Hurricane Ian

Photos: A Look at South Sarasota County After Ian

While Sarasota was spared a direct hit, the damage in the south of the county, in particular, is devastating.

10/03/2022 By Megan McDonald Photography by Hannah Phillips

Breaking News

Flooding Between North Port and Englewood Closes I-75

The Myakka River has risen and closed the highway between mile markers 179 and 193.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota to Open Four 'Neighborhood Points of Distribution' for Ian Relief Supplies

The sits will be available to county residents who need water, ice, food or tarps due to Hurricane Ian.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

North Port Is Experiencing Major Flooding

"This is not something we've ever seen before," North Port city manager Jerome Fletcher said.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Real Estate

New WSJ Report Ranks North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area No. 8 in the Nation

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets list highlights metros based on housing market data and lifestyle metrics.

07/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 3 in U.S. in New Wall Street Journal Report

Outdoor lifestyle and a good job market kept the Sarasota metro area near the top three of the emerging housing markets index.

04/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

A Local Ukrainian Shares Her Thoughts on The Russian Invasion

Halyna Kovalyshin, originally from western Ukraine, says she's happy to see Ukrainians unite.

03/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Painting the Town Red

Bigwig Right-Wing Activists and Influencers Have Discovered Sarasota

Sarasota-Manatee has emerged as a hub for major players in the new conservative movement.

03/01/2022 By Staff

International Conflict

Local Ukrainians Share Their Opinions on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A community rally and concert this weekend in North Port aim to promote solidarity and raise funds.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 2 in New Wall Street Journal Report

Lifestyle and options to remote work remotely are a major driver behind the influx of new residents.

01/27/2022 By Staff

Expansions

Child Protection Center Is Expanding in South County

The CPC has purchased a new building to meet increasing need for its services.

01/13/2022 By Staff

Data

North Port, Sarasota, Bradenton Ranked Among Nation's Top 'Growth Cities'

North Port was fourth and Sarasota-Bradenton was 10th on a list of 25 growing cities analyzed by U-Haul.

01/06/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Price Creek Dentistry to Host Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day

Cleaning and fillings will be provided per patient between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 1500 Price Creek Way in North Port.

10/20/2021 By Staff

Government

North Port Receives $1.69 Million Florida Job Growth Grant

The funding will be used for the installation of water and wastewater infrastructure across 500 acres at the Panacea Activity Center.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Nature

Free Admission to Warm Mineral Springs Offered Saturday

Florida's only natural warm spring is free for all Sarasota County residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

08/13/2021 By Staff

Elections

Deadline to Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot for North Port, Holiday Park Elections Is Feb. 27

The election will be held on March 9.

02/25/2021 By Staff

Elections

Vote-by-Mail Ballots Scheduled for Mail to City of North Port, Holiday Park Voters

The City of North Port will be electing a city commissioner on March 9, and the Holiday Park district will see a race for Board of Trustees Seat 4.

01/26/2021 By Staff

Football

Billy Huthman Named Head Football Coach at North Port High School

Huthman was the North Port Bobcats; assistant football coach during the 2019-20 season and was responsible for quarterbacks and special teams.

12/27/2019 By Staff

Green party

New North Port Farmers' Market Kicks Off Wednesday

The list of vendors includes a number of names familiar from other local farmers' markets, like Maggie's Seafood, Mr. Fun Guy, Fermentlicious and more.

09/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Killing It

Emanne Beasha Wins the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

The 10-year-old opera singer from North Port gets the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Jay Leno in the Judges' Cut round of the show.

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts