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Volusia Gets High Rain Totals From Hurricane Erika Remnants

Volusia Gets High Rain Totals From Hurricane Erika Remnants

Daytona Beach, FL – The remnants of Hurricane Erika helped give Volusia County an above average amount of rain last month. The National Weather Service reports that 7.52 inches of rain fell at Daytona Beach International Airport in August 2015. That’s 1.12 inches over the historical August average of 6.40 inches. NWS Melbourne Meteorologist Bob […]

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US Senator To Give Speech At Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center

US Senator To Give Speech At Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center

Daytona Beach, FL – Florida’s longest serving United States Senator is coming to Daytona Beach. Democrat Bill Nelson will give a speech on Wednesday at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center as part of the Washington Speaker Series from the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jim Cameron – the Senior Vice-President for Government Relations at the DRCC […]

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FCSO CSI Supervisor Back On Duty While Under Investigation

FCSO CSI Supervisor Back On Duty While Under Investigation

Bunnell, FL – The head of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations unit is back at work after she was placed on paid leave as part of a criminal investigation last month. Laura Pazarena has been cleared in that investigation, but FCSO is still conducting an internal investigation into her alleged abuse of […]

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Review Finds FSA Test “Accurate Way To Measure Students”

Review Finds FSA Test “Accurate Way To Measure Students”

Tallahassee, FL-The Florida Standards Assessments are an accurate way to measure students according to an independent study out today. The computer-based tests were plagued with a series of technical difficulties in the spring. The problems mostly consisted of students not being able to log on. The study was required by lawmakers after the tests were […]

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Weather Cuts Flagler DUI Checkpoint Short

Weather Cuts Flagler DUI Checkpoint Short

Flagler County, FL-What was supposed to be an overnight DUI checkpoint in Flagler County Saturday into Sunday was shut down early due to the weather here from remnants of Tropical Storm Erika. Flagler Sheriff’s Office PIO James Troiano says the checkpoint was suspended at 11 PM Saturday night. Deputies broke down the checkpoint at 12:10 […]

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Over 300 Volunteers Needed For Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup

Over 300 Volunteers Needed For Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup

Daytona Beach, FL – At least 300 more volunteers are needed to help clean up the Intracoastal Waterway. That’s the word from Volusia County officials as planning is wrapping up for the International Coastal Cleanup later this month. Volusia County Environmental Management Volunteer Coordinator Becki O’Keefe says they’ve already received around 1,200 commitments from volunteers, […]

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FDOT Reminds Drivers That Drowsy Driving Is Dangerous Driving

FDOT Reminds Drivers That Drowsy Driving Is Dangerous Driving

Tallahassee, FL.— Driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Fatigue behind the wheel can lead to loss of concentration and even falling asleep at the wheel, sometimes with tragic results. Whether it’s due to lack of sleep or taking medication that makes you drowsy, the Department of Highway Safety and […]

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B-CU Is First In State To Receive USDLA Certification

B-CU Is First In State To Receive USDLA Certification

Daytona Beach, FL- Bethune-Cookman University’s Online College was recently certified as a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) program.  The B-CU Online College is the first university program in the State of Florida and the second HBCU in the nation to be certified. The USDLA committee spent three days on BCU’s campus last week as […]

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Borinqueneers To Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month At Daytona State College

Borinqueneers To Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month At Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL- Daytona State College will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a tribute to the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, “Borinqueneers,” an all-Latino military unit that last year wasawarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Frank Medina, a former U.S. Army captain, Iraq War veteran, West Point graduate and national chair of the Borinqueneers CGM […]

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Health Fair & Senior Expo Set For September 30th In NSB

Health Fair & Senior Expo Set For September 30th In NSB

New Smyrna Beach, FL-More than 30 vendors will reach out to the New Smyrna Beach community Wednesday, September 30, during the City’s annual Health Fair and Senior Summit. The free event will be from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Alonzo ‘Babe’ James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Fairgoers may receive information on health care, […]

