Downtown DeLand business owner Bill Budzinski tells us about The Elusive Grape’s community-service work during the coronavirus shutdown, and shares his impressions of what Downtown DeLand might be like in the foreseeable future.
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Local COVID-19 coverage
It seemed reasonable — even socially responsible — to require an employee who had been feeling ill to be tested before returning to The Beacon office. But then ...
The Deltona, DeBary, Orange City Rotary Club was able to pull off what President Erika Benfield called “a miracle” April 15, by giving away toilet paper to those in need.
From feeding the poor to keeping up the spirits of isolated neighbors, area residents are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in typical West Volusia fashion: by helping others.
Shortages of toilet paper, face masks and other necessities have recently become a fact of life due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, but there’s one thing the crisis has provided plenty of: numbers.
DeLandite Richard Hewitt just wanted his neighbors to have a happy Easter.
In an effort to increase availability of COVID-19 testing in Florida, AdventHealth will offer 500 or more drive-up tests at Daytona International Speedway starting at 9 a.m. Friday, April 10. The effort has been led by the health care system and AdventHealth Centra Care with partners such as…
As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, there were 17,018 cases of COVID-19 in Florida, with 390 deaths. Volusia County had a total of 187 cases, with five deaths and 41 hospitalizations. Visit www.floridahealthcovid19.gov for the latest figures and to view the state's full report, which breaks d…