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NSB Police Chief George Markert / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photo  / New Smyrna Beach Police Chief George Markert is gearing up for an old-country style party on Oct. 12 -- a Hootennany -- to benefit the PAL programs for kids.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Sounds of contemporary country music and southern rock will fill a hangar at the New Smyrna Beach Airport next month. as the New Smyrna Beach Police Athletic League will host Hangar Hootenanny 2013.

The country-themed fundraiser will he held from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, in the American Aero Services hangar, 1501 Airway Circle, at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.

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FLOW location N. Myrtle Ave, New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferFLOW locator / Sams Ave & Julia St/ New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer snapshots / The locator map at far left shows the location of a mobile driver's license mobile, 201 N. Myrtle Ave (Babe Jame Center), and the second locator shows the intersection of Sams Avenue and Julia Street (NSB City Hall).

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Local residents no longer need to travel several miles to renew a Florida driver license. For the convenience of rNew Smyrna Beach residents, the state will park a mobile office in the city twice in August.

The Florida Licensing on Wheels mobile will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Alonzo ‘Babe’ James Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., and Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the corner of Julia Street and Sams Avenue next to City Hall.

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New Smyrna Beach Regional Library / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, is part of the Volusia County Public Library system. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Children can beat summer boredom at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, which is planning a full slate of free programs in June and July. First up, children in grades 1 through 5 can enter to win prizes by reading books. Reading logs will be available at the children’s desk beginning June 11.

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Babe James Community Center, New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferNEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Need to switch providers? Unsure of your current plan? Need to sign up for Medicare? Now is the time to answer all your questions. This is open season for Medicare, don't let your questions go unanswered, now is the time to get answers.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Children and adults alike Youth and adults soon will have a convenient avenue to success. The City of New Smyrna Beach is partnering on two education programs to make it easier for youth and adults to receive their GED.

Both programs are free and will be offered at the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave. Not only are the programs offered in a community center, but they also are self-paced, which allows students to progress individually. Classes begin August 20, but enrollment is continuous.

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EDGEWATER -- A 44-year-old New Smyrna Beach biker was killed when he fell off his Harley-Davidson while riding north on Edgewater Canal Road near Tuum Boulevard just after 7 p.m. Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Lawrence Goble, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead on the scene. His 2010 Harley was found in the nearby Canal.

"For some unknown he fell off his motorcycle," FHP spokesman Sgt. Kim Montes told NSBNews.net. "It may have been a medical situation. We won't know until results of an autopsy."

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Just five days before his Cudas Unhooked fundraiser to raise funds for struggling and even homeless New Smyrna Beach High School students and their families, Ray Catheline's father died. But he went ahead with the inaugural one-day event. And with the help of friends and family, he raised a whopping $7,873.

Ruth Pierre-Charles, new millenial columnist / Headline SurferBy RUTH PIERRE-CHARLES
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One thing I don't miss about Florida is all the darn traffic and headaches in Daytona when you had to go there for some reason during the Daytona 500.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Volusia County's two beach cams for online viewers is working.

The "Daytona Beach" beach cam at the Dunlawton approach in Daytona Beach Shores shows shows a blackened blackened screen with a brief message that reads: "We are havoing problems with playback. We apologize for the inconvenience."

The cam has been inoperable since last weekend. The audio is fine, but the video feed is off. The other county beach cam on the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp is working fine. 

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