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Registration Now Open For NSB Senior Games

Registration Now Open For NSB Senior Games

New Smyrna Beach, FL-Competitors age 50 and over interested in testing their athletic and non-athletic  prowess are encouraged to participate in the 26th annual Senior Games September 29 – October 8, which will be held at several venues including theAlonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Adults age 50 and older may participate in friendly competition that includes shuffleboard, basketball, track andfield, card games, bowling and more. The cost of registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt, opening ceremonycontinental breakfast and admission to the closing ceremony dinner. Registration applications and a schedule of events may be picked up from the New Smyrna Beach Recreationand Events Department at 1000 Live Oak Street or downloaded at http://cityofnsb.com/senior-games-2015 . For more information, please contact the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Events Department at 386.424.2175.

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Volusia County Libraries Introduce Book Bike

Volusia County Libraries Introduce Book Bike

Volusia County, FL- The Volusia County Public Library system will be using old-fashioned pedal power to bring the library to the people. The new Library Cruiser, a traveling book bike, will pedal to public places and special events, offering books to check out, opportunities to sign up for library cards, and information about e-book downloads. […]

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B-CU Student Chosen As White House All-Star

B-CU Student Chosen As White House All-Star

Daytona Beach, FL – Landon Wright, a senior accounting major, was recently named a White House Initiative on HBCUs (WHIHBCUs) All-Star.  Wright was chosen from a pool of 450 national applicants and is one of three Florida WHIHBCUs All-Stars.  As an HBCU All-Star, Wright is tasked with implementing outreach and communication with his fellow students about the value […]

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Local Artist Donates Work To FL Hospital Fish Memorial’s Deltona Health Park

Local Artist Donates Work To FL Hospital Fish Memorial’s Deltona Health Park

Deltona, FL, Port Orange resident and local artist Libby Ware donated a multi-colored, prismatic artwork called “Progeny” to the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Deltona Health Park. Valued at nearly $43,000, the 247 richly colored cube forms are on permanent display at the Deltona Health Park and “create a cohesive, sculptural group, with one color begetting another, […]

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1st Annual Pink Army Ride To Benefit Local Fight Against Breast Cancer

1st Annual Pink Army Ride To Benefit Local Fight Against Breast Cancer

Ormond Beach, FL-On September 27, the foundations for the five Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties will host the first annual Pink Army motorcycle ride to benefit breast cancer awareness, education and screenings. Presented by Bright House Networks, the event will start at 9 a.m. with a breakfast at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd, Orange […]

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ArtHaus 16th Annual Street Painting Festival At Port Orange Family Days

ArtHaus 16th Annual Street Painting Festival At Port Orange Family Days

Port Orange, FL-Since 1996 ArtHaus, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has presented creative programs that work with artists of all ages providing the experience of creative art making and a place in which they can exhibit their artwork.  ArtHaus offers programs that enhance the art educational opportunities for the youth in schools throughout Volusia County. ArtHaus […]

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Port Orange Mom Busted For DUI With Son In The Car

Port Orange Mom Busted For DUI With Son In The Car

Port Orange, FL – A Port Orange woman ends up in jail after officers say she was caught driving drunk with her 3-year-old son in the car. Ladonna M. James was arrested around 1:30am Saturday at Port Orange Police Department headquarters on South Clyde Morris Boulevard. The Port Orange Police Department says an officer pulled […]

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Tennessee Couple Arrested Following High-Speed Chase

Tennessee Couple Arrested Following High-Speed Chase

Ponce Inlet, FL – A Tennessee man and woman are now in handcuffs following a high-speed chase that crossed through 4 east Volusia cities before officers took them into custody. 44-year-old Kenneth W. Osborne and 46-year-old Myra M. Howington Osborne will be booked at Volusia County Jail sometime on Tuesday, according to the Ponce Inlet […]

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