By STEVE REILLY
PORT CHARLOTTE — State funding for affordable housing dropped for Charlotte County 68 percent between fiscal 2017 and 2019, the county's housing manager told the Sun Friday.
PUNTA GORDA — Over 100,000 people visit the Peace River Wildlife Center at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda every year, according to Callie Stahl, executive director of the center.
An Englewood man suffered critical injuries after being hit by a jeep Saturday morning in Charlotte County, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
PUNTA GORDA — With a population estimated to be 90% white in 2017 by the U.S. Census Bureau, it may be surprising that there’s so much diversity in Charlotte County.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago.