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Here are the individual high school grad rates for Volusia County, FL / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Volusia County School District's graduation rate is 76 percent, equivalent to a C grade. In terms of a grade, neighboring counties Seminole (80.3 percent), Flagler (80.4 percent) and Orange (81.3 percent) would all get a B- and Brevard would get a B+.

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DELAND, Fla. -- The DeLand Police Department is investigating an apparent shooting at what was described as a "large party" in a house in the 800 block of Valleydale Avenue where one person was pronounced dead on scene when DeLand cops arrived shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday and a second person died after multiple transports to the hospital overnight, a city spokesman said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- How ironic that the parents of 9-year-old Jose Angel Barrios would learn well after the fact that thick grey-colored packing tape affixed to keep windows from breaking during Friday's crush of Hurricane Matthew -- would continue to hold the glass in place three days later as he lay lifeless on his bed in the family's home at 113 Mason Park Drive, the result of acute carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in another room being used because the electricity had not yet been restored, Daytona Beach cops said.

 

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DELAND, Fla -- Although county offices will be closed on Monday due to clean up from Hurricane Matthew; the Department of Elections will be open from 8 am to 5 pm.
 

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DELAND, Fla. -- All Volusia County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday and that includes after-school activities and athletic events for both days.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Betty Jean Lappin Cogley was upset by the social media message her sister, Susan Lappin Mathes of DeLand, posted the day before she was killed when a tree fell on her after she went outside to feed her animals during Hurricane Mathew.

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DELAND, Fla. -- They say cats have nine lives. At 14, Sammie the Cat may have squeezed out his final lifeline with a little help from his new-found friends: DeLand firefighters who rescued the furry creature from a drain on April Fools Friday morning. No joke.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There are 71 teachers nominated by their peers competing for the honor of Volusia County School District's 2018 Teacher of the Year.

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By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer
DELAND, Fla. -- A representative from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will
explain the "do’s and don’ts of living with alligators" at 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 19, at the DeLand Regional Library.
Attendees can pick up some safety tips and learn what to do and who to call about nuisance alligators. Reservations are not required for this free program.
 

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VCSO holds 'Coffee with a Cop' Friday in DeLand / Headline Surfer®DELAND, Fla. -- The next installment of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office's 90-minute "Coffee With A Cop" program is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday at the McDonald's restaurant in the Brandywine Plaza just north of the DeLand city limits.

The 2-year-old program is part of a national initiative to further dialogue between law enforcement and citizens without heavy lectures or hidden agendas.

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