ENGLEWOOD — It’s Holy Week in a whole new world.
PORT CHARLOTTE — An employee at the Publix on South McCall Road in Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove) tested positive for the coronavirus, the grocery chain confirmed Wednesday evening.
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Although distribution didn’t begin until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, parents of students in Charlotte County Head Start programs were lined up at the Baker Center in Punta Gorda by 9:30 a.m. to get a variety of supplies.
Just four weeks ago, we were moving our clocks forward an hour and enjoying the extra daylight in the evenings. It’s my favorite time of year because I don’t have to grill in the dark, and I love to grill and smoke food.
A Port Charlotte man was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tuesday after allegedly posting threatening comments on multiple YouTube videos.
The spread of the coronavirus in Charlotte County has not become random, but is found at specific locations, Department of Health Director Joe Pepe told commissioners Friday.
ENGLEWOOD — Lisa Church is shaken up after she said she was robbed at gunpoint while walking down an aisle at an Englewood Publix.
More than 137,300 people statewide have been tested for the coronavirus as of Tuesday morning, accounting for half a percent of Florida’s entire population.
Joy is not something we are talking about much these days, but here at Suncoast Humane Society during financially precarious and stress-filled times, joy is also part of our world.
Charlotte County commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. today to hear a coronavirus update and to decide on possible prohibitions on open burning and fireworks due to the increased risk of wildfires.
PUNTA GORDA — A 20-year-old conversation between Punta Gorda representatives and area boaters has finally become a reality − Buckley’s Pass is officially open.
PUNTA GORDA — The wooden sculpture on southbound U.S. 41 next to the historic Freeman House on West Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda is apparently observing the “wear a mask” guidance.
NORTH PORT — One North Port man is dead while another has been reported as missing after taking fishing trips in North Port on Saturday.
The Sun reports arrests in Charlotte County daily. The Clerk’s Office provided the following information regarding dispositions, sentences and outstanding fees. Defendants may be required to comply with additional sentencing conditions such as educational classes, driving restrictions, no co…
HCA Healthcare, which operates Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Englewood Community Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, announced a new effort Friday to protect its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jaden Devoy is an 18-year-old senior at Port Charlotte High School, and as schools across the country shut their doors in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, she has just begun taking her classes online.
New cases of coronavirus in Charlotte County jumped first exponentially and then just doubled, according to state Department of Health statistics.
To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or failing that, with hand sanitizers. The resulting rush to buy hand sanitizers has led to empty shelves in supermarkets and chemists. But it hasn’t taken long for recipes for hand san…
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected to increase its recommendations for more use of masks in public, there are people wanting to create their own.
ARCADIA — The pit bull puppy found in a plastic bag in a cemetery in December was released from DeSoto County Animal Control Wednesday and moving to Cape Coral for the time being.
Vitangelo Recchia, Carmelo Mangiafico and Eric Andreas came together in a Facebook promotional video Wednesday night — not as competitors but as comrades-in-arms feeding laid-off hospitality workers.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help naming the newest member of its K-9 team. The agency adopted a bloodhound from the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, which will be used for search and rescue.
Leaders of Drug Free Punta Gorda had planned on showing a documentary film at its April meeting, but since it has been canceled, the film will be available online for free.
On the day before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ statewide safer-at-home order was set to go into effect, some people were trying to sort out which businesses would be considered “essential” and remain open.
PUNTA GORDA — One could call it a ghost town Wednesday at the City Council meeting in Punta Gorda due to the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing.
A woman who represented herself as an agent and tried to rent out the apartment she had previously been evicted from was arrested Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported.