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Port Orange Policeman Involved In Fatal Accident Back On Duty

Port Orange Policeman Involved In Fatal Accident Back On Duty

Port Orange, FL – The Port Orange police officer pulled off-duty following his involvement in a fatal accident with a scooter driver last month is back on duty. Silvio Portillo’s re-activation comes as the Florida Highway Patrol investigates the crash that knocked Andrew McIlvain off his scooter on Dunlawton Avenue, causing injuries he eventually died […]

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Votran Bus Fare Will Increase by 25 Cents In February

Votran Bus Fare Will Increase by 25 Cents In February

Daytona Beach, FL – Starting February 2nd, Votran plans to increase the bus fare by 25 cents. This is the second phase of a two-tier plan in order to off-set the higher operating costs of the buses, according to Votran General Manager, Steve Sherrer. “This increase is necessary to continue our commitment to maintain a […]

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Fire in Holly Hill Forces 3 People Out of Their Home

Fire in Holly Hill Forces 3 People Out of Their Home

Holly Hill, FL – A child and two adults are forced out of their burning home in Holly Hill. Two people in the home suffered minor injuries, but all three were out of the house by the time the fire department arrived at the Selma Avenue home early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire […]

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Palm Coast Woman Sues FAA 2 Years After Plane Crashes Into Home

Palm Coast Woman Sues FAA 2 Years After Plane Crashes Into Home

Palm Coast, FL – A Flagler woman is suing the Federal Aviation Administration after a plane demolished her home almost two years ago. In January 2013, a private airplane crashed into the home of Susan Crockett killing all three people on board and causing shoulder injuries to Crockett. According to Crockett’s attorney, the pilot did […]

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School Superintendent Will Announce Retirement At School Board Meeting

School Superintendent Will Announce Retirement At School Board Meeting

DeLand, FL – County School Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith will announce her retirement during Tuesday’s school board meeting. Smith sent an email to staff last week. The body of the email is below. The 74-year-old had earlier said she planned to retire when her contract expired in 2017. The announcement comes after a board meeting […]

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Holly Hill Man Charged In Fatal Daytona Beach Hit And Run

Holly Hill Man Charged In Fatal Daytona Beach Hit And Run

Daytona Beach, FL – Police in Daytona Beach have charged 40-year-old Laras Smith of Holly Hill with being the driver of the Mercedes that hit another vehicle on MLK Boulevard killing the driver, 31-year-old Denzil Sykes. Police say Smith was found nearby with white powder on his clothing consistent with air bag deployment. Police say […]

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Volusia Holds 42nd All-County Band & Orchestra Music Festival

Volusia Holds 42nd All-County Band & Orchestra Music Festival

DeLand, FL – —Volusia County Schools will hold its 42nd Annual All-County Band and Orchestra Music Festival on Saturday, January 31, in the auditorium at DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., featuring middle and high school instrumental music students.  The orchestra concert will be held at 1 p.m. and the band concert will be held […]

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Registration Open For REEL In The FUN Kids Fishing Tournament

Registration Open For REEL In The FUN Kids Fishing Tournament

Ormond Beach, FL – On Saturday, February 28th, the City of Ormond Beach will be hosting a FREE kids catch and release fishing tournament, REEL in the FUN, at Central Park I, 601 Fleming Avenue. Prior registration is required to participate in the tournament which is limited to Ormond Beach residents.  The tournament is open to the […]

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February Happenings In The NSB Waterfront LOOP

February Happenings In The NSB Waterfront LOOP

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Here is a list of events happening in the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP in February. 1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk February 7 Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, February 7, during the monthly 1stSaturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturdayeach […]

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Volusia County Sheriff’s Office To Host Coffee With A Cop In DeLeon Springs

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office To Host Coffee With A Cop In DeLeon Springs

Volusia County, FL – The fourth in a series, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will be taking its Coffee With A Cop program to DeLeon Springs next week. Part of a national initiative, Coffee With A Cop brings residents and law enforcement together in a relaxed, informal setting to discuss public safety issues over a hot […]

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Jewish Federation Hosts Talk By Former Middle East Reporter January 30th

Jewish Federation Hosts Talk By Former Middle East Reporter January 30th

Volusia County, FL-The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties is hosting a talk by a former Middle East news correspondent Friday, January 30th. Linda Scherzer, former reporter with CNN and Israel Television will speak at Temple Beth-El at 730pm. That’s located at 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. The 32nd Community -Wide Shabbat Service […]

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Pink Army 5K Raises $13,152 For Mammograms, Diagnostic Tests For Local Women

Pink Army 5K Raises $13,152 For Mammograms, Diagnostic Tests For Local Women

Palm Coast, FL – Last fall’s Pink Army 5K was a huge success – raising $13,152 for Florida Hospital Flagler’s breast cancer fund, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to qualified local people. Representatives of the hospital and the City of Palm Coast celebrated today with the presentation of an oversized check at the […]

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Georgia Man Dies In I-95 Pickup Truck Crash

Georgia Man Dies In I-95 Pickup Truck Crash

Volusia County, FL-Troopers are investigating a single vehicle accident today that killed a 68-year-old Georgia man and left another man with minor injuries. Troopers say the 2005 Chevy pickup truck was in I-95 SB around 10:40am when the truck drifted from the right lane towards the center lane. The driver overcorrected, heading toward the shoulder […]

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December Jobless Rate Here Down Compared To A Year Ago

December Jobless Rate Here Down Compared To A Year Ago

Daytona Beach, FL-New figures out show the December 2014 jobless rate here was down compared to the same month a year ago. The unemployment rate for the two county area covered by CareerSource Flagler Volusia was 5.6 percent. The same month a year ago the rate was 0.7 percent point higher-6.3 percent. The area rate […]

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Seward Square Group Chosen As Volusia’s Federal Lobbyist

Seward Square Group Chosen As Volusia’s Federal Lobbyist

DeLand, FL – One of the lobbying firms in negotiations to become Volusia’s voice in the nation’s capital 2 months ago finally lands the county as a client. By a 6-1 vote during Thursday’s meeting in DeLand, the Volusia County Council hired Seward Square Group to a 1 year contract paying them $6,000 a month, […]

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Daytona Beach Planning Board OKs First Step Toward Outlet Mall

Daytona Beach Planning Board OKs First Step Toward Outlet Mall

Daytona Beach, FL-It will be called Tomoka Town Center and a developer appeared before the Daytona Beach Planning board Thursday laying out changes needed to go forward with plans. The board gave it’s ok. The North Carolina company, Tanger Outlets, wants to build on land at I-95 and LPGA Blvd. The complete report from CFNews13.com is here.  […]

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Rolex 24 Roars At DIS

Rolex 24 Roars At DIS

Daytona Beach, FL-Update: The Rolex 24 was won Sunday by Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray, co-driving the No. 02 Ford EcoBoost DP of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. The team captured the Rolex 24’s 53rd running at Daytona International Speedway by a mere 1.333 seconds over the race’s defending champions, No. […]

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DeLand High School’s Dowdell Named County Teacher Of The Year

DeLand High School’s Dowdell Named County Teacher Of The Year

DeLand, FL -Update:  DeLand High School government and American economic teacher Christopher Dowdell has been named the Volusia Schools’ Teacher of the Year 2016. A release from about the Friday night event in Daytona Beach where the winner was named says “Dowdell began his career with Volusia County Schools at Deltona High in 2000 where […]

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