First-day smiles shine through the rain

Published 11:25 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The rain didn’t wash away the smiling faces of students returning to school in Charlotte County on Monday morning. Both students and their families crowded inside the school and under covered shelters at Eureka Elementary School, seeking dry ground. Pictured, Monica Ivins and her son, Benjamin Hamilton, smile on the first day of the new school year. See more photos at