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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- He was once suspected by a neighboring DeLand family of four of having deposited a dripping used condom covered with blood on the welcoming mat of their front porch in a perverse act of intimidation.   

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Not only did Mike Chitwood rely on Daytona's influential insiders to fund nearly two-thirds of his 2016 campaign for sheriff in 2016, the then-police chief also paid $3,000 to an ex-con for political advice. 

What better way to begin bringing Chitwood into the Sunshine and exposing his hypocrisies than today -- Friday the 13th?

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Nancy Keefer, CCE, president and CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be named chair of the Association of Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting on July 18.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A year ago, it was Ricky Stenhouse who won the war of attrition and NASCAR's signature July race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.

It was Stenhouse who be the cause of attrition Saturday night with the "Big One" that claimed half the field. But it was a little-known driver, Erik Jones, who passed the reigning series champion, Martin Truex Jr by .125 of a second at the finish line to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- East Central Florida's three tourism destination cities do not fare well in the 2018 rankings of US cities with a population of at least 25,000 residents. Sanford actually comes out ahead of Orlando and Daytona Beach with a rating of 4, with 100 being the highest safety rating. Orlando has a rating of 3. Daytona has the distinction of being ranked a 1, the lowest possible ranking from Neighborhood Scout.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona Beach resident Kelly Ferguson has been selected to serve as director of public and government affairs for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- As an experienced journalist who has closely followed the inner workings of Volusia County government for the past 10 years, I remain steadfast in my belief that Sheriff Mike Chitwood and County Councilwoman Heather Post (herself a former deputy), were rogue politicians who seized upon two phony crises over a three-week span fo force out County Manager Jim Dinneen. 

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DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County government provided the Daytona Beach News-Journal with compensation figures late this afternoon on the total cost of County Manager Jim Dinneen's exit but excluded Headline Surfer from the public information despite requesting it in writing.

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