Rick Karl of Daytona Beach International Airport / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Rick Karl, supervisor of Daytona Beach International Airport, is plessed passenger service is on the rise.

DAYTONA BEACH — Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport rose 7 percent in August compared with the same month last year, airport officials said.

Last month, the publicly-funded airport had 53,518 fliers, up from the 50,047 in August of last year.

“The traffic increase in August reflects an on-going steady and stable operating picture at Daytona Beach International Airport,” Rick Karl, the airport’s director, told Headline Surfer. “Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways reported combined passenger loads of 90 percent in August while offering nearly 5,000 additional seats in the market compared to last August.”


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Flagler Fish Company celebrates 8th anniversary / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / The motto at Flagler Fish Company is 'Food To Knock Your Flops Off.'

FLAGLER BEACH – The Flagler Fish Company is proud to announce it is celebrating eight years in business this week.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our eighth anniversary,” Flagler Fish Company owner Chris Casper told Headline Surfer. “We attribute our success, and we are so grateful, to our loyal following and all of the visitors who come to Flagler Beach each year.”


Brian Mason hired by Curley Tail Design of Palm Coast, FL / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Brian Mason, shown at left specializes in sales.

PALM COAST – Curley Tail Design, which specializes in advertising and graphic design, has hired account executive and sales trainer Brian Mason.

“Brian has proven his sales talents in Central Florida for over 15 years,” said Kim Fitzgerald, proprietor of Curly Tail Design. “He is a great fit for CTD as the economy picks up and we continue to grow our business."


DAYTONA BEACH -- The public is invited to a workshop about the City of Daytona Beach's wayfinding signage program, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the master plan process and receive the public's comments regarding purpose, benefits and schedule of the program, city spokeswoman Susan Cerbone said.

"The workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to give comments for the three-phased project which will create a plan to guide vehicular and pedestrian traffic to venues of interest within the city and create distinct signage," Cerbone said. "City commissioners in August 2012 approved an agreement not to exceed $120,000 with Lassiter Transportation Group to produce a wayfinding master plan."


County Concilman Joshua Wagner at a public candidate debate in 2012 with Headline Publisher Henry Frederick and candidate Nancy Epps / Headl;one Surfer®Ted Doran at his law firm in Daytona Beach / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos and videos /
County Councilman Joshua Wagner, shown in this 2012 public candidate debate with Publisher Henry Frederick and challenger Nancy Epps, has joined the prestigious Daytona Beach law firm Ted Doran's law firm at the law firm of Doran, Sims Wolfe & Kundid, 1020 W. International Speedway Blvd.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Fresh off his his re-election on the County Council dais in November with his big win over challenger Nancy Epps, Joshua Wagner has a new private career challenge: He's partnering up with Daytona Beach attorney Ted Doran.


Kmart on SR 44 in New Smyrna photo by Henry Frederick / Whether the Kmart here on State Road 44 is among the 100 to 120 stores targeted for closing by its parent company, Sears Holding Corp. remains to be seen. An announcement was made Tuesday that the store closings, both Kmart and Sears, are the result of lackluster Christmas sales among its 4,000 stores nationwide. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- News today that as many as 120 K-Mart and Sears stores are going to be closed sent a shudder here where the Kmart on State Road has become a lifeline for nearby residents, especially with Walmart closing at the NSB Regional Shopping Center to make way for the Walmart super center further west near the I-95 interchange.

"I think it's sad," 63-year-old Katherine Zow told as she was heading home a short distance away. "This is an affordable place to shop and we need it now more than ever because the Walmart moved."


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Votran will operate on a limited service schedule on Christmas and New Year's in Volusia County for those who rely on the public buses to get to and from work, for shopping or other essential needs.


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach recently completed its quarterly cleanup of Granada Boulevard, between U.S. 1 and Nova Road, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. 


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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Volusia County natives and brothers Scott and Todd Vanacore, owners of Vanacore Homes, have welcomed Gabriela Uhlar to their sales team. 

“Gabriela is a certified residential contractor so we are confident her skills will be an asset to her clients,” Todd Vanacor said. “She has been working in the building and construction field since 1980.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has successfully closed its acquisition of International Speedway Corporation, merging its operations into one, new company moving forward.