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Headline Surfer cartoon by Sera King / Parking remains an issue with the Hampton Inn in New Smyrna Beach.

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EDGEWATER, FlaGerald Remington and Amy Hall of Edgewater, boy, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, born at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 28, 2009, at Halifax Health Medical Center, Daytona Beach.

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EDGEWATER, Fla -- Stevi Miller of Edgewater, twin girls, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, born at 2:45 p.m. and 5 pounds, 9 ounces, born 2:46 p.m., Oct. 15, 2009, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach.

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla -- A 73-year-old Montreal tourist's drowning death Wednesday was ruled accidental after an autopsy was performed a Volusia County spokesman said. Raymond Gravel drowned in the ocean near the Perry's Ocean Edge Resort. His body was pulled to shore after he was seen floating face down in the surf just after 11 a.m., said Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn, the agency's spokesman.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla – Concerned Citizens of New Smyrna Beach announced today that it had achieved the first victory in a recently launched effort to reform its local government by virtue of a legal opinion that puts in doubt a longstanding "sweetheart" lease between the city and the Angler's Club for exclusive use of 43 boat slips .

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NEW  SMYRNA BEACH, Fla -- With the rainstorm winding down, the following advice comes from county officials as presented by Shelley Szafraniec, who said: As blue skies try to find their way over Volusia County again, waters recede and residents begin cleaning up their properties, public safety officials are urging residents to follow the safety tips and debris removal guidance below. In addition, due to the large amounts of water pooling throughout the areas, Volusia County Mosquito Control intends to aggressively work to offset the large number of mosquitoes anticipated in the coming weeks. Citizens can play an important role in helping to alleviate the mosquito problem by removing water from containers and following the tips listed below.

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DELAND, Fla -- Nearly 200 trails enthusiasts gathered Friday at Lake Beresford Park in West Volusia to celebrate Florida’s designation as the Best Trails State in America, said Volusia County spokeswoman Pat Kuehn. 

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