Daytona Beach

share photo / Deposed Daytona State College President Kent Sharples gives the thumbs up Nov. 18, after a separation-retirement agreement is announced by board Chairman John Tanner, shown here at left.

Daytona State College is in a world of hurt over $1.5 million taxpayer dollars used to pay the bills the Community Cultural Foundation incurred last summer when planned concerts failed to generate either public interest or money from ticket sales. Mayor Glen Ritchey's plan to bring back the LSO as a remedy is nothing short of a delusion.


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Photos by Henry Frederick / This scene setter shot Friday on Main Street in Daytona Beach, the opening night of the Bike Week, shows an empty street with a smattering of parked motorcycles.

DAYTONA BEACH – Reports of 500,000 bikers visiting this city are exaggerated and have been for years, tourism officials said. The numbers don’t add up said Bob Davis, president and chief executive officer of the Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- International Speedway Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Racing Electronics based in Concord, NC., both companies stated in a joint written statement.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Is it possible for any elected politician or wannabe politician in East Central Florida who has outdone Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood with his incessant personal attacks on those he sees as his mortal enemy and labeling them "Scumbags?" 


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- There is a 90 percent chance of rain by noon today and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms between noon and 3 p.m., then a slight chance of showers by late afternoon, according to the latest forecast for greater Daytona Beach from the National Weather Service in Melbourne.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never in his worst nightmare did Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett ever dream he'd make national headlines of his own 3 1/2 years after a jury in Seminole County acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

DELAND, FLA. -- 685 days have passed since Sheriff Mike Chitwood, the Scumbag Eradicator, was sworn into office. His first deliberate action: Ban  Central Florida's most prolific reporter from his press conferences, cut off the email media alerts, deny the press cards -- do everything he can to minimize the threat that he knows can upstage his mediocrity and overt cartoonish mannerisms.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The first opportunity for rain, and even then, it's slight, is a 20 percent chance of precipitation on Thanksgiving evening for greater Daytona Beach, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced Friday that it had made a non-binding offer to acquire outstanding shares of International Speedway Corp. not already owned by the billionaire France Family.


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1. Ashley Moody, R, Attorney General winner, 130,385 

2. Rick Scott, R, US Senate winner, 125,592

3. Jimmy Patronis, R, CFO winner, 125,852

4. Ron DeSantis, R, Governor winner 124,692

5. Matt Caldwell, R, Comm. of Agriculture winner, 122,589

6. Michael Waltz, R, CD6 winner, 122,467

7. Nancy Soderberg, D, CD6 loser,  103,626

8. Bill Nelson, D, US Senate loser, 102,624

9. Nicole "Nikki" Fried, D, Comm. of Agriculture loser, 100,702