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Authorities said a former boxer named Buck Lee Wooley was arrested at 1 a.m. Christmas morning and charged with stabbing Christopher Ethridge in the back. Ethridge was reported to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries at Lee Memorial Hospital by the Charlotte County Sheri…

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Fires destroyed or damaged two area houses — in Punta Gorda and North Port — leaving three families struggling during the Christmas season.

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Authorities said a former boxer named Buck Lee Wooley was arrested at 1 a.m. Christmas morning and charged with stabbing Christopher Ethridge in the back. Ethridge was reported to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries at Lee Memorial Hospital by the Charlotte County Sheri…

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If you have an opinion on spending state money for projects like a rest area on Interstate 75, the widening of Harborview Road, and new sidewalks, now is the time to give it.

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NORTH PORT — For Patricia Jagels, hearing Tyren Kinard’s accused killer was arrested is wonderful news.

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NORTH PORT — More than three months after the slaying of a Port Charlotte resident whose body was found in North Port, a Punta Gorda man is facing second-degree murder and other charges, authorities said.

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A Sun story Dec. 14, listed the wrong date for an upcoming public hearing on setting new water and sewer rates for Charlotte County. It is scheduled for Feb. 12.

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Commissioners voted this week to increase combined water and sewer rates starting at 7 percent by April, followed by four more yearly increases of, 7, 7, 5 and 5 percent.

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Charlotte State Bank & Trust again this year is accepting holiday donations to help brighten the season for area children in need. All six bank offices are collecting new toys, clothing and other “wish list” items on behalf of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program and The Salvation Army.

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Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell presented the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) with a donation of cellphones. The cellphones are soon to be outdated 3G phones utilized by the Sheriff’s office, and although they will not have cellular service, they can still be used to …

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