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Local high school kicks off boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams
BREVARD - Melbourne High School is taking on a new sport next season with the start of both a boys’ and girls’ lacrosse team. Practice for the teams begins in late January 2013, and the first game will be in February. Nicole Golden, a biology teacher at Melbourne Hi...
Brevard to celebrate its veterans
BREVARD - In honor of those who have put their lives on the line for the nation's freedom, various Veterans Day events and freebies will be held throughout Brevard County this weekend. . Honor America's Veterans Day Parade: Honor America is sp...
Local business honors nation’s veterans
BREVARD - Giant Recreation World believes it is important that veterans be honored and remembered. To do so, the company is offering veterans and their families complimentary breakfast and lunch on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. "I hope it is going...
A wave of talent
Pro surfer C.J. Hobgood of Satellite Beach cuts through the face of a wave during the finals of the 7th Annual World Skin Cancer Foundation Slater Brothers Invitational Sunday, Oct. 28 at Coconuts on the Beach in Cocoa Beach. Hobgood, currently ranked 14th in the 2012 surfing world tour, won the shortboard event....
Hail Atlantis!
Former astronauts walk in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis as it makes its way down State Road 405 on the last leg of its journey to a new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Friday, Nov. 2. The new 90,000-square-foot Atlantis exhibit will open in summer 2013....
Brevard crime rate drops
BREVARD - Crime is down in Brevard by 6.2 percent, according to a statewide report released by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The report, which detailed crime rates by county throughout Florida from ...
Elves for Elders campaign provides necessities to seniors
BREVARD - With the season of giving quickly approaching, the Brevard County District 5 Commission Office has joined hands with senior organization Aging Solutions Inc. for its annual "Elves for Elders" campaign. "The Elves for Elders" campaign is designed to benefit individuals served by Aging Solutions, wh...
Technology company to expand in Melbourne
BREVARD - Nuance Communications can add its name to the list of many new businesses relocating or expanding in Brevard County within the next year. The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on Friday, Nov. 2 that the Burlington, Mass., technology company, which specializes in vo...
Master of the half-pipe
Max Pacensa, 16, of Cocoa Beach gets some practice time on the skateboard ramp before the start of the surf and skate competition at the 7th Annual World Skin Cancer Foundation Slater Brothers Invitational Sunday, Oct. 28 at Coconuts on the Beach in Cocoa Beach. The three-day event was squeezed into one day becaus...
Operation 'Felon Sweep' nets hundreds in Brevard
BREVARD - Within a 22-day period, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, along with the Florida Sheriff's Task Force, arrested 501 individuals on felony charges in the county. Operation "Felon Sweep" was an initiative by the Florida Sheriff's Task Force, which aimed...
Every vote counts
Voters waited in long lines at polling precinct No. 421 at the Suntree United Methodist Church on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6....
Brevard commissioner honored for economic development efforts
BREVARD - As a result of his efforts to spruce up the north end of the county, Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher was honored with the 2012 Gary R. Cunningham Distinguished Service Award. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at its annual meeting at the King Center, the Economic Development Commission of Flori...
Event teaches Brevard the three R's
BREVARD - What is green, lots of fun and benefits needy children in Brevard? Recycle Brevard's second annual "Recycling Fun: Toy Swap/Drop Off," which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Viera Regional Park. Organized in honor of America Recyc...
Pet of the week
An adorably sweet Yorkshire terrier, 'Dunkin' is the loving pet of Christine Balba of Merritt Island. Dunkin, who celebrated his first birthday last month, loves to snuggle under blankets, play with empty water bottles and greet everyone he meets with lots of kisses....

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