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Alfie' Retaurant in Ormond Beach celebrates 9 years / Headline Surfer®Alfiie's Retaurant in Ormond Beach says thanks / Headline Surfer Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Greg and Dina Evan thank the community for frequenting their home-style restaurant, Alfie's, especially those who helped the beach-side eatery celebrate its recent anniversary.

ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. -- Betty and Bud Evans opened the original Alfie’s Restaurant in Jamestown, NY, way back in 1969.

In 1986, they decided to move to Ormond-by-the-Sea and opened up another location, which has now celebrated 29 years in business.

Their son, Greg Evans, and his wife, Dina, own and operate the popular eatery, that remains a throwback to gentler times with great home-cookin' and even better conversation.

The owners have found that giving back to local schools, churches, and charitable organizations has come back to them ten-fold and they are eternally grateful.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- If you go directly to HeadlineSurfer.com, you will see a lot of empty spots on the home page. That is because we are doing necessary repair to clean out old coding and to re-orient content it is showing up where it is supposed to here on the site as well as in the search engines and in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google-plus.

Your patience and loyalty is appreciated and we understand the need to keep communication open so that you know what is happening.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In the Spring of 2014, International Speedway Corp. czar Lesa France Kennedy, whose billionaire family controls NASCAR, was able to get the Daytona Beach City Commission and Volusia County Council politicians to each pony up $20 million for her One Daytona retail village that was supposed to break ground way back in January. Dirt has yet to be turned even as both government entities are passing budgets for the upcoming fiscal year with hefty tax increases.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In the Spring of 2014, International Speedway Corp. czar Lesa France Kennedy, whose billionaire family controls NASCAR, was able to get the Daytona Beach City Commission and Volusia County Council politicians to each pony up $20 million for her One Daytona retail village that was supposed to break ground way back in January. Dirt has yet to be turned even as both government entities are passing budgets for the upcoming fiscal year with hefty tax increases.

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The Insiders investigative reporting / Headline Surfer®
Myriah Chandler was fired from the SVAA / Headline Surfer ®herry Hendershot was fired fom the SVAA / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® videos /
Myriah Chandler, hon at far left, and Sherry Hendershot were terminated from their paid positions at the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority by Interim Director Renee Tallevast without being given reasons.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Longtime Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority employees Myriah Chandler and Sherry Hendershot continually relive in their minds the day they were fired from their jobs at the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center, each separately escorted from the premises by a sheriff's deputy in plain clothes, with holstered semi-automatic handgun attached to his belt.

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Locator map going gunman killed by VCO depuitie near Pierson, Fla / Headline Surfer®PIERSON, Fla. -- A passenger in a pickup truck pulled over during a traffic stop late Monday night in Barberville was killed after he shot at two Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies and the female driver also was struck by a bullet in the crossfire, an agency spokesman said, adding the deputies weren’t injured.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as decribed by Voluia County Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson to HeadlineSurfer.com: After spotting a burned out tail light, deputies pulled over the GMC truck at 11:29 p.m. as it traveled westbound on S.R. 40 just west of County Road 3.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA. -- With the recent appointment of auto dealership owner Jack Holcomb to the Utilities Commission, the city could now have the three votes it needs to control the budget and finances of the utility, which it has been desperately seeking control of for years.

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Then-County Councilwoman Pat Northey is interviewed at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach in 2012 by HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick. Northey's Facebook page again includes the internet newspaper as a Facebook friend now that she has new duties with the public as a member of the Charter Review Commission.

DELTONA, Fla. -- Pat Northey, the longstanding Volusia County Councilwoman bounced from the dais of the Frank T. Bruno County Council Chambers in a bitterly-divided 2014 election, has begun mending fences with the online journalist who has followed her political career for the last 20 years.

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Politician Daniel Andre rub it in ith the F! Grand Prix race remaining in Melbourne, Australia / Headline Surfer®

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Melbourne has secured the Formula One Australian Grand Prix until at least 2023, staving off a contentious bid from rival suitor Sydney, with a dose of politically-charged bragging rights thrown in for good measure.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- As I write this on the eve of the 9/11 tragedy having just watched the national evening news showing hoardes of migrant in Europe fleeing toward a hopefully better life in another country with many dying in the effort, I am wondering where our humanity has gone. It seems to be missing. Has anyone seen it lately?

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Daytona Beach Ne-Journal erroneouly report counrt buget vote / Headline Surfer®At left is a snapshot of the top portion of the Daytona Beach News-Journal story on the county budget with factually-incorrect reporting in the second paragraph.

DELAND, Fla. -- While County Chair Jason Davis wasn't as demonstrative as colleague Deb Denys was in her "No!" response votes to the county budget in her first year on the dais of the Frank T. Bruno County Council Chambers on Thursday evening for the newest spending plan, Davis was very clear in dissenting against the $807 million proposed budget.

But Davis' repeated "no" votes were apparently lost on the Daytona Beach News-Journal, which reported otherwise in a published story online following the first of two public hearings.