22nd Annual Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim

Swimmers decked out in red, white and blue took to the Peace River at Thursday at noon to celebrate their freedom. “It’s July 4th. It’s a great day, it’s beautiful. We’re going to watch them swim and paddleboard. We’re kayaking and doing all kinds of things,” said participant Heather Kline. The Charlotte Harbor Swim’s Co-Founder […]

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Tropical Storm Erick intensifying off Mexico

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Erick is intensifying off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Eric was centered about 145 miles (235 km) south of Zihuatanejo on Friday morning. Its maxiumum sustained winds had reached 50 mph (85 kph), and it was moving west-northwest at about 13 mph (20 kph). […]

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FWC hosts regional workshops about management for gopher tortoises

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct regional workshops to present information on the revised management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises. A workshop is scheduled in Charlotte County. The goal of these workshops is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, […]

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