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Celebrating her 90th birthday, Ernie Dyer also was honored for 63 years of supporting and volunteering at Daytona Playhouse.

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Rather than adding a vehicle access ramp at 16th Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County Commissioners are giving the green light to re-assess the beach access point for off-beach parking and an ADA-compliant walk-over ramp, which has the potential to resolve multiple issues with one project.

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Online gaming, or esports, is becoming increasingly popular – and it could become a big draw for Daytona Beach.

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Although not the rolled-back rate, DeLand residents will see a decrease in overall millage rates on their tax rolls next year if all goes well at the second and final public hearing set for Sept. 17.

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Smooth waters may not bring to mind crocodiles, but that's exactly how Smooth Waters Wildlife Park in DeLeon Springs got its start.

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Hurricane Irma may have left Volusia County one year ago but the after effects, including those of Hurricane Matthew, are still being felt.

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All Volusia County Schools have either a school guardian or a law enforcement officer, which is especially new for elementary school students this year, but there are a few differences between the two.

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Derbyshire Place will soon have a community garden as part of the nonprofit 's expanding services under the direction of Miguel Rodriguez, who took over as interim director five months ago.

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After three years, the Halifax Humane Society’s “Reimaging the Future” campaign has achieved its capital funding goal.

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Once targeted for either a new middle school or a Publix-anchored shopping center, an undeveloped 60-acre tract at the southeast corner of State Road 442 and Airpark Road will be developed into a 200-lot subdivision instead.

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It's a part of Daytona State College many may not know about, but the Southeast Museum of Photography is celebrating 40 years of showcasing the art of photography.

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Despite some rumors to the contrary, the West Volusia Hospital Authority is not increasing the millage rate this year, rather it intends to go to the rolled back rate of 2.17, following an increase last year.

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Ormond Beach MainStreet will continue to provide redevelopment and promotional services for the city's downtown.

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Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, who represents Volusia County in Congress, will face Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a surprise winner in the Democratic primary, for governor of Florida in the November general election.

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What started out as a non-profit rescue organization for cats is growing into a tale of of “furever” friends at the Central Florida Animal League of Orange City.

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After months of sometimes heated debate, many meetings and hours of staff time, the cities of Lake Helen and DeLand, along with the I-4 Automall property owners and developers have finally come together with a common plan.

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“It’s done,” said Forough Hosseini, one of the top supporters of Hope Place.

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It’s one thing to learn history from a textbook, but it’s quite another to learn by making crafts, like essential pine needle baskets, in the way DeLand’s pioneers did.

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