Tag: Charlotte county

How one resident is escaping opioid addiction

Amanda Kinsolving had been in and out of jail for years. The 31-year-old Port Charlotte resident experienced her first arrest in Charlotte County when she was 16, with a list of charges growing as she became more dependent on opioids. Last year, she was held in Charlotte County Jail for grand theft auto. And the

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Measuring Red Tide: Was 2018 really the worst?

Does it seem like red tide has never been worse in Charlotte and Sarasota counties? With lots of publicity and political overtones, the situation may have seemed especially dire this year during an election season. But that perception does not exactly depict reality — at least according to years’ worth of data analyzed by the

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A sought after job. Really.

Horse in Christmas parade requires human pooper scooper True Holiness Church Pastor Clifton McNealy followed closely behind a horse on Saturday with a stroller, his 8-month-old triplets, his son and a shovel. John Lloyd, or ‘Big John,’ cracked his bull whip and guided his golden buckskin quarter horse, Kitty, sideways, frontwards and towards awed children

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