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3 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Faithful gather on the beach for Easter service Blistery winds,...

The Rev. Phil Egitto, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Daytona Beach, delivers his message to a large crowd gathered for the church's Easter sunrise service held on Daytona Beach behind the Bandshell on Sunday, April 20, 2014.News-Journal/JIM TILLER Blistery winds, cloudy skies and a light drizzle didn't keep hundreds of faithful ... (more)

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Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL, Flagler County, FL, Ormond Beach, FL, Palm Coast, FL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

NSB, Edgewater set to ask voters about tax breaks New Smyrna Beach a "...

The city could join Edgewater in asking voters in November whether tax breaks should be offered for new or expanding businesses.

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Charter school dispute nears end DELAND a " The last chapter in the...

The last chapter in the long and contentious history of the failed Boston Avenue Charter School is expected to be written Tuesday, when the Volusia County School Board will vote on a settlement agreement that would dismiss two lawsuits and the sale of the building that housed the charter school.

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Related Topix: Deland, FL, Education Etc.

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Trans-Atlantic kayaker arrives in New Smyrna Beach New Smyrna Beach...

To the cheers of hundreds of supporters on the water in kayaks and on land holding signs, Polish adventurer Aleksander "Olek" Doba paddled into New Smyrna Beach Marina on Saturday after a more than 6,000-mile journey across the vast Atlantic Ocean alone in a kayak.

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Related Topix: New Smyrna Beach, FL, World News, Portugal, Port Orange, FL, Edgewater, FL

WFTV Orlando

1 killed in Ormond Beach Shooting

One man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a shooting in Ormond Beach in the early hours of Easter Sunday.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Sales tax idea cuts property taxes An increase in one tax; a cut in...

An increase in one tax; a cut in another. That's the argument you'll hear this year from proponents of a new 1-cent sales tax that would pour a low estimate of $64 million a year into transportation projects and services in Volusia County, and be paired with a cut in property taxes.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Sheriffs spokesman chronicles battles over evolution Brandon Haught...

Brandon Haught watched in 2008 as skeptics protested changes to Florida's science standards that called for more explicit instruction about evolution.

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

6 busted in drug sting Daytona Beach a " Six men were arrested after...

Six men were arrested after they sold drugs to undercover cops, according to a police report.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Daytona Beach, FL, Ormond Beach, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

State employment rate rises slightly, local rates down Local...

Local unemployment rates fared better than state rates in March, but Flagler has regained the title for highest rate in the state.

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Capital Soup

Foundation holds meet and greet for donors and scholarship recipients

Dozens of Daytona State College Foundation scholarship recipients came face to face with their benefactors during a donor appreciation luncheon held April 14 at the college's teaching eatery and kitchen, CafA© 101.

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DeLand-Deltona Beacon News

Laralee Spear killing unsolved for 20 years

IMAGE COURTESY VOLUSIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Cold Case file - The killing of Laralee Spear 20 years ago in DeLand still haunts her family, members of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, and others who knew her.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Deland, FL

Hometown News

Park patrons can keep on woofing it up

They may not realize what's happening, but there are more than a few dogs in the area that have a good reason to celebrate this month.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Kaney: State, FBI ask about Waverly case The attorney investigating...

The attorney investigating Waverly Media and its political advertising in Volusia County said Thursday he's seen "a pick-up in interest" in the case from prosecutors at the local State Attorney's Office and an agent from the FBI.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

WESH-TV

Bond reduced for former jail supervisor arrested on child porn charges

A judge in the same county as the former corrections officer accused of possessing child pornography reduced the bond for the man from $3 million to $125,000 on Thursday.

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Bail reduced for Volusia corrections officer held on child porn...

A judge reduced the bail for a Volusia County corrections officer arrested after an armed standoff at his home near Orange City last month on child porn charges.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Birthplace of Nascar reborn Daytona Beach a " The Streamline Hotel, the ...

The Streamline Hotel, the 1940s-era beachside inn known as the birthplace of NASCAR, has sold, and the new owner plans to renovate the property.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Surfer bitten by shark off central Florida beach

Authorities say a surfer was bitten by a shark off a central Florida beach. Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officials say the 25-year-old Orlando man was surfing Tuesday morning off New Smyrna Beach.

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Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Showers move in over Volusia and Flagler counties Expect showers,...

Expect showers, high winds and a possible thunderstorm as a cool front moves across Volusia and Flagler counties, signaling a 10-degree drop from the 80-degree highs the area has been experiencing.

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Related Topix: Flagler County, FL, Weather

Examiner.com

Join in a poker run in New Smyrna Beach on May 10

For millions of Americans, the thrill of riding the open road with nothing between you and the outside world but a helmet and a smile is pure heaven.

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DeLand Beacon

West Volusia Calendar April 15-19, 2014

Beginning today, parents or guardians may register their children for this summer's Camp Create at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. The camp will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 16-Aug. 8 , for 6- to 12-year-olds.

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Related Topix: Deland, FL, Tax, Stetson University, Social Security, Personal Finance, Deltona, FL

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