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Sparton Corporation, a leading provider of sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy and engineered products for the defense industry, recently announced it has completed the relocation of its headquarters from Schaumburg, Illinois, to its primary manufacturing facility in DeLeon Springs.

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Springview Woods — part of a 64-acre development that opened in 2018 — is expected to sell out nearly 1 1/2 years sooner than originally projected. Two of the development’s four phases sold out last year, and the 20-plus sites remaining should be sold out by next spring.

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Magic of Lights, the popular drive-thru, family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza, returns to Daytona International Speedway this year, operating Nov. 13 through Jan. 2. Back for its fourth year at the “World Center of Racing,” Magic of Lights is continuing to bring a dazzling display of …

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Passenger airline traffic has been slowly rising in recent months at Daytona Beach International Airport — DAB in airport lingo — although it’s still well below pre-pandemic levels.

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Taking the leap to entrepreneurship is an exciting and scary journey filled with pitfalls, sacrifices and rewards. Stetson University students and the community can learn about the ups and downs of running a business during virtual Entrepreneurship Thursdays.

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Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. recently announced it is raising its minimum full-time wage to $17 an hour, effective Oct. 1. The higher wage will be paid to workers who put in at least 32 hours a week in all 932 stores it operates, including those in Orange City and Daytona Beach, according to a sp…

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While they can’t be prevented, good planning is crucial for communities to survive and recover from hazardous events and lessen their overall impacts when they do occur. That’s the goal of Volusia County’s local mitigation strategy (LMS) plan, which recently gained approval from the federal …

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Social events are in short supply these days, but maintaining a social network is still essential — especially during a pandemic as millions of Americans are looking for work. Who you know is a very large part of the job search, so it’s not a stretch to say that networking can be the single …

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Jacksonville-based VyStar Credit Union obtained more loans on behalf of small-business owners through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) than any other credit union in Florida and is among the most in the U.S., according to data released by the United States Treasury Department in July.

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Don’t go looking for any organized opportunities to meet-and-greet political candidates in West Volusia this year. The Chambers of Commerce that serve this side of the county have taken their Hob Nobs online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dream Finders Homes, a national homebuilder based in Jacksonville, will start construction within the next 60 days at Rivington, a master-planned community with a traditional character on just under 300 acres on Fort Florida and Barwick roads in DeBary.

County to distribute federal assistance

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As families and individuals yearn to escape their monthslong quarantines, amusement parks, museums and other attractions in Central Florida and elsewhere are taking steps to reopen safely for their guests and employees.

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West Volusia has gotten a seat at the table in promoting the state of Florida’s tourism industry. Georgia Turner, executive director of the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority, was recently named to the Visit Florida board of directors.

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Rohr Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center has opened on DeLand’s northwest side, and its namesake practitioner is a man who was born and grew up in this West Volusia city.

Being free of debt and having an emergency fund are just two ways people can achieve financial freedom. But while those goals are easier to attain by people who still have their jobs, it also should be the goal for workers who are now unemployed or have had their hours cut, and for small bus…

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Orangetheory Fitness, in the Country Club Corners shopping plaza on DeLand’s south side, is once again open after a two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Karen Feaster has come a long way since she started at Daytona Beach International Airport as an intern in 1992 — all the way to the top. Recently, the Volusia County Council confirmed Feaster as the new director in charge of the county-owned and -operated airport.

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The two main providers of electricity in West Volusia have been making their annual preparations for hurricane season. And this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, both Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light have been changing procedures to protect their employees, customers and communities.

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AdventHealth nurses always are diligent and supportive when they care for patients, but recently a cadre of nurses at a hospital in Orange City went way above and beyond for one patient.

It happened in phases throughout May, but Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened nearly all its stores in six counties, including those at 1600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand and 891 Harley Strickland Blvd. in Orange City.

In the latest National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) report, Stetson University’s accounting program placed in the top 5 percent (13 out of 278 institutions) among medium-sized programs worldwide in relation to average student pass rates for first-time Uniform Certified …

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A change of leadership is taking place at one of DeLand’s longest-standing insurance firms. Matthew Maniscalco, currently the vice president of sales and marketing, will take over as president and CEO of Page Insurance Agency on Monday, June 1.

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When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced May 15 that gyms and similar facilities could reopen, the owners of CrossFit NIKA wasted no time in getting ready to do just that.

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Wellness-related businesses in West Volusia — everything from spas and gyms to recreational activities and medical offices — are ready to help people recover from the coronavirus pandemic’s effects.

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Volusia County’s Votran transportation system, the county’s three tourism advertising authorities — including the one in West Volusia — and cybersecurity issues will get some additional attention from the county’s internal auditor, it was decided recently.

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For many years, Performance Designs has been designing and manufacturing parachute canopies for the sport and military communities, employing just shy of 200 folks in Volusia County. But in late March, when the coronavirus concerns arose, PD closed its production facility on International Sp…

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