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  1. Twins happy to share identity for past 80 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... the article reads. Except for their time in college and Bob's time in the Navy, both brothers have made Volusia County their lifelong home. Both graduated from Seabreeze High School. "Life is full of ups and downs, and nothing ever happened to ...

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  2. Volusia teacher talks turn to insuranceRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Amid public protests from teachers who are dissatisfied with pay and working conditions, the Volusia County School Board likely will approve the array of health insurance options available to workers of the county's largest employer for next year and the cost of those plans could go up for some. Board members say it's too late to make sweeping changes for the next insurance cycle, which starts Oct. 1, but they'll consider options that could help the district and employees save money for future years.

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  3. Permit activity slips in first quarter, but optimism not dimmedRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    While residential and commercial construction permit activity dipped in Volusia County in the first quarter of the year compared to the period in 2014, economic development officials remain optimistic about the overall improvement in area's construction activity over the past several years. "If there is anything that generates optimism it's that activity breeds activity," said Rob Ehrhardt, Volusia County's economic development director.

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  4. Panel to give updates on ISB corridor projectsRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Joie Chitwood III, president of Daytona International Speedway, will be among the speakers at an event Thursday providing updates on projects along the International Speedway Boulevard corridor in Daytona Beach. The event, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bill France Room at the Speedway, is being put on by the Volusia County Association for Responsible Development, also known as VCARD, and the Urban Land Institute of Central Florida.

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  5. 417 construction, metal detectors, and trade: LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... for more than six years. The 417 and State Road 429 are going to provide the best alternatives to get from Volusia County to south Orange County and beyond. Don't mess up the 417 with construction that is not needed now. I do not believe most of the ...

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  6. Ex-NSB cop faces porn chargesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... charged with 22 counts of possession of sexual performance by a child, records show. He was being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail on $110,000 bail Saturday night. Smith was arrested March 13 in a multiagency sting called "PredaTour 2015," ...

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  7. Woman killed in Daytona scooter wreck may have been distracted, police sayRead the original story

    Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A witness of Friday's fatal scooter crash indicated the victim might have been looking at her phone when the accident occurred, Daytona Beach police said. Shardavia Allen, 20, was westbound on Bellevue Avenue on her scooter when she drifted across the double yellow line and into the eastbound lane, where she collided with a Volusia County deputy's personal vehicle just before noon, Daytona Beach police said.

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  8. Daytona's Hilton resort on sale againRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... through an online auction but with no success. The hotel's assessed value is $43.7 million, according to the Volusia County Property Appraiser's website. "They have a number they are looking to get and if they don't get it, they won't sell it," ...

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  9. Woman's car taken at gunpointRead the original story

    Saturday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    An unknown number of suspects were caught after taking a woman's car at gunpoint early Saturday morning, according to Volusia County dispatch. The carjacking took place around 2:20 a.m. at the Popeyes restaurant at 101 N. Ridgewood Avenue in Daytona Beach, dispatch said.

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  10. Developer buys Port Orange propertyRead the original story

    Friday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Emerson International Inc. has bought 174.5 acres of cleared and wooded vacant property along the north and south sides of Town West Boulevard intended for residential development. The Altamonte Springs-based residential and commercial developer paid $2.11 million for the land, according to Volusia County property records.

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  11. Key support agency for Volusia homeless, veterans shuts down 2 facilities, could close allRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... in crisis. Windward has 164 treatment beds and another 210 beds in 31 residential facilities scattered across Volusia County for clients who have no place to go as they try to stabilize their lives. "It's a tragedy," said Troy Ray, executive ...

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  12. Woman dies in motor scooter crash with deputy's pickup truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | WESH-TV

    A 20-year-old woman is dead after she lost of control of her motor scooter and slammed into a pickup truck being driven by a deputy in Volusia County on Friday, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

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  13. Florida ranks 1st in aerospace manufacturing attractivenessRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    It's only a matter of time before more aerospace manufacturing companies begin setting up shop in or near Volusia County, said Richard Heist, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's vice president of academic affairs. "You just watch and see," he said from his office Friday morning.

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

    Friday Apr 24 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... 26 letters from people writing about the good DeLuca had done for young people, including one letter from Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson. "I can't minimize what happened. He was found guilty of a crime," Johnson said in a phone interview on ...

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

    Friday Apr 24 | 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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  16. Daytona Beach residents worry about future of beach driving with new Hard Rock HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | WFTV Orlando

    Channel 9 found out the city was close to losing the project if the county hadn't started considering certain rules. As Volusia County leaders prepare to make a historic decision on beach driving, work is moving along on the hotel.

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  17. Woman dies after crash involving Volusia deputy sheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Orlando Sentinel

    A woman on a scooter died after colliding with a Volusia County deputy sheriff's personal truck just before noon Friday, Daytona Beach police said. Shardavia Allen, 20, may have drifted into oncoming traffic on Bellevue Avenue, said Jimmie Flynt, a Daytona Beach Police Department spokesman.

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  18. Volusia ordinances would set down new rules for taking cars off beach in Daytona BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Volusia County staff has drafted legislation that, if passed, would create traffic-free zones for development for the first time in more than a decade and potentially eliminate beach driving from a major stretch of the "World's Most Famous Beach." County Council members May 7 will consider ordinances that would produce traffic-free beaches for two proposed luxury hotels.

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  19. Deltona man kills pit bull to stop attack on elderly neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Orlando Sentinel

    A Volusia County Sheriff's arrest report says Nigel Bailey was walking his two small dogs on April 17 when a pit bull appeared "out of nowhere" and attacked him and the dogs. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.

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  20. Florida Man Shoots Pit Bull to Stop Attack on NeighborsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | WCTV Tallahassee

    A Volusia County Sheriff's arrest report says Nigel Bailey was walking his two small dogs on April 17 when a pit bull appeared "out of nowhere" and attacked him and the dogs. Smith told The Daytona Beach News-Journal Wednesday that he heard Bailey's screams and watched the dog became more violent as Bailey tried to protect his dogs.

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