488. Ponce Inlet Councilman Joe Perrone holds onto seat with 1-vote plurality

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Joseph PerroneCouncilman Joseph Perrone's is Volusia County poster boy for why every vote counts after his 1-vote margin of victory in the 2012 primary elections.

PONCE INLET -- Two races from the August primary went unchanged after recounts.

Ponce Inlet Town Councilman Joseph Perrone won re-election over Joe Villanella by one vote, a manual recount confirmed three days  after the Aug. 14 primary. The 1-vote margin in his favor remained the same, 609 to 608 over upstart Villanella.

Ponce Inlet Town Councilman Joseph Perrone won re-election over Joe Villanella by one vote, a manual recount confirmed three days  after the Aug. 14 primary. The 1-vote margin in his favor remained the same, 609 to 608 over upstart Villanella.

The narrowest of vote totals for Perrone's primary victory comes in at No. 489 in Headline Surfer's countown of the Top 500 stories as part of the 24/7 internet newspaper's 5th anniversary.

In another race requiring a recount, Shannon McLeish of Ormond Beach held onto her 27-voter margin over third-place finisher Jay Young for the right to go against Volusia County Council Council dist 4  primary winner Doug Daniels in the Nov. 6 runoff.

Daniels, however, would win that final race, handily.with 52 percent of the votes cast, 20,165 to 18,076.

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Award-winning Headline Surfer Editor/Publisher Henry Frederick is counting down his ranking of the Top 500 Stories throughout Volusia County, as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of the 24/7 Internet newspaper launched April 7, 2008. 

Recap Top 500 Stories: 

Joseph Perrone488. Ponce Inlet Councilman Joe Perrone holds onto seat with 1-vote plurality
Posted Tue, 2013-08-20 07:03
 
Tia McDonald with book cover489. Edgewater's Tia McDonald featured in book
Posted Thu, 2013-08-15 01:16
 
These young gals feed birds on beach of New Smyrna490. Flocks of sick or deceased birds dot shoreline
Posted Sat, 2013-08-10 02:21
 
Jason McGuirk quiet in NSB City Commission seat / Headline Surfer491. Softy Jason McGuirk gets NSB Commission seat nobody else wants
Posted Sat, 2013-08-03 03:24
 
492. Christmas comes early in 2010 for New Smyrna Beach with $402,500 fire rescue vehicle, complete with plaque
Posted Thu, 2013-07-18 05:13
 
Ormond Bech store robber locator / Headline Surfer493. Convenience store clerk in Ormond Beach draws own knife to scare off knife-wielding robber
Posted Wed, 2013-07-17 02:41
 
494. Former Oak Hill Mayor Donna Jane Bennett dies in 2009, a decade after exiting the political stage
Posted Thu, 2013-07-04 06:43
 
Lake Mary biker Mike Catchings at Biketoberfest 2011 in New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer495. Biketoberfest 2011 in New Smyrna Beach a bust
Posted Mon, 2013-06-17 03:51
 
Topless DeLand woman locator map496. Topless woman holds up DeLand traffic
Posted Mon, 2013-06-17 00:18 
 
Miami Dolphins great and Oak Hill winter resident Larry Csonka / Headline Surfer497. Oak Hill proud of its Super Bowl connection in winter resident Larry Csonka
Posted Wed, 2013-06-05 04:01
 
Stetson University's retired president H. Howard Lee / Headline Surfer498. Stetson University mourns passing of retired President H. Douglas Lee in 2009
Posted Wed, 2013-05-29 07:12
 
Pot washes up on New Smyrna Beach during July 4 weekend 2010 / Headline Surfer499. Kilo of pot washes ashore on New Smyrna Beach on July 4th weekend
Posted Fri, 2013-05-10 10:29
 
Henry and Sera Frederick / Headline Surfer500. Celebrating 5 years of covering greater Daytona Beach & New Smyrna Beach with 24/7 internet newspaper
Posted Sun, 2013-04-28 04:16  
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.