DAYTONA BEACH — Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport rose 7 percent in August compared with the same month last year, airport officials said.
Last month, the publicly-funded airport had 53,518 fliers, up from the 50,047 in August of last year.
“The traffic increase in August reflects an on-going steady and stable operating picture at Daytona Beach International Airport,” Rick Karl, the airport’s director, told Headline Surfer. “Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways reported combined passenger loads of 90 percent in August while offering nearly 5,000 additional seats in the market compared to last August.”
FLAGLER BEACH – The Flagler Fish Company is proud to announce it is celebrating eight years in business this week.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our eighth anniversary,” Flagler Fish Company owner Chris Casper told Headline Surfer. “We attribute our success, and we are so grateful, to our loyal following and all of the visitors who come to Flagler Beach each year.”
PALM COAST – Curley Tail Design, which specializes in advertising and graphic design, has hired account executive and sales trainer Brian Mason.
“Brian has proven his sales talents in Central Florida for over 15 years,” said Kim Fitzgerald, proprietor of Curly Tail Design. “He is a great fit for CTD as the economy picks up and we continue to grow our business."
DAYTONA BEACH -- The public is invited to a workshop about the City of Daytona Beach's wayfinding signage program, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the master plan process and receive the public's comments regarding purpose, benefits and schedule of the program, city spokeswoman Susan Cerbone said.
"The workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to give comments for the three-phased project which will create a plan to guide vehicular and pedestrian traffic to venues of interest within the city and create distinct signage," Cerbone said. "City commissioners in August 2012 approved an agreement not to exceed $120,000 with Lassiter Transportation Group to produce a wayfinding master plan."
DAYTONA BEACH -- Fresh off his his re-election on the County Council dais in November with his big win over challenger Nancy Epps, Joshua Wagner has a new private career challenge: He's partnering up with Daytona Beach attorney Ted Doran.
Parent company of Sears & Kmart announces 100-plus stores to close; no word yet if NSB Kmart will survive
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- News today that as many as 120 K-Mart and Sears stores are going to be closed sent a shudder here where the Kmart on State Road has become a lifeline for nearby residents, especially with Walmart closing at the NSB Regional Shopping Center to make way for the Walmart super center further west near the I-95 interchange.
"I think it's sad," 63-year-old Katherine Zow told NSBNews.net as she was heading home a short distance away. "This is an affordable place to shop and we need it now more than ever because the Walmart moved."
SANFORD, Fla. -- Sera King is the now associate publisher of Headline Surfer, having previously served as the multimedia editor of the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet since its inception in April 2008.