EDGEWATER -- I took my family on a ride to Titusville to visit my in-laws just before the storms hit early Sunday afternoon, pelting us and so many others throughout Central Florida with marble-sized hail. Tearing through the cloudy skies were the Thunderbirds of the U.S. Airforce thrilling the crowd for the TiCo Warbird Annual Airshow. 


EDGEWATER -- Since Bike Week arrived, it's been quite noisy. I'll miss the bikers, but I won't miss the noise when they leave today.


Scant details on circumstances in press release 

Bicyclist struck in Edgewater / Headline SurferA bicyclist was struck by a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Ridgewood Avenue (US 1) in Edgewater.

EDGEWATER -- A 57-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition this morning at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle Tuesday night in the southbound lanes of US 1, Edgewater police said in a press release.

The bicyclist in the 7 p.m. incident was identified as Paul L. Alty, an Edgewater resident. Police didn't release details on vehicle involved nor did the release the name of the driver. Police also did not say if it was a hit-and-run or some other circumstance.


Drugs and ledger recovered in wooded area of Oak Hill

Jennifer Huffman in custody on drug charges / HesdlineSurfer.comEDGEWATER -- An Edgewater woman is facing numerous drug charges after she was spotted walking into the woods with what turned out to be a portable meth lab in a bag, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said.

Narcotics investigators also recovered a ledger that appeared to be used to document drug sales, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said, leading to the arrest of 33-year-old Jennifer Huffman (on charges that included manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her initial bond was set at $155,000.


Pedestrian killed in Edgewater / Headline SurferThis snapshot graphic shows the location in the 2300 block of Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater where a 75-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Monday.

EDGEWATER -- Edgewater cops are looking for a hit-and-run motorist who struck and killed a 75-year-old person walking north in the 2300 block of South Ridgewood Avenue at 6:55 p.m. Monday.


Devastsation from tornado that damed 90 homes Monday near Edgewater.EDGEWATER -- The numbers speak volumes as to the wrath of Monday's tornado on the Terra Mar Village Community with $1.7 million in damage to 90 homes. That's three times as many homes as Volusia County officials estimated shortly after the fast-moving storm that spawned what the National Weather Service in Melbourne said was EF1 tornado.


Fishing boat captain captures in dramatic video what appears to be a tornado

Tornado hits Edgewater area on Monday nightThis dramatic raw video footage was shot by inshore fishing boat tour Capt. Drew Cavanaugh that he described Monday night as a tornado near Edgewater, where two dozen-plus manufactured homes were damaged.

EDGEWATER -- County officials stopped short of calling it a tornado in favor of "significant wind event" that damaged at least 30 homes, a third of them sustaining moderate to heavy damage, early this evening in the Terra Mar subdivision off US. 1 just south of the Edgewater city limits.


Jason Davis wins County Chair race over Carl PersisEDGEWATER -- County Chair-elect Jason Davis could be on the job on or about Dec. 1 by virtue of appointment by Gov. Scott to fill the county chairmanship vacated by Frank Bruno the day before the general elections.

"I got a call from the governor's appointment staff informing me of his decision to name me chairman," Davis told Headline Surfer, adding he was excited about the governor's decision.

"There's a lot of work to be done and I'd like to get started as soon as possible," Davis said Wednesday night from his Edgewater home.


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EDGEWATER -- Local gal Tia McDonald, 19, who has travelled quite a bit in her young modeling career, including a spot in an MTV music video shoot, was recently in Australia, where she took part in the making of a book, "Faiy Tale -- Once Upon a Time, Act 1," by Somsay Toumngeun, including being on the cover and the inspitration for one of the characters.


EDGEWATER A friend called me earlier and asked me if I knew what today's date is? Since I haven’t been working, I usually am lucky if I know what day of the week it is let alone the date. My friend was distressed that I didn’t know that the date is the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Had I known what today’s date was I would have known what he was referring to.