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DELAND, Fla. -- When crack cocaine first hit the streets in the mid-1980s, an already-impoverisherd and historically black community by the name of Spring Hill outside the DeLand city limits had become a major drug den for the better part of the next two decades -- its poor and law abiding citizens caught in the cross fire between rival drug dealers.

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DELAND, Fla. -- Roll up your sleeve and donate whole blood or blood components during OneBlood’s upcoming blood drives either today in Deltona or Friday in New Smyrna Beach.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The City of New Smyrna Beach Railroad Street Affordable Housing Development has been selected as the 2017 Outstanding Redevelopment project by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association.

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Photo for Headline Surfer / A $500 grant has allowed New Smyrna Beach to purchase new equipment for its animal control services.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The animal control department at the City of New Smyrna Beach has received a $500 equipment grant from the Florida Animal Control Association for additional equipment to keep the public, officers and animals safe.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- In a feel-good story, Mark Severance was officially “pinned” by his wife during his promotional ceremony to Lieutenant of the New Smyrna Beach Police Department.

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- Billie Wheeler, the popular Daytona Beach Shores councilwoman since 2010, who was elected to the district 2 seat on the Volusia County Council in the Nov. 8 general election, shot some highlights of the Shores Christmas Parade held earlier this month.

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PALM COAST, Fla. -- The Flagler Beach Rotary Club is looking forward to welcoming spectators, as well as last-minute parade participant applications this week, for its Holiday at the Beach parade, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.  As in years past, Santa will parachute onto Flagler Beach at 1pm, hop on a firetruck, and commence the start of the parade. 

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The city has quite a streak on its hands - far surpassing Jim Hathaway's 20 years, collectively, on the dais- 18 years as a city commissioner through 2012 and the last two years as mayor.