New Smyrna Beach


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Kem McNair's picture taking skills are only exceeded by his surfing abilities here in the seaside community known for its charm, ecclectic botiques and bars on Flagler Avenue.


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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- There's an old proverb that goes something like this: A cat has nine lives. For three it plays, for three it strays and for the last three it stays." Whether that is true was not something New Smyrna Beach firefighters took for granted in rescuing three cats from a residential structure fire over the weekend.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Volusia County's two beach cams for online viewers is working.

The "Daytona Beach" beach cam at the Dunlawton approach in Daytona Beach Shores shows shows a blackened blackened screen with a brief message that reads: "We are havoing problems with playback. We apologize for the inconvenience."

The cam has been inoperable since last weekend. The audio is fine, but the video feed is off. The other county beach cam on the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp is working fine. 


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Beach patrol personnel had somewhat ofd an eventfdul day on Tuesday, rescuing a swimmer in the Daytona Beach surf and tending to a dead manatee that washed ashore in New Smyrna Beach.


Photo for Headline Surfer / A New Smyrna Beach Fire Deparment unit puts out hot spots from a 5-acre brush fire Friday in the 3000 block of Pioneer Trail. No homes from the nearby Sugar Mill gated community were impacted by the fire, but nearby residents can expect to see and smell lingering spoke through the weekend, NSBFD officials said.


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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 5-acre brush fire near the Sugar Mill Country Club gated community was contained Friday by the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department.
The fire was found in a wooded area around the 3000 block of Pioneer Trail. 


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- One of New Smyrna Beach PD's finest has been promoted: Inv. Brian Morris has moved up to the rank of patrol supervisor.


Overturned rig on I-95 south in Oak Hill causes havor for most of Thursday / Headline Surfer®I-95 as shown on DOT surveillance on Oak Hill from over-turned semi / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
This overturned semi, shown at left resulted in traffic snarling north on I-95 as the southbound lanes were closed for more than 6 hours shortly after the 9 a.m. Thursday accident near the Brevard County line as shown in this state DOT snapshot in the inset.

OAK HILL, Fla. -- Traffic has been flowing smoothly in both direction on Interstate 95, but that wasn't the case for the better part of the day when a tractor-trailer overturned on the south-bound side in Oak Hill and causing the south-bound lanes to be closed for more than 6 hours.


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A new trail has open in New Smyrna Beach as part of a county-wide rails to trails program, but city officials haven't said how they are going to be able top police it with a already short-handed police department.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Walkers, runners and riders now have a new path to blaze in New Smyrna Beach with Tuesday's opening of the Pedestrian Trail.

So says a press release from the municipality.

The trail spans 2.2 miles from West Pine Avenue just north of S.R. 44 off Mission Road to Sugar Mill Drive.


The Sunday Conversation: At-large County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack / Headline Surfer®

Incumbent has never lost an election & plans to keep that streak intact Nov. 4

Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- At-large Councilwoman Joyce Cusack knew the so-called Waverly investigation was a farce -- a certifiable "witchhunt" -- from the onset pushed by the likes of her opponent, district 5 term-limited Councilwoman Patricia Northey.


New Smyrna Beach siblings attend Burns Sci-Tech in Oak Hill

Ray Catheline with daughter Olivia of NSB on 1st day of school / Headline Surfer®Misty Burris Catheline of NSB with daughter Olivia 1st day of school / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Daddy's little girl returned to school Monday along with about 61,000 other Volusia County students.

It was the day of school for Ray Catheline's little princess, Olivia, who entered kindergarten at the Buns Sci-Tech Charter School in Oak Hill. Big brother, Nicholas entered second grade.

Misty Burris Catheline took one final snapshot of the kids at home in New Smyrna Beach before the drive to Oak Hill and a couple more photos with father and the children in their respective classes.

"(We're) missing our babies, but we have a little downtime now," the proud mom lamented.