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Show Me the Money Volusia County: Battle over CRAs / Headline Surfer®
Flagler Ave ramp in NSB one of the busiest in Volusia County, Fla / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos & videos /

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.

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NSB Art Walk / Wine WalkThere is plenty of beautiful works of art at the upcoming Art Walk and Wine Walk on New Smyrna Beach's Flagler Avenue.

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.

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Guy M arkiande, husband of New Smyrn a Beach Vice Mayor Judy Reiker has died at age 75 / Headline Surfer®New Smyrna Beach City Commissioner Judy Reiker is shown with her husband, Guy Mariande, who died Monday at 75 / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® inset photo /
New Smyrna Beach City Commissioner Judy Reiker is shown with her late husband, Guy Mariande, four years ago at a community fundraiser in the former Brannon Center. Mariande, a boating enthusiast as shown in the larger contributed display image, had battled cancer.

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.

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Esther Street Park, New Smyrna Beach, Fla / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Ester Street Park on the beachside is among nearly two dozen scenic parks in New Smyrna Beach that are available for adoption in terms of keeping clean and allowing for signage recognizing the commitment.

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.

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Osprey hovers over surf in New Smyrna Beach, Florida / Headline Surfer®A Coast Guard radar buoy washes ashore in New Smyrna Beach, Florida / Headline Surfer® NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Surfer and photographer Kem McNair captured a unique photo setting with an osprey and a radar buoy near the South Jetty where surfers and sharks co-exist in the curling waves.

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Trevor Tucker, 24, of Brookjlyn,Ohio, arrested in New Smyrna Beach, FL. on charges of exposing himself to 2 teen girls on their wqay out of a public restroom / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Trevor Tucker of Brooklyn Ohio, is shown in his booking mug after he was caught by a Beach Safety cop allegedly exposing himself to two under-age teen girls near a public restroom adjacent to one of the busiest beach access-ways in Volusia County, Florida.

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.

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Francis, 6 pound gree sea turtle to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean / Headline Surfer®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.

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North Caueay drabridge in New Smyrna Beach will become a bigger traffic mess with a beautification project starting Monday / Headline Surfer® S. Causeway Bridge in New Smyrna Beach always jammed with beach traffic / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos /
The larger South Causeway Bridge in New Smyrna Beach, shown here in the inset may be preferable to the North Causeway Bridge, where a beautification project is expected to make driving an even bigger chore for motorists.

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.

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Dunlawton ramp in Daytona Beach Shores, Fl / Headline Surfer®Flagler Avenue beach cam in New Smyrna Beach, FL / Headline Surfer®Graphics images for Headline Surfer® /
At far left is an online snapshot of the Dunlawton Avenue approach in Daytona Beach Shores from a county beach cam. Cars are more visible here than in the inset cam snapshot from the Flagler Avenue approach in New Smyrna Beach. That's because cars are not allowed to park on the beach in front of the municipal lot above because it's considered a park.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County beach patrol personnel flew the "yellow flag" Saturday on 49 miles of beaches in Ormond, Daytona, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna.

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6th bite victim of the year occurs near South Jetty

NSB shrk bite incident / Headline Surfer

Headline Surfer® graphic / The snap-shot map shows the New Smyrna Beach shoreline near Ponce Inlet and the South Jetty where the sixth shark bite incident of the year occurred. The video uploaded from YouTube shows the Top 5 shark attack beaches worldwide. And guess which beach is No. 1? Yes, New Smyrna Beach.

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.

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