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Volusia County News - News-Journal

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DeLand police say 15-year-old boy taken to hospital with gunshot wound

May 20, 2018 - 11:01pm
DeLand police are investigating a Sunday shooting that left a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound.The shooting that occurred at 6:11 p.m. at 509 West Hubbard Ave. is the third in the neighborhood in two weeks.When police arrived at the scene they found the wounded boy inside the house, police said. Dispatchers said the boy was shot in the chest.The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said DeLand [...]

Ormond Beach teacher blends life skills with scientific lessons

May 20, 2018 - 10:16pm
More than two dozen third-graders spread across Meri Albert's classroom at Pine Trail Elementary while their teacher flitted from station to station, not unlike one of the birds they were studying that nest in Ormond Beach's Central Park. Here she helped a group test an owl's eyesight. There she watched as they attempted to measure photosynthesis.But she couldn't be everywhere at once. At one station near the front of the room, a couple of boys ducked from view, intent on an [...]

Most recent tax documents show B-CU losing millions

May 20, 2018 - 7:34pm
The details in B-CU’s most recent tax returns provide a window of the private school's finances in the year leading up to President Edison O. Jackson's abrupt retirement in August 2017.

FHP: Port Orange woman walking on I-95 struck and killed

May 20, 2018 - 7:29pm
A Port Orange woman walking on Interstate 95 after running off the road was struck and killed early Sunday, Florida Highway Patrol investigators said.The 36-year-old, whose identity was not immediately released pending notification of her family, was struck as she walked south on I-95 near Port Orange around 2:20 a.m., said FHP's Lt. Kim Montes."It appears she ran off the road into the center grass median northbound on I-95, north of where she was struck," Montes said. "Her [...]

Keeping drivers moving during massive I-95 road project is a puzzle

May 20, 2018 - 7:27pm
DAYTONA BEACH — Drivers hurtling along Interstate 95 likely never notice it, and they shouldn’t, when gray pavement unites with bare, black asphalt.From atop the Bellevue Avenue Bridge, Robert Parker pointed to the stark intersection of roadways. It is, he explained, where old highway meets new and one of the many ways traffic is kept moving while construction continues widening the thoroughfare that runs for 382 miles along [...]

As hurricane season nears, Florida experts stress planning

May 20, 2018 - 7:17pm
Weather experts from Colorado State University — regarded as the nation’s top hurricane forecasters — predict another active season with 14 named tropical storms, seven of them hurricanes.

Deltona High School students publish book of black history poetry

May 20, 2018 - 6:59pm
DELTONA — Amanda Run sat on the stool in front of her class, hands clasped to the book that holds her poem."Colin Powell is a SUPERHERO!" Run read, sniffling a little before continuing. "He's like the golden panther of success!"Run, along with 20 classmates at Deltona High School, read aloud their Black History Month poems during a recent celebration of the release of their poetry anthology "Rhyme Rhythm Refrain.""When I heard we were gonna be published I was like, [...]

Daytona changes meeting comment protocol

May 20, 2018 - 6:52pm
Beginning May 2, the new policy became officially ending the government meeting after dealing with everything on the agenda, taking a 5-minute break and then reconvening to hear general public comments that can be about most anything.

Stephen Sevigny: 'Health care for everyone'

May 20, 2018 - 6:35pm
Stephen Sevigny, a 50-year-old Ormond Beach radiologist, credits a particular public school with helping him climb from humble origins. In this week's Florida Political Profile, the Democrat running for Congress talks about life with his wife, Gina, a dermatologist, and three children, Drew, Elizabeth and Kate, and what motivated him to run.  Q: Tell me about your parents, when were you born?Sevigny: Born in Providence, Rhode Island, I [...]

Puerto Rican teen whose family fled Irma excels at University High

May 20, 2018 - 6:19pm
ORANGE CITY — Angel Pagan-Candelario strummed his guitar strings, something he has been doing since he was a kid in Puerto Rico. A smile crept onto his face whenever he stroked the right chord."There are a lot of songs that I like to play," he said. "Guitar is my favorite class."Though Pagan-Candelario, 15, is enthralled by his guitar class at University High School, it's his performance in his academic classes that won him honors at a recent Deltona City Commission [...]

List of Daytona Beach-area service groups

May 20, 2018 - 5:54pm
Each Monday, The Daytona Beach News-Journal publishes a featured list. This weeks list is 156 service groups in Volusia and Flagler counties.1. AARP Chapter 1057 Ormond-by-the-Sea: Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. 386-673-5884; AARP Driver Safety Program: Classes for seniors: 888-227-7669 or AARP Tax-Aide: Free tax preparation [...]

List of Daytona Beach-area road work

May 20, 2018 - 5:51pm
Daytona Beach1. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge (Orange Avenue Bridge): Closed for bridge replacement until further notice. Use International Speedway Boulevard Bridge as a detour.DeLand2. S.R. 44: There will be single lane closures with flagging operations possible west of Florida Avenue from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.New Smyrna Beach3. North Causeway: Lane shifts are in place on the western [...]

Around Town: Deltona woodcarvers, Steak and Steak Gala, food truck wars and more

May 20, 2018 - 3:01am
Historic Preservation Board to meetVolusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Members and staff will discuss goals for the remainder of 2018; the possibility of a state historic marker for the Volusia County Historic Courthouse; and interns working with the county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. The public is invited to attend and participate in [...]

Florida Boat Show draws a crowd to Daytona Beach marina

May 19, 2018 - 7:28pm
The Florida Boat Show continued Saturday at Halifax Harbor and Marina in Daytona Beach.The show is where the marine industry comes together to highlight new boats with live music, a seafood festival, boating safety and seminars, and festivities for a weekend of family fun.Power boats, sail boats, kayaks, and marine accessories of all types were featured over 4 acres of dry park space and an in-water marina dock.The show concludes Sunday and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [...]

SHIFTING SANDS: Flagler's $28.3M dune restoration effort offers plenty of promise, but no guarantees

May 19, 2018 - 2:55pm
It's been three months since county officials began a do-it-yourself dune restoration project that eventually will encompass roughly 12 of the county’s 18 miles of beach.

Second plane at ERAU shown to have crack in its wing

May 19, 2018 - 2:44pm
An investigation into a crash that killed an Embry Riddle-Aeronautical University student and his flight instructor has found that another plane at the university had a crack in a bolt attachment within its wing, according to a federal aviation investigation.The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report this week that showed when inspectors examined a second Piper PA-28 aircraft, they found a fatigue crack that was similar to cracks found in the left wing of an ERAU plane [...]

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