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Performance commemorates local woman's presidential ancestry
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- A local descendant of John and Abigail Adams will bring her ancestors back to life on stage. Joan Adams Fenton will resurrect Abigail Adams in a performance recreating the lives of the nation's second "First Family" and their son John Quincy Adams, who followed his father's footsteps ...
Not enough economic improvement, council still paying extra for human services
The economic outlook is getting brighter for a lot of folks, but not all. As the Great Recession has given way to a creeping recovery, the county's human services has stayed hopping. "We hoped that the economy would get getter, so that demand would go away," County Manager Jim Dinneen told the Volusia Co...
Looking for help
South Daytona Historical Society is looking for more information regarding this photo or the identity of anyone pictured. This is a photo of high school students at Sea Zoo. If you have any information, please call (386) 304-0161 or e-mail ptrimarchi@cfl.rr.com....
DeLand camera bug retiring
It's the end of an era: A longtime fixture in downtown DeLand, Terry Fogleman has shuttered Fogleman Studio after more than 45 years. "I wanted to retire while I was still young enough to enjoy life and my grandchildren," Terry Fogleman, 62, said in a recent interview. It was a long run for the studio that was anc...
Track time
Brandon Ma, 7, of Deltona, competes for clipping points around the track and hopes for a clean run on Sunday, Feb. 17. Brandon is a member of Skavenger Drift Crew, which meets on Sundays with its track set up under the pavilion at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex in Deltona....
North Causeway project continues to draw big opposition
The City Commission, playing to a packed house in its Feb. 12 meeting, denied changes for the "Causeway Landings" project. More than a hundred concerned citizens filled Brannon Center to protest the low-income housing project. Several members of the New Smyrna Beach Citizens for Smart Growth LLC spoke aga...
Vintage on the beach
Doc Batsleer of New Smyrna Beach rides his 1934 Indian Bonneville Scout during the Racing Legends Beach Parade in Ponce Inlet, Saturday, Feb. 16. The vintage racers hit the old beach course racetrack in the parade, which was sponsored by the Town of Ponce Inlet, County of Volusia and Racing's North Turn restaurant....
Eagle Scout brothers create a family tradition
Chris and Sherri Flynn of Ormond Beach have a lot to be proud of. In September, their son Christopher became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout can aspire to. Now they can be doubly proud, for their younger son, Kyle, has just earned the same distinction. The process for becoming an Eagle Scout is d...
Roll on
Claire Cassidy, 8, left, and Carson Duncan, 9, of St. James Episcopal Church in Ormond Beach paint picket fencing during the Nova Community Park Magic Forest Playground Renovation project, Friday, Feb. 15....
Artist just keeps on painting
Four score and two years ago Mother Nature brought forth on this continent a rainstorm. Conceived in boredom, and finding a watercolor set, a five-year-old boy painted a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on a shirt cardboard, dedicating the proposition that all artists are not created equal. Don Renner was that boy ...
Looking back
Lifetime resident of Freemanville, Alberta McCloud, shares stories of the past during the 10th annual Freemanville Day Ceremony at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Port Orange, Tuesday, Feb. 12....
School board wants to outsource maintenance
About 480 school custodians and groundskeepers could be looking for new jobs after June 30. However, they might get their old jobs back -- only they wouldn't be working for Volusia County Schools. The school board approved a plan Tuesday, Feb. 12, to ask companies to bid on providing school custodial and...
Start those engines
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards practices in his car before the start of the Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 16....
Outstanding school volunteers honored
The 2013 Outstanding School Volunteers were honored Friday, Feb. 15, at Volusia County Schools' annual VIPS Recognition Day at New Smyrna Beach High School. Diane Smith, school board chairman, said more than 18,000 volunteers provided 814,545 service hours during the 2011-2012 school year. Kemon Long, a junior at Atlantic High...
Orange City breakfast club greets each day together
Daylight's first pastel streaks brushed the sky over the golden arches in Orange City on a recent Monday. Chilly overnight temperatures left a thin coating of ice on windshields. Bright lights and the smell of coffee brewing inside the McDonald's on Enterprise Road invited early risers to set a spell. Over in a corner, THE corner,...
Kicking it at the track
Daytona International Speedway hosted professional soccer players and personnel from Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union on Monday. MLS and Philadelphia Union forward Aaron Wheeler attempts to score a goal from high atop the Sprint Tower at Daytona International Speedway on Monday. The players are...
Shores leaders terminate CRA
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- While some Volusia County municipalities want to establish new community redevelopment areas, the City Council here bucked the trend by voting to terminate the city's CRA. City leaders say the reason for killing its CRA is simple -- it hasn't made any money. Steve Whitmer, the city's ...
Edgewater Police Chief reinstated
EDGEWATER -- Police Chief Dave Arcieri is back at work after spending more than a month on paid administrative leave. Chief Arcieri was relieved of his duties in early January after a police officer said he had withheld information in a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation. The probe came about when officers claim...
Home grown
Rachael Alexander and service dog in training, "Bailey", browse tables at the Stetson Farmers Market on Sunday, Feb. 17. She purchases Black Locust honey from Lindy with Tomoka River Basin Honey. Stetson will have two more Farmers Markets this semester, March 17 and April 21....
They love their hearts
David Ard, no. 270, of Deltona, Ron Paradise, no. 39, of Edgewater, and Dan Stojic, no. 271, of Deltona, get a good start in the first Love Your Heart 5K run, sponsored by Halifax Health, on Saturday, Feb. 16....
NASCAR's characters include a monkey and a crawfish
There is little doubt that through the years NASCAR has spawned many true characters. Race fans love to hear the stories of Smokey Yunick, the mechanical genius who was possessed of a unique spirit and a wry wit. Tim Richmond brought a flair for the dramatic to the track and the great Junior Johnson is still the epitome ...
Sheriff's office unveils plan to publicize unsolved murders
In May 1974, a young man was found murdered inside a home on Benson Junction Road in DeBary. James Aslinger was found dead about a week shy of his 31st birthday, his body exhibiting signs of violent trauma that resulted in the case being declared a homicide. The identity of his killer has never been determined and the trail of...
No electricity needed
Josiah Todd, senior at Stetson University, in Deland, working on a double major in English and Religious Studies, operates a "Fender Blender" at the Stetson Farmers Market on Sunday, Feb. 17. He is a member of the Stetson University Cycles club that collects and repairs bicycles for students and donates bikes to stude...
Participants are all heart
Dale and Christi Franz of New Smyrna Beach swing their son, Andrew, during the first Mended Little Hearts 5k/Walk at Port Orange City Center, Saturday, Feb. 9. Mended Little Hearts helps families and caregivers of children with heart defects....

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