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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Kem McNair's picture taking skills are only exceeded by his surfing abilities here in the seaside community known for its charm, ecclectic botiques and bars on Flagler Avenue.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Volusia County's two beach cams for online viewers is working.

The "Daytona Beach" beach cam at the Dunlawton approach in Daytona Beach Shores shows shows a blackened blackened screen with a brief message that reads: "We are havoing problems with playback. We apologize for the inconvenience."

The cam has been inoperable since last weekend. The audio is fine, but the video feed is off. The other county beach cam on the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp is working fine. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- While things have been calm so far this week along the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona and further south in Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna, the flying of the red flag Sunday was apropos, considering a rare instance of  three shark bite victims on the same day near the South Jetty on the New Smyrna Beach side.

Plus there was the rescue of a man in a boat that was overwhelmed by choppy waters and a teen swimmer injured when he was caught by surprise by a strong wave that slammed him head first into the bottom.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- An anonymous sand sculpturer re-created the Manhattan skyline, complete with the Twin Towers, on the Word's Most Famous Beach in Daytona in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is here where the hard wet sands, nurtured by the incoming surf, make it possible for beach driving to continue along certain stretches of the Atlantic coastline.

 

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Beach patrol personnel had somewhat ofd an eventfdul day on Tuesday, rescuing a swimmer in the Daytona Beach surf and tending to a dead manatee that washed ashore in New Smyrna Beach.

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By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When the purple flags are being flown along the World's Most Famous Beach, they're not for a Barney the dinosaur birthday party. The flags are a warning to be alert about jellyfish -- those nearly invisible critters that blend in with the soapy surf and sometimes wash up along the shore.

 

 

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Beach driving advocate Greg Gimbert is running for Volusia County chair / Headline Surfer®Greg Gimbert, pro-beach driving advocate, running for County Council / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Beach driving becomes a central issue with Greg Gimbert's entrance into the 2016 Volusia County elections.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The race for the face of Volusia County government has gotten ramped up with the driving force behind keeping cars on the beach seeking the chairmanship of the County Council in the 2016 elections.

Greg Gimbert, leader of the political action committee, Let Volusia Vote, joins an already-crowded field for the lead post on the seven-member elected body that sits on the dais of the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council chambers in DeLand.

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I recently attended a wedding in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The flight out of Orlando on Southwest had a layover in Chicago with a final destination in Newark, N.J.

We rented a car in Newark, spent time with family in Staten Island, then drove four hours upstate to Lake George. The wedding was held at a church in Glens Falls.

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