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North High earns national champion status

North Fort Myers High School has been named one of the elites in the nation on the field of play.The school, in just its second year of offering the program for boys and girls, including those with special needs, was named as a National Banner Unified Champion School through Special Olympics.A ...

Fort Myers dashes North’s playoff hopes, 49-28

The North Fort Myers High School football season came to an end Friday night at Sam Sirianni Field at Edison Stadium, as the Red Knights dropped their first round playoff matchup with Fort Myers, 49-28.The immensely talented backfield of the Greenies was on display all night, as three different ...

Stingrays football starts stock program

If it's good enough for the Green Bay Packers, it's good enough for a local semi-pro football team looking to represent Southwest Florida and take its program to the next level.The Florida Stingrays, a semi-pro football team that will play its games this season at North Fort Myers High Schools, ...

North Pop Warner Varsity cheer squad springs to regionals

The North Fort Myers Red Knights Pop Warner program will have one cheer squad represent them for the upcoming regional cheer off in Orlando Thanksgiving weekend.The varsity squad was the lone North program to get out of Peace River Conference competition, winning the Level 3 cheering ...

Posse Arena to hold charity race

For the Lee County Posse Arena, barrel racing is the bread and butter of what it does for the youth and horse lovers of Lee County.The month of November will be proof of this, with no less than five barrel races being done at the arena, several of which are being run for charity.On Saturday, a ...

Vikings best Red Knights in showdown, 21-14

The Southwest Florida game of the week certainly did not disappoint, as Bishop Verot outlasted North Fort Myers 21-14 in a battle from start to finish at Moody Field.Viking senior quarterback Nick Perez was the difference for the road team, as his second half performance propelled Bishop Verot ...

North Fort Myers communities hold craft shows

If you took a trip down U.S. 41 on Saturday and drove past the entrances of the numerous communities along that road, you may have noticed signs regarding crafts fairs taking place.For those looking for a nice Christmas present for themselves or for a loved one, there were plenty of places from ...

Pride and Patriotism event set for Thursday

Pride and Patriotism of Lee County will hold its annual performance at Barbara B. Mann Hall this week featuring the youth of Lee County public and charter schools.The 2019 Pride and Patriotism, which has a theme of the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I, will take place at 7 p.m. ...

Chinese drywall settlement will not adequately compensate victims

To the editor:A local news outlet recently published a Chinese Drywall Settlement Notice stating that the settlement "will compensate for remediation damages and other loss claims." It will not. Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan offered $248M during secret negotiations. That sounds large but ...

Kangaroo court hopping to false conclusion

To the editor:In the impeachment hearings that are in progress note the connection between the Democrats and fake news. First of all, the questioning of the "witnesses" is going on behind closed doors so the public cannot see or hear what is happening. Republicans are not allowed to question ...