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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Championship on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

It was the eighth win of the season for Truex.

It was the first Monster Energy Series title for the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing as well. It was the second Championship 4 appearance for Truex and the No. 78 team — he finished fourth in 2015.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Sarah Dougherty, an Edgewater businesswoman, to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees.

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YouTube video download / Live streaming of Biketoberfest from Main Street, Daytona Beach, Florida. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The magical figure of 100,000 Biketoberfest participants for the 25th anniversary is not real. It's fake news. 

All too real is the carnage as in dead bikers. 

The numbers of bikers for the four-day motorcycycle may approach 50,000 participants, if the weather holds up. Among the dead

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- The Tomoka Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will resume normal operating hours beginning Saturday, Oct. 14.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Within 36 hours of Hurricane Irma's blast through Daytona Beach, with many of the tourist-destination's traffic lights still out, motorists started venturing out and the homeless panhandlers were already in place at nearly every major intersection to greet them. 

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
Column: People, Places & Things

SANFORD, Fla. -- My wife, Sera King-Frederick, is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, who was raised in Aguada, both communiities on the western side of the island.

She and other family members here in Sanford, Lake Mary and Orlando, have had very little contact with literally dozens of loved ones on the island, many of them forced to feek shelter, their homes reduced to rubble.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway has undertaken a new project to further improve the infield for the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and NASCAR Weekends.

"Daytona International Speedway is putting the construction vehicles to work as the 'World Center of Racing' has undertaken another improvement project in the infield that will provide benefits to the fan experience for Rolex 24 At Daytona and NASCAR weekends," DIS spokesman Andrew Booth said in a press release.

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DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. -- A fernery worker discovered bones that appeared to be human, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said in a press release.

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DAYONA BEACH, Fla. -- Preservation of life in a cataclysmic storm like Hurricane Irma is foremost in policing a community, especially one as challenging as Daytona Beach.

Consider the added challenges like the rolling ocean surf on the World's Most Famous Beach®. There's the equally lengthy stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. And even Daytona International Speedway's Lake Lloyd with potential to overrun its banks.

Such added elements for this tourism-driven coastal city with Irma barreling up the Sunshine State presented first-year Police Chief Craig Capri with the daunting task to serve and protect with the harsh realities of life and death hanging in the balance.

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