WNDB exec producer arrested on kiddie porn charges / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The true test of a media outlet's legitimacy in a community is when it is honest enough to report the news when one of its own is in trouble with the law.

Such is the case this morning with WNDB Radio, which promotes itself as "Daytona's News Station" and "Daytona's Morning News."


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New Smyrna Beach house fire claims man sleeping inside / Headline Surfer®Danny Henry perished in a house fire on Nov, 6, 2014 in NSB / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Danny Henry, 44, perished in a fire that engulfed his concrete block home on 302 Oak St., just outside the New Smyrna Beach city limits, shortly after midnight on Nov. 6. His brother, who also lived there, escaped the flames, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A house fire near New Smyrna Beach during the early morning hours of Nov. 6, claimed the life of a 44-year-old man, identified a short time lster that day as Danny Henry, who lived there with his brother.


DELAND, Fla. -- The way School Board member Melody McSorley Johnson sees it, colleague John Hill's public demand for the firing of the superintendent of schools before speaking to her privately, may not have been in good taste, but she was quick to add "the handwriting was on the wall" regarding Margaret Smith's decision to retire as soon as today.


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Kem McNair surfer dude series / Headline Surfer®
First in a year-long series of feature stories published on the final Sunday of each month on the adventures of surfer dude Kem McNair, who has surfed the waves of New Smyrna Beach for more than half a century, chronicling the creatures of the land, sea and air along the way.
Surfer Kem McNair captures Seagull riding surf on camera in New Smyrna Beach, FL / Headline Surfer®
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A juvenile seagull bodysurfing a wave at the inlet in the South Jetty of NewSmyrna Beach inlet on Nov. 24, 2011.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- "This was no accident! I saw him swim up the whitewater, turn at the top and drop in on the wave and ride it all the way to the beach, while using his wings to turn right, then left in the whitewater. I could not believe my eyes."



Chip Ganassi Racing crosses finish line to win Rolex 24 at Daytona / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chip Ganassi Racing proved its endurance with the big win in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona -- the sixth checkered flag for the renowned racing team's ownership. 

Scott Dixon wheeled the No. 02 Riley-Ford DP to a 1.333-second win over the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of Sebastien Bourdais, after a last-minute caution and miscalculation in switching drivers for the runner-up team sealed the win.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway denied HeadlineSurfer.com media credentials for the Rolex 24 at Daytona that concluded earlier today with Chip Ganassi Racing the winner. The credential denial was not a surprise, considering how vindictive and petty the organization is that is owned by International Speedway Corp., the private corporation owned by the France Family, headed up by Lesa France Kennedy, that also has a controlling interest in the publicly-traded commissioner'a office of the sport -- NASCAR.


DAYTONA BEACH — Daytona International Speedway is a step closer to securing up to $90 million in state sales-tax incentives over the next three decades, thanks to its investment in the re-election campaigns of state legislators who will vote on approval.

The Speedway is vying for funding under under a program that rewards sports organizations for major improvements through sales tax payments.


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The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier will start the 2015 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona from pole position.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Michael Shank Racing will kick off its new era by starting the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona from the pole position, following a quick lap by Ozz Negri in qualifying for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opener.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A message to ISIS delivered from Daytona USA. -- not to be confused with NASCAR branding, but most will get the analogy for its patriotic theme.


Jeany Gozalez leaves Oak Hill / Headline Surfer®OAK HILL, Fla. -- In tiny Oak Hill, where there are less employees than the fingers on one hand, Jeany Gonzalez has quietly gone about her tasks as an administrative assistant at City Hall. But after a decade on the job, Gonzalez, has called it a day for good.


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Scene of fatal shooting in Kissimmee / Headline Surfer®Locator of deadly shooting in Kissimmee / Headline Surfer®Juan Carlos Quiles, 24, of Kissimmee, murdered Sunday / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Juan Carlos Quiles of Kissimmee, shown here, was gunned down Sunday night outside an eatery.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Just what led to a double shooting outside the El Cibuco Restaurant, that left a 24-year-old man dead and a 30-year-old woman injured remains a mystery, Kissimmee cops said.

Here is a synopsis of what was released by Kissimmee police: The shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. Sunday outside the restaurant in the 2200 block of Fortune Road. When officers arrived, they found a man dead from a single bullet wound.