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HOLLY HILL -- The City Commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1065 Ridgewood Ave. For more info, please call Holly Hill City Hall at 386-248-9420.

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- The City of Port Orange will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the City Center Veteran's Park, 1000 City Center Circle, with VFW Post 3282 as host of the ceremony featuring a display of colors, speeches and 21-gun salute. For more info, please call 386-506-5851.

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Port Orange City Plsnner Tim Burman takes on added duties / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Port Orange City Planner Tim Burman has taken on added duties as interim community development director.

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Port Orange's City Manager Jake Johansson has named Tim Burman as the city's interim community development director, replacing Wayne Clark who has accepted a position with the City of Asheville, NC, starting Nov. 23.

In announcing the change in a press release, Johansson did not provide information on the salary Clark was earning nor on how much additional pay Burman will make doing both his regular job and the new duties assigned to him. Nor was the release clear on when the new duties would begin or even what the position of community development director entails.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 29-year-old inmate found hanging in his cell Monday night at the Volusia County Branch Jail, died three days later, the apparent victim of a suicide, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said.

 

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Robert DeNiro in Dirty Grandpa / Headline Surfer®

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert De Niro puts Daytona Beach on the map similar to the fashion of Police Chief Mike Chitwood disparaging one of his patrol cops in front of the TV cameras or Juan Pablo Montoya embarrassing the billionaire France family by barreling into a jet dryer during the Daytona 500 that ignites a huge fireball and even bigger crater in the track.

Hollywood's leading geriatric man known for movies like "Taxi Driver," "The Deer Hunter," "Raging Bull," and "Meet the Fockers" returns to the big screen with "Dirty Grandpa," a comedy, co-starring Zac Efron and Zoey Deutch.

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Larry McKinney pulls out of Port Orange municipal race / Headline Surfer®

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Scott Stiltner, shown in the inset, automatically won a seat on the Port Orange municipal dais after primary runner-up Larry McKinney, shown here in the larger photo, withdrew from the race.

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Larry McKinney, ex-president and CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, withdrew from the November 2014 runoff for a seat on the Port Orange City Council, even though he finished second among four candidates in the August primary.

McKinney's surprise exit just three weeks before the runoff allowed primary winner Scott Stiltner to the district 4 seat on the Port Orange City Council.

 

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Francis, 6 pound gree sea turtle to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean / Headline Surfer®PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Due to rough surf and weather conditions, the release back into the Atlantic waters won't come until Thursday for a 6-pound green sea turtle rehabbing at the Marine Science Center from a partially amputated flipper.

The release of the turtle, named "Francis" was to be today, but because of the rough surf, the turtle's release has been tentatively rescheduled to 3 p.m. Thursday. Staff expects to release him at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Beach Street ramp in Ponce Inlet.