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.


By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer
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.


Nsb Trail doesn't have security / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
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.


Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach & Edgewater to sponsor fundraiser Cheeseburgers in Paradise / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Brannon Center's the place to be Saturday night for the Jimmy Buffet-styled summer time party named after his restaurants – Cheeseburger in Paradise. The event is sponsored by the Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater as a significant fundraiser for their community good-works and charities.


Issues: 21 rescues in surf, 30 jellyfish stings & vehicles stuck in soft sand 

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Graphic images for Headline Surfer® / Volusia County beach cam snapshots displayed here show beach-goers leaving the beaches just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the yellow flag today for moderate rip current conditions with nearly two dozen people caught in rip currents who had to be rescued.

Besides 21 rescues, there were some other issues for breach safety personnel to contend with on this hot Saturday.


Swimmers ordered out of water Sunday afternoon for massive search with help of Coast Guard and Sheriff's helicopter

Rescuers search for tourist in New Smyrna Beach who later washed up as a drowning victim / Headline Surfer®Map of drowning in New Smyrna Beach near Flagler Avenue / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Rescuers search for aan out-of-state tourist who disappeared under the surf Sunday near the Flagler Avenue Beach approach. His body washed ashore late Sunday evening.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The body of a 25-year-old old out-of-state swimmer reported missing at 12:30 p.m. in the surf near the Flagler Avenue approach was recovered nearly nine hours later after apparently washing up on shore.


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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Police remain baffled as to why a 78-year-old woman backed her Chevy Malibu 40 feet into a medical building Wednesday afternoon, killing one man and injuring two others.