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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.

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

Aerial view of Daytona Beach, Fla. / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
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.

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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, HeadlineSurfer.com.

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Maximum of 4,500 tickets printed

Custom-built $35,000 Harley being raffled by DaytonaChamber for Bike Week 2014 / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- Your odds of being struck by lightning in a given year is one in 750,000. The odds of winning Powerball are one in 175,223,510. So the odds are definitely more in your favor in if you purchase a $50 ticket for a drawing in mid-March for a custom-built 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide valued at $35,000, in the Daytona Chamber of Commerce's drawing of the "Official Bike Week Motorcycle." Oh, and as for the odds of winning the flashy Harley, it's one in 4,500.

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Rick Karl of Daytona Int'l Airport / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Rick Karl, director Dytona International Airport, tells the 24/7 internet newspaper he is uplifted by healthy passenger traffic counts.

DAYTONA -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 3 percent in November compared to the previous November, Volusia County officials said.

Last month, 44,939 passengers arrived and departed through the county-operated airport. This compares with the 43,666 travelers recorded last November.

And for the 12 months ending Nov. 30, there were 603,419 passengers tracked through the airport, compared with 583,142 recorded for the prior 12 months, a 3 percent increase.

“We are very pleased with the latest monthly traffic increase,” Rick Karl, the airport’s director, told Headline Surfer®.

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Passenger traffic up 9% at Daytona International Speedway / Headline Surfer®Small planes use Daytona Beach International Airport / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Large and small planes use Daytona Beach Internatuonal Airport, which has seen passenger service increase by 1 percent in thr past year.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 9 percent during October compared to October of a year ago.

During October, 50,930 incoming and outgoing passengers traveled through the county-operated airport. This compares with 46,704 passengers in October 2012.

And for for the past 12 months, 602,146 travelers have flown in and out of the airport, a 1 percent increase compared to the year.

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Florida DOT Secretary Ananth Perasad to address St. Cloud-Osceola Chamber / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer /  Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad, shown here, will be the featured breakfast speaker Tuesday of the St. Cloud-Osceola Greater Chamber of Commerce.

ST. CLOUD -- Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad will address Osceola County leaders Tuesday about transportation projects and how they impact the economy of Osceola County. He is the featured speaker at a breakfast hosted by the St. Cloud-Osceola Greater Chamber of Commerce.

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Kenneth Wright of Winter Park appointed by Gov. Scott to Fla. Transportation Comm. / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Attorney Kenneth Wright, shown here, has a distinguished record in serving on statewide boards and commissions.

WINTER PARK -- Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday the appointment of Kenneth Wright to the Florida Transportation Commission.

Wright, 65, of Winter Park, is an attorney with the Orlando law offices of Shutts & Bowen LLP. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a one-year-plus term ending Sept. 30, 2014. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Wright has been called to lead groups that shape statewide environmental policy and regional development.  

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Gov. Rick Scott has re-appointed Robert "Bob" Davis to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees.

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