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  1. Carriage Homes resumes building in DeLandRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    After sitting idle for about 6 years, construction of townhomes in Carriage Homes resumed last year with successful sales that have continued into this year. The master developer of the townhome project along Orange Camp Road just east of U.S. 17-92 sold three units during the Volusia Building Industry Association's 2015 Parade of Homes event March 21-29.

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  2. Former gas station owner gets prison Former, current Volusia sheriffs ...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A former DeLand businessman who once owned numerous gas stations was sentenced on Friday to 6 A1 2 years in federal prison after his conviction two years ago on wire fraud charges. Stephen DeLuca, 57, of Paisley, was convicted in March 2013 of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and 32 counts of wire fraud.

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  3. Deputies: Volusia caregivers stole $92,000 from man with dementiaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A Volusia County husband and his wife are accused of stealing over $92,000 from an elderly man suffering with dementia. Investigators said that between December 2014 and April 2015 the couple bilked a 77-year-old out of $92,500, including selling his mobile home and his pickup.

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  4. Wounded Warrior WeekendFri, 24 Apr 2015 16:42:00 EDTRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Carlos Negran, at right, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, is honored during opening ceremonies during Defending Warrior Weekend at Skydive DeLand, in DeLand, on Friday, April 24, 2015. President George W. Bush, played by an actor, made a special appearance during Defending Warrior Weekend at Skydive DeLand, in DeLand, on Friday, April 24, 2015.

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  5. Police: Spider-face tattoo gang member stabs DeLand neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A known Volusia County gang member with a long criminal history as prominent as the face tattoo he flaunts of a spider and fly trapped in a web is in trouble with the law again. Eric Ortiz, 25, was arrested by DeLand police Wednesday and charged with principal to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing bodily harm.

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  6. Starbucks opening 2nd West Volusia coffee shopRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A Starbucks coffee shop will be one of the new tenants in the former Blockbuster store at the busy intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Enterprise Road in Orange City. The former national video and game rental business at 980 Saxon Blvd. closed in 2012.

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  7. DeBary hires SunRail development managerRead the original story

    Wednesday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    It's not a completely blank canvas, but what little development there is near the SunRail station looks nothing like the vision riders, residents and elected officials have articulated for years. Roger Van Auker's challenge is to help change all that.

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  8. Chamber to honor West Volusia educatorsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce will honor local educators next month during its fifth annual Crystal Apple Awards program. A reception for nominees for the awards from West Volusia's 37 public, private and charter schools will be held May 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the DeLand Museum of Arts at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Four educators will receive awards during a luncheon on May 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Stetson University's Carlton Student Union Building.

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  9. Things to do ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Hear Scottish and Celtic music, continue your Earth Day groove, hear a raconteur's racing tales . . . ATTEND A CELTIC CELEBRATION: Scotland natives will provide music and whisky wisdom during Celtic Celebration.

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  10. Volusia County man sent to prison for meth fire, child neglectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A DeLand man was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for his role in a fire that flickered at a Volusia County home last year while a 9-year-old girl was alone inside. Jonathan Coburn pleaded no contest to charges of second-degree arson, child neglect, possession of cannabis and possession of a schedule II substance in front of Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson.

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  11. 'Think Outside the Shoe'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Members of the Volusia/Flagler Boys & Girls Clubs were full of questions for Jessica Cox, an armless pilot who holds the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history. The Boys & Girls Clubs came April 18 to Inspiration Village at the 7th annual Balloon & Sky Fest to hear Cox's message to "think outside the shoe."

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  12. Mother wants to give better life for her daughter recovering from kidney illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Sometimes there is no money left for bills after business expenses are paid. But Juana Martinez, a longtime waitress, is not discouraged from realizing her dream of owning her business.

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  13. Celtic Celebration benefits hospiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Scotland natives will provide music and some whisky advice during a benefit program. Celtic Celebration will feature singer Joann Gilmartin, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and whisky expert and native Scotsman Simon Brooking.

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  14. DeLand hotel closes its doors Former Clarion/DeLand Inn to become assisted livingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The largest hotel in West Volusia has closed its doors to guests. The 148-room DeLand Inn - formerly the Clarion Hotel - at 350 E. International Speedway Blvd. in DeLand ceased hotel operations on April 1. The owners, ValStone Partners of Birmingham, Michigan, plan to convert the six-story building into an assisted living facility with a memory care component that will be called "Grand Villa of DeLand."

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  15. State looks to replace DeLand area drawbridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The black and white conclusions of a state report could not be any clearer: The Whitehair Bridge is old, too costly to maintain and needs to be replaced. Locals will attest.

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  16. Things to Do FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Hear Beatles music, attend two art exhibit openings, hear comedy and music . . . HEAR BEATLES MUSIC: The website of the band American English says the four lads are "simply the best Beatle tribute story of our time."

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  17. Record Store Day offers rare vinyl -- and a Metallica cassetteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    One of the oddest - and perhaps choicest - recordings to be released on Record Store Day on Saturday April 18 isn't even on vinyl. Metallica has chosen the occasion to release seven tracks the band recorded as a demo tape in 1982.

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  18. Volusia tackles New Smyrna CRAs, off-beach parkingRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The Volusia County Council is set up for a busy Thursday. One topic that is sure to draw a lot of attention is a resolution that could have threatened New Smyrna Beach's Community Redevelopment Areas, but it remains to be seen how the county will proceed.

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  19. Officials: Plans for DeLand SunRail station progressingRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A review of cross-Volusia transit has boiled down to six routes using either commuter rail or bus, but officials spent a good portion of a public hearing Wednesday quelling concerns about an as-yet unbuilt SunRail station. The Florida Department of Transportation and its consultants were careful to note that the study assumes the DeLand station will be built by the time these bus and train proposals become feasible.

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  20. Troopers investigating fatal wreck near DeLandRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Troopers are investigating a fatal wreck that occurred Tuesday night on Interstate 4 in the DeLand area. The wreck occurred about 7 p.m. in the eastbound lanes just north of State Road 472, also known as Howland Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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