SUN PHOTOS BY RUSTY PRAY "The energy and the diversity of the music will make for a special day in Punta Gorda," promoter Nick Nemec says of the third annual Big Orange Music Festival.

The owner of the restaurant where a deputy was accused of exposing himself says Sgt. James White never showed his own genitals — displaying, instead, fake ones.

Coming off a season in which the Lemon Bay boys tennis team were district champions and sent two players to the state tournament, the 2018 Manta Rays had to adjust to the loss of several key components from the 2017 team.

Diane L Johnston Rucano, 60, of Port Charlotte Florida died Thursday, June 28, 2018. Diane was born in Nyack New York on April 17, 1958 to Arthur Johnston and survived by her mother Beverly Johnston of Port Charlotte Florida. 

Ten days after Mina Dittman was admitted to Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, the 88-year-old Punta Gorda resident was discharged — without her $5,300 hearing aids. Or her $1,100 upper denture.

Gail Dowell Gibbs, Age 83, of Lusby, Maryland and Punta Gorda, Florida died on June 3, 2018. She was born on May 16, 1935 in Prince Fredrick, Maryland to Benjamin Chambers Dowell and Ethel (Schutt) Dowell. She attended public schools in Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High in 1953.…

The owner of the restaurant where a deputy was accused of exposing himself says Sgt. James White never showed his own genitals — displaying, instead, fake ones.

A local corrections officer joined the likes of just a handful of Florida veterans, active duty soldiers and exceptional citizens this week.

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

As President Trump prepares to announce his replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Democrats are desperate to block the president’s nominee — but are powerless to so. They have no one to blame but themselves. Let’s take a moment to recall the sordid 15-year histor…

Beatrice died peacefully at Tidewater Hospice, Port Charlotte, Fla., on July 2, 2018. She was the loving and devoted wife to Laszlo. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January. She leaves behind her daughter Sandra Partington, her husband Sang, grandchildren Victoria and Micha…

Marjorie Roberts of Arcadia, FL died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living. She was surrounded by her daughter, Beverly Roberts Schoen, Hospice care and the devoted staff of Arcadia Oaks. Marjorie was born in Arcadia on July 14, 1920 to C.F. (Tim) Garner and Nora (Langford)…

PORT CHARLOTTE — A man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a car parked in a driveway Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

For candidates trying to win in Florida, where the electorate may be the most diverse in the nation, demographics could be the key to determining the winners of the top 2018 contests, for U.S. Senate and governor.

PORT CHARLOTTE — A man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a car parked in a driveway Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

For candidates trying to win in Florida, where the electorate may be the most diverse in the nation, demographics could be the key to determining the winners of the top 2018 contests, for U.S. Senate and governor.

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