watched as Nazi prisoners of war were allowed into the officer’s club where he was not welcome. Dryden, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black military fighter and bomber pilots during World War II, was among those honored Wednesday at James Abraham’s lecture “Black Hopes, Blue
Migration, habitat loss contribute to dwindling presence The annual Christmas Bird Count saw 5,881 less birds this year, making it the lowest count for the area in 20 years. Even though it was a cloudy day with morning showers, the count was still lower than expected. This year’s bird count saw 16,449 birds, whereas last
Port Charlotte woman witnesses migrant child detention Between March 2018 and August 2019, more than 14,300 unaccompanied immigrant children were sheltered at a facility just outside of Miami. The Office of Refugee Resettlement calls this the Homestead Temporary Influx Facility, but Port Charlotte resident Vielka Wambold calls it a prison.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Parents to about 70 kids expecting to go to daycare Tuesday weren’t allowed in. The only notice they got was a note taped to a locked door. Grace Community School in Port Charlotte closed Tuesday morning for an “undetermined amount of time,” according to the letter.
Local representatives graded on how they voted on open government bills