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Courtesy photo / Here is an aerial view of Daytona Beach International Airport, which features a new runway completed in November.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport was up 11 percent in October and November, showing an upward trend as the year winds down, officials said.

"Daytona Beach International Airport is winding up 2011 with a nice gain in passenger traffic and the completion of a major rehabilitation of its main runway," Airport Director Richard Karl said.

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Courtesy photo / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students work on a robotics project as shown here. ERAU has reached some new milestones nationwide. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- The 2012 Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report has ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) undergraduate aerospace engineering program tops in the nation for the 12th year in a row.

The guidebook, which hit newsstands in September, ranks 1,400 accredited four-year schools nationwide.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport was up 1 percent in September, compared with September of a year ago.

During September, 39,547 passengers flew into and out of Daytona Beach. For the 12 months ending September 30, passenger traffic has increased 13 percent over the prior 12 months -- from 476,288 to 538,572.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- NSBNews.net has renewed its annual membership with the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce for a fourth year.

NSBNews.net provided SEV Chamber Director/Vice President Samantha Bishop with a $250 check Tuesday for the annual membership, which begins Oct. 1.

NSBnews.net's membership with the chamber has absolutely no impact on its news coverage, period.

NSBNews.net operates in New Smyrna Beach. It was launched April 7, 2008, as a 24/7 digital newspaper serving New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill. In October, coverage was expanded to include all of Volusia County with a second URL label: VolusiaNews.net.

To date, NSBNews.net has amassed nearly 800,000 unique visitors and 1.3 million page views. It also has 2,500 e-mail subscribers and more than 9,100 friends/likes on Facebook. NSBNews.net's top stories and images are carried by Google News directories with unfettered and immediate placement on the world wide web.

NSBNews.net also has memberships with IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors), the National Society of Professional Journalists, the North-Central Florida chapter Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida Press Club.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- DuvaSawko, a local employer and national leader in medical billing for emergency physicians and hospitals, has announced the acquisition of a large new client.

North East Tennessee Emergency Physicians, headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn. with facilities in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia, has contracted with DuvaSawko to provide coding, billing and practice management services for their emergency physician group. NETEP treats approximately 200,000 patients annually.

“This represents a 20% increase in our business," said Dr. Charles Duva, DuvaSawko's president & CEO. "In these challenging economic times, we are pleased our business has grown by 40% in the previous year and we continue to grow.”

“This represents a 20% increase in our business," said Dr. Charles Duva, DuvaSawko's president & CEO. "In these challenging economic times, we are pleased our business has grown by 40% in the previous year and we continue to grow.”

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Mark your calendars for some great opportunities to get your business in front of consumers in Volusia County.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 15 percent in August compared with the same month last year.

During August, 45,951 passengers arrived and departed through Daytona Beach International Airport, compared to 39,857 passengers last August.

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NSBNEWS.NET photos and videos by Henry Frederick / Jim Nelson, the city of New Smyrna Beach's tennis pro, moonlights as a driver for "NSBFree," which shuttles people for free all over the New Smyrna Beach beachside and even parts of the mainland near the North and South Causeway bridges such as Canal Street. The people in the vehicle are surfers from Barbados here for a surfing tournament Saturday near the South Jetty. NSBNews.net went along for a ride with Nelson and the surfing visitors.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- They say there's no such thing as a free ride, but residents and visitors alike in New Smyrna Beach beg to differ with "NSBFree."

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DAYTONA BEACH --- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 14 percent in June compared with June 2010. During the month 44,687 passengers flew in or out of the airport in comparison with 39,296 passengers in June 2010.

For the 12 months ending June 30, passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport is up 15 percent -- from 454,260 passengers last year to 523,749 passengers this year.

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- An Orlando hotelier group is planning to close late this month on the 200-room Surfside Hotel and Conference, 3209 S. Atlantic Ave., city officials confirmed.

Avista Properties, owner and manager of Orlando area hotels for three decades, last month paid $2.8 million for the Islander Resort at 3161 S. Atlantic Ave., in bankruptcy court. It was owned by the Bray & Gillespie group whjich declared bbankruptcy in 2008 on two dozen beachside hotels.

Avista also owns the Hampton Inn in the Shores.

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