Charles Runnells, The News-Press

Charles Runnells

The News-Press

Florida, United States

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Recent:
  • The News-Press
  • Naples Daily News
Past:
  • TCPalm
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The News Leader
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • The Progress-Index
  • Shiny Sheet
  • PNJ

Recent articles by Charles:

When Taylor Swift played Lehigh Acres: Tickets were free, and the show was 'awesome'

Taylor Swift played every song off her debut album when she headlined the Lehigh Spring Fest in 2007. Tickets were free for the Lehigh Acres show. → Read More

Ian's aftermath: Shell Factory park won't reopen for months, Calusa to rebuild animal facility

Both Calusa Nature Center and Shell Factory Nature Park suffered damage from Hurricane Ian. They've both started GoFundMe fundraisers to help rebuild. → Read More

Biggest November concerts in SW FL: The top shows to see in the Fort Myers, Naples area

A concert lover's biggest problem this November? Choosing which of the many, many shows you'll want to see from Fort Myers to Naples. → Read More

Biggest November concerts in SW FL: The top shows to see in the Fort Myers, Naples area

A concert lover's biggest problem this November? Choosing which of the many, many shows you'll want to see from Fort Myers to Naples. → Read More

Survey says: Fort Myers' Wilson Family wins $20K on 'Family Feud'

Fort Myers’ Wilson Family just won $20,000 on “Family Feud.” They racked up 246 points in the Fast Money round of the TV game show. → Read More

The Face of Horror? Gulf Coast High grad competes for $13k in spooky U.S. contest

Former Naples resident Ian Eubanks is competing for $13,000 in Face of Horror, an online contest for horror-movie enthusiasts. → Read More

‘The Voice’: Get to know singer Lana Love of Naples, Florida

Audiences will see Lana Love perform again on The Voice for the battle rounds. Here are 5 things you need to know about the former Naples resident. → Read More

Edison and Ford Winter Estates partially reopening with discounted tickets, new exhibit

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates will partially reopen this weekend with discounted tickets and limited access for patrons. → Read More

Gator Mike’s: Free mini golf for all, but no Frightmare on 78 after Hurricane Ian

Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park is still reeling from Hurricane Ian damage. But owner Chris Scuderi says he still wants to do his part to help. → Read More

Florida Rep usher missing after Fort Myers Beach house started collapsing during Hurricane Ian

Martha “Marti" Campbell lives at 100 Hercules Drive, Fort Myers Beach, according to a flier posted on Facebook and shared by Santiago. → Read More

Pets after Hurricane Ian: Happy reunions for some. Others still wait as shelters fill.

Hurricane Ian disrupted everyone’s lives when it barreled through the Fort Myers and Naples area. Pets included. → Read More

Cape Coral's Big John statue damaged by Hurricane Ian but he'll be restored, owner says

Don’t worry, Cape Coral: The popular Big John statue survived Hurricane Ian. He's damaged, but his owner says he'll be restored. → Read More

Top 5 things to do in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs this weekend

Five fun things to do this weekend and beyond, including a touring King Tut exhibit and the return of Frightmare on 78. → Read More

'I will be praying': Punta Gorda braces for Hurricane Ian, 18 years after Charley

As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, Punta Gorda residents and workers hope this won't be a repeat of 2004's Hurricane Charley. → Read More

STYX rocks Fort Myers' Mann Hall in January, with tickets on sale this week

STYX’s ‘70s and ‘80s hits include “Mr. Roboto,” “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Babe,” “Lady," "Blue Collar Man" and “Too Much Time on My Hands.” → Read More

'American Idol': Teen classic-rocker Casey Bishop goes pop-rock on new EP

'American Idol' semifinalist Casey Bishop releases her new, self-titled EP on Sept. 28. It includes singles 'Don't Talk' and 'Bad Dream.' → Read More

Pulling the plug: Bonita Blues Festival ends annual concert after 15 years

It’s been a rough few years for the Bonita Blues Festival. Now organizers say they’ve pulled the plug on the popular annual event at Riverside Park. → Read More

Top 5 things to do this weekend in Lee County: Art Walk, Metallica tribute, TGIM and more

Five fun things to do this weekend and beyond in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area, including Art Walk and Metallica tribute band Hardwired. → Read More

Florida's oldest poll worker: Vera Craig, 101, gets back to work for Tuesday's primary

Fort Myers' Vera Craig is 101 years old and Florida's oldest poll worker. She'll be back for Tuesday's primary election, too. → Read More

Florida's oldest poll worker: Vera Craig, 101, gets back to work for Tuesday's primary

Fort Myers' Vera Craig is 101 years old and Florida's oldest poll worker. She'll be back for Tuesday's primary election, too. → Read More