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A new owner for a 6,281-acre tract of land west of Interstate 95, and the proposed site of the Restoration master-planned community, might be the quickest way to kickstart the property’s long-delayed development, officials say.

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Although Daytona Beach City Commissioners postponed discussion on Zoom Air Daytona Beach July 9 to the next scheduled meeting, the company states residents and visitors will be ziplining through the trees by the end of July.

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It may not happen as quickly as many people would like, but local leaders are excited about recommendations and plans to revitalize Volusia County’s beachside area.

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“We all share in our community’s vibrancy and future” said David Jones, Community Development Manager for the Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler, a division of the local United Way.

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For the second consecutive year, Shriners from around the world will converge on Daytona Beach from July 14 to 19 as they attend the Shriners International 2018 Imperial Session at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave.

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Elvira Rahming laughs when someone points out she had to invite nearly a hundred guests into her newly-built Edgewater home before she even had a stick of furniture in it.

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After months of impasse, court filings, meetings, negotiations and, at times, heated discussion, the cities of DeLand and Lake Helen could be close to a compromise.

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An old-west fiction writer has moved to New Smyrna Beach and he’s packing a recently published western novel that mirrors aspects of his own life as a former military criminal investigator and bounty hunter.

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With Just a few months left in a grant-funded program targeting aggressive drivers, Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies have issued more than 1,100 citations and have made more than 40 arrests.

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DeLand Police Department officials advise residents not only to lock their vehicles, but to remove any and all valuables from them to prevent theft.

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He has played his Celtic fiddle throughout the world, but at least for part of the year Colin MacLeod now calls Port Orange home.

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So far, at least 14 Volusia County Schools will have uniformed police officers rather than armed School Guardians in their schools this fall, helping fulfill mandates set by Senate Bill 7026.

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“It’s a whole new game and everyone is invited” said Dean O’Brien, CEO of DME Stadium LLC, Tuesday, June 26, at DME Sports Academy in Daytona Beach.

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If you lived in Volusia or Flagler County during the summer of 1998, the wildfires that seemed to endlessly ravage the area is something you haven’t forgotten.

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Although the deal on a property swap agreement between DeLand and Volusia County has not yet been made official, DeLand City Commissioners are leaning toward demolition and new parking with the hope of future development.

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Just one week after James Dinneen announced he would be leaving his post as Volusia County Manager in January, the Volusia County Council voted 6-1 to approve his request to waive the six-month transitional period in his contract and leave immediately.

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To be perfectly clear, thrift stores, no matter where they are, rely on donations from goodhearted people to be able to resell the items to benefit any number of causes.

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New Smyrna Beach Mayor Jim Hathaway cut his first ceremonial ribbon as mayor when the city officially opened in November 2014 its 2.2-mile multi-use trail that extends from just north of State Road 44 to Sugar Mill Drive.

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Deluged with applications for pricey new home construction in high-end subdivisions, New Smyrna Beach is now focusing on building affordable housing for senior, handicapped and single residents.

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After a career spanning four decades, Bob Matusick is looking forward to time on the open road, while the big shoes he leaves behind at Stetson University in DeLand are filled by incoming Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator Francisco “Chief Cisco” Ortiz.

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Children enjoy the cool down, playing about the Splash Pad at Community Park, 137 S. Charles Beall Blvd., in DeBary.

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