Daytona Beach


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.”


Jennifer Hide claims runner-up finish in season-opener 

Jennifer Hide with the Bethune-Cookman women golfers / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Jennifer Hide, shown here in this file image, was instrumental in BCU's third-place finish Monday in the Tignanelli Towson Invitational.

PHOENIX, Md. – Bethune-Cookman junior women’s golfer Jennifer Hide shot a 4-over 148 in collecting a runner-up finish for the Daytona campus at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational on Monday, hosted by Towson University at the Towson Golf & Country Club in Phoenix, Md.

As a team, Bethune-Cookman finished third in the field with scores of 314 and 311 for the tournament. The total for Bethune-Cookman equaled +49, 625 throughout the par-72 course (6,139 yards).

B-CU Director of Golf Loritz “Scooter” Clark was happy with the results from the season-opening tournament, especially considering B-CU was the only team fielding just four individuals into the scoring.


Kyle Busch wins pole for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway / Headline SurferTodd Warshaw/Getty Images / DIS / Headline Surfer / Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, poses with the pole award after finishing the fastest during qualifying Friday for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH – Toyota dominated Friday’s Coke Zero 400 qualifying with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch take the pole and teammate Matt Kenseth joining him up front on the outside for tonight's 160-lap, 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.


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.


Headline Surfer banner / Henry Frederick, award-winng editor/publisher HeadlineSurfer.comAward-winning journalist Henry Frederick, shown here, is the editor/publisher and owner of Headline Surfer (, the 24/7 Internet newspaper launched Apri


DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star and 2010 Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray is enjoying the off-season by returning to his roots – karting.



Interview with the HenrysVideo by Multimedia Editor Serafina Frederick

DAYTONA BEACH -- Fresh off his resounding victory in the Nov. 6 general elections, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry has a special Christmas message for the citizens of New Smyrna Beach: "Share the love."


DAYTONA BEACH -- The final "Light Up Midtown" event is this afternoon with a "Christmas in Songs Gospel Extravaganza" from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St.


Volusia Tax Reform co-founder Margie Patchett: New face of government is being 'marginalized' through negative press coverage

Jason Davis in News-JournalThe Daytona Beach News-Journal published a story four years ago on  a fraud arrest charge dropped long ago against Jason Davis, yet it was presented as a big story earlier this month as shown in the inset snapshot graphic.

DAYTONA BEACH -- County Chair-elect Jason Davis said the Daytona Beach News-Journal owes him an apology and a front-page retraction above the fold where it published a story Dec. 6, with a sensational headline referencing a decade-old arrest on a fraud charge, something that he told the newspaper it already reported four years ago.