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Volusia Bed Tax Revenue Makes A 20% Jump In May

Volusia Bed Tax Revenue Makes A 20% Jump In May

Daytona Beach, FL – A busier than expected Memorial Day weekend helped lead the way to a better than expected growth in tourism tax revenue for Volusia County. A report released by Daytona Beach-based Mid-Florida Marketing & Research shows that Volusia hauled in $1,355,137 in bed tax revenue for May 2014, 20% more than was […]

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Flagler Teacher Looking To Be Florida’s Teacher Of The Year

Flagler Teacher Looking To Be Florida’s Teacher Of The Year

Orlando, FL – A Flagler County teacher will learn Thursday night if she’ll make history by being named Florida’s Teacher Of The Year. Jill Espinosa – a kindergarten teacher at Belle Terre Elementary in Palm Coast – is 1 of 5 finalists for the award, which will be announced at a ceremony at the Hard […]

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Flagler School Board OK’s Policy Change For Same-Sex Couples

Flagler School Board OK’s Policy Change For Same-Sex Couples

Bunnell, FL – New rights have been handed down to some Flagler County school employees who are gay or lesbian. The Flagler County School Board recently OK’d a change which includes domestic partners in same-sex relationships as part of the bereavement leave policy. Click here for more from News 13.

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Island Along NSB’s North Causeway To Be Named?

Island Along NSB’s North Causeway To Be Named?

New Smyrna Beach, FL – An island that lies along the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach may soon have a name. The city of New Smyrna Beach and the state of Florida is working on a proposal which would give birth – administratively speaking – to Coronado Island. Click here for more from WESH.

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Palm Coast Man Gets Life In Prison For Sexually Abusing Kids

Palm Coast Man Gets Life In Prison For Sexually Abusing Kids

Bunnell, FL – A 32-year-old Palm Coast man is sentenced to life behind bars after pleading no contest to sexually abusing at least 4 children, most of which he allegedly did while he himself was a juvenile. Thomas Underwood of Bradmore Lane was sentenced on Wednesday by 7th Circuit Judge David Walsh to life in […]

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Plea Deal Coming For Former Deltona Fireman & Accused Serial Rapist

Plea Deal Coming For Former Deltona Fireman & Accused Serial Rapist

UPDATE (07-10-14): Terry Freeman was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in jail. For more on that story, click here. Earlier reporting below. Daytona Beach, FL – A plea deal and sentencing is expected Thursday morning for the former Deltona firefighter accused of being a serial rapist. 7th Circuit Court officials say 33-year-old Terry Freeman should […]

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Community

JAG Funds Available For Nonprofits & Cities

JAG Funds Available For Nonprofits & Cities

Volusia County, FL - Volusia County anticipates the award of an Edward Byrne MemorialJustice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide from the Florida Department ofLaw Enforcement in the amount of $163,427, of which the county willretain $16,342 for planning, evaluation and administration.The amount available for countywide distribution is $147,085.Applications are being accepted until noon July 25.Eligible programs include law […]

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Learn About Chiropractic Care For Parkinson’s Disease

Learn About Chiropractic Care For Parkinson’s Disease

Daytona Beach, FL - Learn how chiropractic care can reduce postural distortion caused byParkinson’s disease during a free workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July23, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E.Magnolia Ave.Drs. Mindy Weingarten and Terry Kahn, chiropractors at the Port OrangeFamily Chiropractic Center, will explain how abnormal posture, as seenin many patients […]

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Get Ready For Fall Gardening At The Lyonia Environmental Center

Get Ready For Fall Gardening At The Lyonia Environmental Center

Deltona, FL – Joe Sewards will offer fall gardening tips from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19, at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.Sewards, an urban and residential horticulturist with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will show participants which crops grow best in the fall and offer information about planting dates, preparing the […]

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Animal Control Advisory Board Plans Breeder-Permit Workshop

Animal Control Advisory Board Plans Breeder-Permit Workshop

Volusia County, FL - Volusia County’s Animal Control Advisory Board will hold abreeder-permit workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at theEmergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communications Center, 3825 TigerBay Road, Daytona Beach.Members will review the hobby breeder and mandatory spay/neuterordinances. The public is invited to attend and participate in themeeting.The Animal Control Advisory Board is […]

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Ormond Library Hosts Book Sale

Ormond Library Hosts Book Sale

Ormond Beach, FL – Stock up on good, cheap books during the “Midsummer madness booksale” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Ormond BeachRegional Library, 30 S. Beach St.The Friends of the Library will sell new and recycled books, videos,DVDs and magazines. All items are “buy two, get one free” of equalor […]

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Omond’s Summer Sounds Concert Series

Omond’s Summer Sounds Concert Series

Ormond Beach, FL - The City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department will be presenting its FREE “Summer Sounds” concert series during the month of July.  All performances begin at7:00 p.m. at Rockefeller Gardens which is located along the Halifax River in front of The Casements at 25 Riverside Drive.  Those scheduled to perform are: Friday, July […]

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Lifeguards: Edgewater Teen Bitten By Shark While Surfing

Lifeguards: Edgewater Teen Bitten By Shark While Surfing

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A 14-year-old is on the mend after he was bitten by a shark near the New Smyrna Beach jetty Wednesday afternoon. The teenager – who comes from Edgewater – was surfing on the 2800 block of North Atlantic Avenue at the time, according to Volusia County Beach Safety & Ocean […]

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2 People Charged Following Bank Robbery In DeLand

2 People Charged Following Bank Robbery In DeLand

DeLand, FL – A Winter Springs man and a DeLand man are in custody for robbing a DeLand bank. It happened just after 2pm Wednesday at the TD Bank on 140 South Spring Garden Avenue, according to the DeLand Police Department. DeLand PD Sergeant Chris Estes says it all started when one of those 3 […]

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Deltona Toddler In Critical Condition After Falling Into Pool

Deltona Toddler In Critical Condition After Falling Into Pool

Deltona, FL – A Deltona toddler is in critical condition after she was found unresponsive in an above-ground pool. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says paramedics were called out around 12:50pm Wednesday to the residence at 2530 Captain Drive. VCSO spokesman Brandon Haught tells WNDB the victim – a 17-month-old girl – was home with […]

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Car Smashing Into Power Pole Leaves Hundreds In The Dark

Car Smashing Into Power Pole Leaves Hundreds In The Dark

Daytona Beach, FL – Over 900 Florida Power & Light customers in Daytona Beach lost power after a car ran into a power pole, splitting it in half. Volusia County dispatchers tell WNDB that rescue units were called out around 1:30pm Wednesday to the scene on South Williamson Boulevard near Valor Boulevard, close to the […]

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DBIA Passenger Numbers Up For 4th Month In A Row

DBIA Passenger Numbers Up For 4th Month In A Row

Daytona Beach, FL – Passenger numbers climb for the 4th month in a row at Daytona Beach International Airport. Volusia County officials report a 5% increase for June 2014 compared to June 2013, with 56,007 passengers flying in or out of the county-owned airport last month. That’s 2,435 more than was the case a year […]

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FCSO: Couple Take Stolen Car From Montana To Bunnell

FCSO: Couple Take Stolen Car From Montana To Bunnell

Bunnell, FL – A Bunnell man and a pregnant woman are cuffed and booked for allegedly stealing a Honda they test-drove, taking it all the way across the United States to Flagler County. 31-year-old James David Bailey and 25-year-old Andrea Brooke Jette – both of Forest Park Street – were arrested around 12:20am Sunday after […]

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