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Leaders say social media played role in campaigns
BREVARD - According to a report by Nielsen, social media websites account for a quarter of the time that Americans spend on the Internet. To be specific, Americans spend more time on Facebook than any other website, according to t...
Free meal for those in need
BREVARD - The holidays are looking a little brighter for those in need this year, thanks to a free Thanksgiving meal at Sidney Fischer Park in Cocoa Beach. For more than 20 years, members throughout the community and those from WEGO Ministries, a n...
Making its final journey
Large crowds watch as Space Shuttle Atlantis turns the corner from Space Commerce Way onto State Road 405 to begin 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....
Heading home for a new mission
The sign at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex points the way for Space Shuttle Atlantis as it travels to a new home Friday, Nov. 2. The new 90,000-square-foot Atlantis exhibit will open in summer 2013....
Youngsters weigh in on Turkey Day topics
BREVARD - Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us, and adults are busy making plans, whether it be scrambling to book holiday travel or putting together shopping lists. But leave it to the little ones to never forget what Thanksgiving i...
Men's cross country competes in first national championship
BREVARD - For the first time in the history of the program, the Florida Tech men's cross country team will be competing in the NCAA Division II National Championship. "This has been a goal of ours. We fell short last year," said Pete Mazzone, Florida Tech's head cross ...
Ripping through the waves
Chris Duff of Cocoa Beach cuts through the waves, while finishing second in his semi-final heat to advance to the finals of the seveth 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 because of H...
Event gives cats a chance to find good homes
BREVARD - At the SPCA of North Brevard, nine is the lucky number. Until Nov. 18, the nonprofit animal rescue group will run its "9 Lives for $9" promotion, which aims to put cats in good homes by cutting the adoption fee to $9. "For nine days in November, we are making it so easy for people to ...
Thrift shop to raise funds for animal sanctuary
BREVARD - For one organization, providing a safe and loving home for animals in need is the ultimate goal. To fulfill this dream, members of the Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc., hope to build a no-kill, state-of-the-art animal sanctuary in Central Brevard. "We hope to raise enough money to create a...
Finding the back of the net
Merritt Island High School soccer player Morgan Schrack takes a shot on goal in between Palm Bay High School players Jashal Patel and Sam Bardy during the team's junior varsity game against the Pirates at Mustang Field Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Mustangs outplayed the Pirates and won the game 8-0....
Startup airline could bring services to Brevard
BREVARD - A Portland-based startup airline may soon open its operations in Melbourne. At a recent meeting, the Melbourne Airport Authority approved an item on its agenda that would give incentives to Elite Airways for bringing its operations to the Melbourne International Airport. "What the Melbour...
Riding out the wave
Kyle Garson of Melbourne rides along the lip of a wave in his semi-final heat, but fails to advance to the finals of the seventh 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 because of Hurrican...
New extension service director invites Brevard to bring on the questions
BREVARD - Linda Seals has a vision for the University of Florida Brevard County Extension Service. Now, with her promotion to county extension director, she plans to carry it out. "My vision is for the University of Florida Brevard County Extension to be recognized as the go-to organization for ex...
Raising awareness for research
Brevard County Fire Rescue workers Michael Thibodeau of Rockledge and David Bonta of Orlando raise the American flag above the starting line to mark the beginning of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Space Coast Stadium in Viera last month. About 10,000 other survivors and supporters also walked in t...
New library director shelves out vision
BREVARD - Before embarking on a career in the library field, Jeff Thompson would spend many happy hours in libraries, often getting lost in books for hours. "I have been a reader my entire life," Mr. Thompson said. "I understand and share the love that many people have for the institution." ...
Ready for their close up
Players, cheerleaders and coaches from the Rockledge Raiders Youth Football & Cheerleading League pose for a group photo at McLarty Stadium in Rockledge....
Pet of the week
A 3-year-old lynx point kitty, Abigail is the adventurous four-legged feline of Janet Watson of Titusville. Some of Abigail's favorite things to do are hide under the covers, snuggle up to any pair of shoes and chase critters on the back porch....

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