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Pettys fly over wall in preliminary races; Arizona driver killed in practice
DAYTONA BEACH -- Fireball Roberts led the most laps -- 170 -- but on lap 187, it was the driver he recommended team owner Smokey Yunick also sponsor for the Daytona 500 who passed him to go on and take the checkered flag after 13 laps out front.
It was the first 500 without a caution, though tensions were high going into the 500 with some big crashes and a fatal during Speedweeks.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia Tax Reform, a grassroots organization established to challenge municipal and county government spending, is recognized by Headline Surfer® as part of its 5th anniversary celebration for VTR's political activism and government watchdog standing.
Question: What does Easter Mean to you?
ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic aren't going anywhere this season while the Los Angeles Clippers have a chance to come out of the Western conference for the NBA finals, which makes for a new lease on life for "Big Baby" Glen Davis, who is trying to make a good impression with his new team.
OVIEDO -- Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Council member Steve Henken were returned to their respective seats in this Seminole County city because they had no opponents when qualifying ended in September.
The return to office of the two Oviedo officials without opposition comes in at No. 68 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013.
Teamster's rep: Longwood official's DUI arrest complicates stalled talks with cops who haven't had raises in 5 years
LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Five-plus years have come and gone since Longwood's 42 cops cops have seen any kind of a legitimate pay raise. The business agent for the Teamster's union is fully cgnizant the recent DUI arrest of City Commissioner Butch Bundy in the wake of November's horrific crash will likely aggravate the situation that much more.
FDOT: Ribbon cutting planned for Friday
HOLLY HILL, Fla. -- Later this week, residents and others will be reminded that they "can get there from here" when the newly-built Daytona Avenue Bridge opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
It takes place at the Daytona Avenue Bridge, in the 1000 block of Daytona Avenue, in the City of Holly Hill. The event starts at 5 p.m., Friday,
The Daytona Avenue Bridge serves as an important link near Holly Hill City Hall. It provides direct, north-south access.
But since Feb. 23, 2011, first responders and citizens had to travel a longer, less direct route, after it was discovered the local bridge was unlikely to continue safely handling day-to-day traffic anymore.
Editor's Note: Here is the weekly message from Congressman Ron DeSantis, the Republican from St. Augustine, representing the 6th district that includes greater Daytona Beach...
Washington DC -- On Tuesday the President delivered his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.