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Award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper's 5th anniversary celebration / Headline Surfer®

Margie Patchett of Volusia Tax Reform / Headline Surefer®Maureen France of Volusia Tax Reform / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Margie Patchett and Maureen France are the co-founders of Volusia Tax Reform.

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.

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Question: What does Easter Mean to you?

Jim Oddie of Wilbur-by-the-Sea / Headline Surfer®Respondent:
Jim Oddie
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Wilbur-by-the-Sea
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"To all of you biblical folks, Passover is the only prescribed Holy Day to be observed. The rest (Easter, Christmas, et. al.) are nothing more than man-made holidays."
 
Kathy Kershaw of Daytona Beach, Fla. on meaning of Easter / Headline Surfer®Respondent:
Kathy Kershaw
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Daytona Beach
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"A time to reflect on what my faith means to me and a time to spend with family/friends in quiet forgiveness mode."

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Glen Davis leaves Orlando Magic and is signed by LA Clippers / Headline Surfer®

YouTube upload / Madelyn Burke interviews Glen Davis Feb. 21, after leaving the Orlando Magic in a mutual buyout and joining the Los Angeles Clippers.

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.

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DAYTONA BEACH -- With the excitement of today's Daytona 500 just hours from starting and crowning a new champion, Headline Surfer turns to YouTube for classic race coverage -- in this case the entire running of the 1980 Daytona 500.

 

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Top 100 Stories of 2013 Daytona Beach-Orlando Metro Area / Headline Surfer®

Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere wins re-election w/o opposition / Headline SurferOviedo Councilman Steve Henken has no opposition / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Familiar faces are staying on the Oviedo City Council with qualifying over and no challengers for Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Councilman Steve Henken, shown here from left to right, respectively.

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. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In the digital age, "new media" outlets like Headline Surfer® often get lost in the shuffle in the complicated licensing agreements that large sports sanctioning bodies like NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the National Football League and others have with the broadcast outlets like FOX Sports, ESPN, and then the perceived pecking order of established print and local TV media outlets.
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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.

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FDOT: Ribbon cutting planned for Friday

Holly Hill city emblem / Headline Surfer®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.

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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...Congressman Ron DeSantis

Washington DC -- On Tuesday the President delivered his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.

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Construction under way for MLK phase 3 construction near Kissimmee Gateway Airport

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Martin Luther King Phase 3 construction project utility work on Dyer Boulevard between Commerce Boulevard and the Kissimmee Gateway Airport entrance began Friday Friday and will continue until the project is completed. Flagmen will be on site to maintain traffic during working hours and two way traffic will be re-opened at the end of each work shift. Drivers are cautioned to please pay attention and follow the detour as they transit through these work zones. For more information, please contact the Public Works & Engineering Department at 407-518-2170.

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