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Flagler County News - News-Tribune

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Palm Coast contractor being sought on fraud charges

September 21, 2018 - 7:14pm
The hunt is on for a Palm Coast contractor accused of promising to repair a woman’s driveway then bilking her out of nearly $3,500.Flagler County authorities have forwarded grand theft charges against Yosvel Basart to the State Attorney’s Office.According to a Sheriff’s Office report, a 63-year-old Palm Coast woman hired Basart, 36, of Blasdell Court, to re-do her driveway on June 16 and paid him a $3,494 deposit for the work. She did not know he [...]

Flagler County 11-cent tax hike squeaks past

September 21, 2018 - 6:39pm
The Flagler County Commission approved an 11.3-cent tax hike at its meeting Thursday.

Bandit picks off 600 pounds of valuable berries, Flagler deputies say

September 21, 2018 - 4:41pm
Flagler County deputies are investigating a complaint that someone stole nearly 600 pounds of saw palmetto berries from a Palm Coast picker’s propertyReginald Went, 63, told deputies he buys the profitable crop from pickers at his farmer’s stand in Bunnell. He also picks them himself, and said he collected Palmetto berries all day Wednesday then stored them in a trailer he parked in his front yard along Seoane Court. [...]

Charges pending against Palm Coast doctor accused of groping patients

September 20, 2018 - 7:21pm
Flagler County sheriff’s deputies are recommending criminal battery charges against a Flagler-Volusia family doctor accused of groping multiple women’s breasts during visits to his Palm Coast clinic.The Sheriff’s Office began investigating Florence Fruehan in May after a now 55-year-old Palm Coast woman reported that he led her into an exam room and groped her breasts through her blouse and bra during a May 24 visit. The agency announced that it was investigating [...]

Flagler candidate claims commissioner threatened his life

September 20, 2018 - 7:05pm
Dennis McDonald, an NPA candidate for Flagler County Commission, says Commissioner David Sullivan threatened his life during an interview posted that was posted on a local website.

Volusia group collects funds for Hurricane Florence victims

September 20, 2018 - 6:39pm
A fund has been established by the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties to send monetary donations to flood victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.Area residents interested in contributing can send checks to the Jewish Federation, 470 Andalusia Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL  32174. Donations of any amount, large or small are welcome, said Gloria Max, the organization's executive director. Those who send checks are advised [...]

Sherman returns to Flagler post

September 20, 2018 - 3:11pm
The deputy county administrator who retired in February has been rehired and will resume her old job.

Lady Pirates roll to close win over FPC

September 19, 2018 - 12:27pm
The two girls high school bowling teams in Flagler County this season are very evenly matchedm so it’s no surprise that last week’s head-to-head play at Palm Coast Lanes yielded a close result.Matanzas won it 5-2 over Flagler Palm Coast, but FPC was within four pins of winning overall and a couple of breaks here and there for both teams were critical. The difference in total pins, 1,918-1,914, worked in Matanzas’s favor and gave the Lady Pirates the team point for [...]

Report: More Flagler students enrolled in AP, IB programs

September 19, 2018 - 12:26pm
Over the past five years, the number of Flagler County students taking advanced classes has increased, but employment of minority teachers in the district remains low.

FLAGLER PERSPECTIVE: Landon's sudden firing raises questions, concerns

September 19, 2018 - 11:21am
After months of on-and-off discussions and recriminations, the Palm Coast City Council on Tuesday voted to fire City Manager Jim Landon.The move comes after Landon had announced plans last year to retire but he had wanted to stay on until August 2019 while an extended search for his replacement was carried out.But the clock finally ran out for the man who often referred to himself as “your favorite city manager” during his 11-year tenure as the city’s [...]

Landon out as Palm Coast city manager

September 19, 2018 - 11:18am
Assistant City Manager Beau Falgout named interim replacement; Landon in line to get severance package worth about $250K

SPARE CHANGE: New perspective on subprime loans doesn't make them attractive

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
Access to capital is a fundamental issue for small-business owners. It can also be a problem for prospective homeowners.Conventional wisdom holds that during the housing boom of the early 2000s, a significant number of home buyers turned to subprime mortgages to jump aboard the housing bandwagon. Those loans — offered to customers with lower credit scores and a greater default risk at a higher interest rate — are seen as a key driver of the housing bubble and formed a [...]

Flagler Readers Write

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
Query red tide cureThe recent red tide event and subsequent news coverage led me to look further into the perceived causes and cures for such an event.The focus on all of the articles I found was nutrients. Much study is being devoted to the contribution of on-shore nutrient sources to the development of red tide. Many well-researched studies of nutrient pollution on inland and near shore waters have been presented.What is missing from all this published [...]

POLICE BEAT: Restaurant fracas lands woman in jail

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
The following information was compiled from incident reports filed with Flagler County Sheriff's Office and Flagler Beach and Bunnell police departments. Any suspects named are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. PALM COAST — A North Carolina woman was jailed on Sept. 13 after causing an early morning disturbance at the Steak 'n Shake in Palm Coast, according to a Flagler County Sheriff's Office report. [...]

Lady Bulldogs win one, lose one in court action

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
Flagler Palm Coast’s volleyball fortunes have taken a decided turn for the better in the young 2018 season evidenced by a win last week over Atlantic and a 4-3 record through matches played so far.But there are still some hills to climb and one of those is the powerful New Smyrna Beach program. The two-time regional state finalists came to Palm Coast last Wednesday and meant business in a 3-0 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.FPC, under new head coach Trent [...]

Prep Football Preview: Week 5

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
FPC at PalatkaWHEN: 7 p.m. FridayWHERE: Memorial Stadium, Palatka.RECORDS: FPC 3-1, Palatka 3-1.COACHES: FPC, Travis Roland; Palatka, Willie Fells.Key Players: FPC — Nelson Paul, Sr. DE-OLB; Tallin Coates, Sr. MLB-DE; Dennis Shorter, Sr. DB-RB; Woody Dezius, Sr. DB; Marquise Gilbert, Sr. DB; Donovan Montoyo, Jr. QB; Damien Irven, [...]

FPC swimmers sink Atlantic at Belle Terre

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
The FPC girls swim team won all four of their events, including six individual races and two relays, Thursday in the dual meet at the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, beating Atlantic 120-50.Posting wins were seniors Rebecca Cronk and Laura Stumbre, who won three freestyle races and the 100 breaststroke individually, and Cronk’s younger sister, Micayla, who captured the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. The three Lady Bulldog swimmers and teammate Samantha [...]

'Sweeney Todd' heralds holiday season at Flagler Playhouse

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
Flagler Playhouse will open its new season with a little gothic intrigue featuring three weekends of “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Farewell reception set for Palm Coast’s first mayor

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
Palm Coast’s first mayor, James V. Canfield, will soon be relocating to Maryland to be closer to his family, and the public is invited to a celebratory send-off set for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave..Canfield’s friends and colleagues will share memories and make presentations and the formal program will begin at 3 p.m., according to a city media release. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to share memories and well wishes. [...]

Selection of the Month announced for September

September 19, 2018 - 3:01am
Linda and Dave Markey of Egan Drive have been recognized as September's Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.Dave moved to Palm Coast from Michigan in 1989. Linda moved from upstate New York in 2003. They met in 2008 and were married at Washington Oaks State Park in 2009. They purchased their home on Egan Drive in 2011. Much yard work had to be done as the grass and gardens were mostly dead and a circular driveway had to be finished.The [...]

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