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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler didn't have to search long and hard to come up with a prominent business leader as its 2015 recipient of the "Herbert M. Davidson Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service."


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Daytona Beach International Airport saw a second monthly declined in October for 2014.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport decreased 8 percent during October in comparison with the previous October, attributed to fewer seats offered by Delta, Volusia County officials said.

During October, 47,075 incoming and outgoing passengers traveled through the county-operated airport. This compares with 50,930 passengers in October 2013.

"The airport’s passenger traffic decline in October was the second monthly decline in 2014 and can be attributed to fewer seats offered by Delta Air Lines, the airport’s primary air carrier, combined with some increase in seats offered by U.S Airways," Rick Karl, airport director, told Headline Surfer®. "Passenger loads for both air carriers reached 95 percent during October, an increase of 1 percent from last October."



SunRail public transportation / Headline SurferSunRail message in Spanish / Headline SurferSANFORD, Fla. -- SunRail trains are operating on a normal schedule with the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, with 34 regularly-scheduled train trips per day, a DOT spokesman said.

"As usual, the first train leaves Sanford at 5:06 a.m. and the last stop of the day is in DeBary at 10:18 p.m.," Florida Department of Transportstion regional spokesman Steve Olson said.

Please check for the schedule and regular pricing options.


Rick Hanas of Oviedo to serve of Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Rick Hanas, vice president of A. Duda & Sons of Seminole County has been tapped by the governor to sit on a state board.

OVIEDO -- Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed Oviedo resident Richard Hanas to a vacant seat on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Hanas, 65, is the senior vice president of A. Duda & Sons Inc. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term that began Monday and ends Aug. 1, 2017.


Speedway projects, other construction expected to generate even greater figures

Daytona Beach International Airport / Headline Surfer®Delta Airlines at Daytona Beach International Airport / HeadlineSurfer.comProjects like the $400 million Daytona Rising renovation at Daytona International Speedway, home to signature races like the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 bring in tourists from around the globe. And a key ingredient is Daytona Beach International Airport.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 11 percent in April compared to April of last year, Volusia County officials said.



Kelli Mason, new asst manager Palm Coast Chiropractic / Headline Surfer®PALM COAST -- Kelli Mason is the new assistant office manager at Palm Coast Chiropractic Center.

Mason began employment last month and has been in the customer service industry for 20 years. Her duties include checking in patients, answering the phone, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, and more.


eShippingUSA open for business in Palm Coast, Fla / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Christian Rodriguez, Augustin Rodriguez and Brittany Vitale pose with the banner of their new Palm Coast-based online shipping business, eShippingUSA.

PALM COAST, Fla. – Christian Rodriguez, Augustin Rodriguez and Anthony Caruso are pleased to announce that they have opened a new business that is designed to change the way people manage their shipping. Named eShipperUSA, it’s located near the Flagler County coastline on Old Kings Road in Palm Coast.

“We are excited about launching eShipperUSA in Flagler County,” Christian Rodriguez said. “It’s our goal to provide our clients with a one-stop solution to all of their shipping needs."

The company offers several virtual shipping options for small to midsize businesses. eShipper USA's business model is similar to websites such as Orbitz or Expedia, as its system compares shipping rates from all of the major carriers to quickly find the best valued rate.


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Gov. Rick Scott reappoiunted Pensacola lawyer Sarah Walton to ERC / Headline Surfer®Fla Environmental Regulation Commission / Headline Surfer®PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott on Friday announced the reappointment of Sarah Walton, a Pensacola-based attorney, to the Environmental Regulation Commission.

Walton, 36, of Pensacola, is an attorney with the law firm of Philip A. Bates PA. She is reappointed for a term that ends July 1, 2017.


Winter weather in Atlanta hurt flights here, but increased fan travel interest in Rolex race had positive impact on travel

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An aerial view of Daytona Beach from this airplane scene setter.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 1 percent in January compared with January of last year, Volusia County officials saids. During January, 44,605 passengers flew in and out of the county-operated airport.

This compares with 44,170 travelers recorded in January, 2013. For the 12 months ending in January, traffic increased 4 percent to 608,412.


Waverly Media bench ads dot Volusia County landscape as shown here at Dunlawton Bridge in Port Orange, FL / Headline Surfer®Waverly Media / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Waverly Media park bench ads like this one at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange, dot the landscape in Volusia County.

DAYTONA BEACH -- No matter where you drive along the major roadways in the county, invariably you are going to see more than a few of those eye-catching park bench ads.

Such is the successful advertising medium of Waverly Media, which literally has hundreds of benches dotting the landscape that is home to the world's most famous beach, the Daytona 500 and Florida's first 24/7 internet newspaper,