Volusia County Council to leave New Smyrna Beach CRAs alone - at least until mid-summer vote on controversial hotel
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys won re-election to her district 3 seat in 2014, in part by pledging to convince her colleagues on the dais in DeLand to approve new Community Redevelopment Agencies for New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater.
And soon after the election, she did just that, getting CRA passages for both cities in 6-1 votes with only County Chair Jason Davis dissenting each time.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Come beat the summer heat in New Smyrna Beach, recently named one of National Geographic's top 20 surf towns in the world. Art Walk and Wine Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 on Flagler Avenue.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Guy Mariande, husband of New Smyrna Beach City Commissioner Judy Reiker, often a fixture at her municipal meetings and an avid boater, died from cancer on Monday, June 6, 2016. He was 75.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Nearly two dozen city parks are up for adoption as part of a new program launched by the City of New Smyrna Beach. From small, 1-acre pocket parks to larger waterfront public areas with playgrounds, individuals and groups may sign up to clean up a park for one year.
Beach safety Patrol: Ohio man exposes himself to 2 underage teen girls outside Flagler Ave bathrooms in NSB
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 24-year-old Ohio man saw two under-age teen girls coming out of the women's public bathrooms at the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp and brazenly unbuttoned and then unzipped his shorts, pulled out his penis and began masturbating, over the weekend, according to an arrest report from the Volusia County Office of Beach Safety.
The object of his desire? Two teen gals -- ages 14 and 16 -- who got an eyeful -- as he walked by and started zipping up again. But there were another set of eyes on him: A Beach Safety cop who was in his vehicle in the parking lot adjacent to the beach ramp.
Sea turtle 'Francis' to be freed from Marine Science Center after rehab for partially-amputated flipper off NSB waters
PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Due to rough surf and weather conditions, the release back into the Atlantic waters won't come until Thursday for a 6-pound green sea turtle rehabbing at the Marine Science Center from a partially amputated flipper.
The release of the turtle, named "Francis" was to be today, but because of the rough surf, the turtle's release has been tentatively rescheduled to 3 p.m. Thursday. Staff expects to release him at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Beach Street ramp in Ponce Inlet.
CONGESTION: Beautification begins for North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach; expect even more traffic delays
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will a $1.2 million beautification of the North Causeway in this picturesque beach-front city of 22,000 residents.
Beautification begins Monday along the North Causeway, from Riverside Drive east to the George E. Musson Bridge. That's the draw bridge, in and of itself a major bummer for motorists, especially when the beach is letting out for the day.
6th bite victim of the year occurs near South Jetty
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 13-year-old girl from Boca Raton was bitten on the calf by a shark while body surfing Sunday afternoon in waist-deep water, a beach safety official said.