Volusia News Now

share

Key Words: 
Photo for Headline Surfer / John Johnson, who is expected to officially retire as president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University by early summer, if not sooner, poses with one of the planes on the campus, among the best private institutions in the nation for aspiring pilots and aerospace engineers.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

share

Top 100 Local Stories of 2014 in Central Florida / Headline Surfer®
Mry Horton of Melbourne finishes in top 5 in spelling bee on ESPN / Headline Surfer®
Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Mary Horton of West Melbourne, is interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel for her spelling expertise.

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Mary Horton, 13, of West Melbourne, spelled her way into the finals of the National Spelling Bee on May 29, in National Harbor, Md., but she finished in a tie for fifth and when all was said and done, among the top 12 contestants overall after flubbing the word "aetites."

Still, though, the Orlando metro newspaper's shining example of smartness showed she could stand up to the pressures of the national spotlight with the spelling bee carried in prime time on ESPN with zany video vignettes of the participants, including Horton showcasing her tiger-striped painted fingernails and her photos of family members, plants and cats.

share

Show Me the Money Volusia County: Battle over CRAs / Headline Surfer®
Flagler Ave ramp in NSB one of the busiest in Volusia County, Fla / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos & videos /

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys won re-election to her district 3 seat in 2014, in part by pledging to convince her colleagues on the dais in DeLand to approve new Community Redevelopment Agencies for New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater.

And soon after the election, she did just that, getting CRA passages for both cities in 6-1 votes with only County Chair Jason Davis dissenting each time.

Serafina Frederick, wife of internet newspaper publisher, threatened with death by politician / Headline Surfer®SANFORD, Fla. -- Now I truly understand how Trayvon Martin's parents -- Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin  -- felt about the way the investigation of their slain son's homicide was handled by the Sanford cops and local prosecutors until Gov. Rick Scott intervened by naming a special prosecutor leading to the trial of the century.

share

Newspaper Section: 
City: 

PALATKA, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lois “Darlene” Laibl-Crowe of Palatka and two other Florida citizens on Wednesday to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

share

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Tree trimming begins Monday, April 13, with clean-up along the streets throughout the town and at the Ponce Preserve, including the removing of dead bay trees.

share

share

OAK HILL, Fla. -- The secretive rocket plant code-named "Panther" that Daytona Beach insiders lobbied to be built on the former Oak Hill city dump has been scrubbed and is no longer in play, County Chair Jason Davis said.

The much-hyped proposal was never clearly identified and far toooften had citixens pittwd against one another and municipal and county leaders trading barbs for the past couple of months is no longer in play, County Chair Jason Davis said.

share

Newspaper Section: 
Key Words: 
Tobias Harris of the Orlando Magic / Headline Surfer®Orlando Magic star player Victor Oladipo / Headline Surfer®Photos foe Headline Surfer® /
Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo have proven themselves to be winners on and off the court for the Orlando Magic this season.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo were named co-winners of the 2014-2015 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for their efforts in helping with $1 million distributed to 21 Central Florida non-profit organizations in February.

share

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Upcoming book club meetings at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., include review of Henry James’ gothic ghost story “The Turn of the Screw” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7; & Anthony Marra’s novel “The Constellation of Vital Phenomena” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. For more info., please call 386-676-4191, ext. 21084.

Pages