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Tornado rips through Salisbury, MD / Headline SurferYouTube download / Headline Surfer video / The National Weather Service says the storm that blew through Salisbury, Maryland, on Monday was most likely a tornado. Local reports say trees were split, cars were overturned, and homes and buildings were damaged. No serious injuries were reported. (Aug. 8)

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Weather Channel reported cars were overturned and trees and utility poles were downed Monday after a likely tornado touched down in Salisbury, Maryland, according to officials. The storm hit around 1:40 p.m., leaving a heavy concentration of damage near Salisbury University and along South Salisbury Boulevard, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

While looking at some of the damage, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day remarked, "it's not good here." 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has announced that Brent Dewar is being elevated to the position of President of NASCAR effective immediately.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Running second with a few laps left on June 12, 2013, Jason Leffler was involved in a crash during a sprint car heat race at the 58-mile Bridgeport Speedway in  Logan Township, NJ, resulting in his  his car suffering a front suspension failure that caused it to crash into a wall and flip over repeatedly.

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TripAdvisor's family travel site: Ponce Inlet's beach makes Top 10 US listing

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor's family travel site, has released its annual list of the "Best Beaches for Families" in the US and Ponce Inet is on it.

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2016 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (11-15)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. 

Among the top 5 contenders for the No. 1 story of the year in no particular order so as not to spoil the surprise: The Pulse gay nightclub terrorist massacre; the ugliness of the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; the continuing saga over homelessness in Daytona Beach; records tied or broken in NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach yet again leading Volusia County in homicides. 

So far Headline Surfer has presented recaps for stories ranked 16-100. Previous segments have come in story recaps of 10, but now that the countdown has arrived at the top 20, this current segment captures stories ranked 11-15. Then it will be 10-6, 5-2 and then No. 1 by itself. So without further delay, here are story recaps 11-15:

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Daytona State College awarded $20,000 grant to launch database technology associate degree

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College has been awarded a $20,000 grant to develop a new associate of science degree program in database technology as part of an American Association of Community Colleges collaboration with the National Science Foundation called MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education.

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Burt Reynolds makes a rare public appearance for Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his latest movie, "Dog Years." (April 24)
 

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Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday. Crews began removing the first memorial, one that commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans. (April 24)

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Highlights of this day in history: An aborted mission to free American hostages in Iran ends in disaster; Ireland's 'Easter Rising' begins; Armenians face mass deportation during World War I; Singer Barbra Streisand born. (April 24)

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Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest; Morris Day and The Time perform to mark anniversary of Prince's death; "The Fate of the Furious" laps new films at U.S. box office. (April 24)

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Ever wonder why so many fast food signage and builing colors are heavily red and yellow? To make feel hungry. It's tthe ketchup and mustard theory,  which is among 12 secrets you didn't know about fast food.

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