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NBC Charlotte

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Reba announces North Carolina concert on 2022 fall tour

Country music icon Reba McEntire will perform all her hits at Raleigh's PNC Arena this November. Here's when you can get tickets. → Read More

Longboat Key establishes permitting process for permanently installed fire pits

Developers can now build permanently installed fire pits through a town-issued permitting process. → Read More

Longboat dining options about to expand

Restaurants coming soon promise new variety without leaving the island. → Read More

Longboat Key plans to allow permanently installed fire pits

A new proposal seeks to allow town-issued permitting for fire pits outside of structures. → Read More

Mexican restaurant coming to Longboat Key

Town also will consider in the new year another proposal for a restaurant at the site of a former hair salon. → Read More

Mayor Ken Schneier advocates for new Sarasota County-operated library in Longboat Key

Longboat Key is Sarasota County's only municipality without a public library. → Read More

Longboat Key, Manatee leaders discuss island transit solutions

SCAT has offered its on-demand service since June. MCAT requires riders to make their trip reservations by 5 p.m. the day before. → Read More

Longboat Key to hold public meetings on its new sea turtle protections

The town is planning to hold meetings to discuss changes beachfront property owners will need to make. → Read More

Longboat Key firefighters honored at third annual awards ceremony

Firefighter-paramedic Chase Bullock won the department’s employee of the year award. → Read More

Engineer on sea level rise: Longboat Key is ahead of other Florida communities

APTIM Environmental and Infrastructure is planning to complete Longboat Key's sea level rise study by June 2022. → Read More

Longboat Key Town Commission deny proposal to build four homes in Longbeach Village neighborhood

Town Commission rejects proposal to replace six apartments with four standalone homes under the town's Conformance Overlay Redevelopment District provisions.. → Read More

New Longboat Key pole regulations receive initial approval

Town staff is working with Verizon and AT&T to improve cell service on the north end of the island. → Read More

Longboat Key businesses welcome St. Regis development

Construction officially started Monday morning on the St. Regis development. → Read More

Longboat Key town commissioners discuss how to use $3.65 million in ARPA funding

Federal COVID-19 relief money is heading Longboat's way. Commissioners begin figuring how to use it wisely. → Read More

Avelo to add nonstop service between SRQ and Connecticut

The airline plans to start its service on Jan. 13 between Sarasota and New Haven. → Read More

Plans begin to take shape for new North Shore beach entrance

North-end residents have advocated for improvements to the beach entrance at 100 N. Shore Road. → Read More

Bayfront Park's dog park reopens

The town of Longboat Key reopened Bayfront Park's dog park at the end of September. → Read More

Town of Longboat Key's Zoom use limited to Town Commission

The town of Longboat Key considered allowing its other boards to use Zoom for remote participation. → Read More

Ohmni Robot lets SMH patients virtually explore Ringling Museum

Hospital patients can take control of the 18-pound robot to explore the Ringling Museum's 66 acres. → Read More

Longboat Key beach renourishment project nears completion

The projects cost the town of Longboat Key $36,063,214 to move about 1 million cubic yards of sand. → Read More