Stetson University basketball has experienced a resurgence of enthusiasm and hope this year with a new coaching staff and a young talented roster. A look back at the past reminds us that Stetson Hatter basketball was at its best one season, 45 years ago.
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Downtown DeLand will soon get into the Mardi Gras spirit with a Fat Tuesday Block Party on Georgia Avenue.
A Deltona man who reported his gun stolen after an anonymous sex party at his home last July has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual abuse of a child, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Though the tone and tenor of the meeting were generally civil and respectful, the longtime homeowners in a semirural section of Deltona are not relenting in their opposition to a proposed subdivision featuring small lots and closely packed houses.
Editor’s note: This story is the first in our series about housing.
The Volusia County Schools vendor for cleaning services, ABM Industry Groups LLC, came under fire at a meeting Feb. 11.
The house was packed at Trilogy Coffee Roasting Co. Feb. 7, for the Latte-Art Slapdown.
(DeLand, FL) – A former U.S. Air Force Academy baseball player who was killed in a pilot training accident last year will be honored with a flyover prior to the team’s season opening game at Melching Field on Friday.
Travel to West Volusia’s most beautiful trails, parks and springs at the second annual Spring to Spring Family Fun Ride and Trail Celebration on Sunday, March 1. The ride begins at Lake Beresford Park and finishes with a lavish barbecue, games and celebration at Blue Spring State Park.
A Daytona Beach man was arrested in DeLand in the early morning Feb. 10 after he crashed his car on the Stetson University campus after running over several bushes, a lamppost, several patio chairs and a table before smashing into a tree, according to the police report.
DeLand’s mayor and city manager were both surprised and very pleased when many more people than expected turned out Jan. 30 to find out about working as volunteers at The Bridge.
Every time you are driving along, you have to occasionally glance back in the rearview mirror. Right now, I’m going to glance back in that mirror.
The City of DeBary will be engaging a geotechnical firm to assess a small depression near the historic F-15 Eagle aircraft in Memorial Park.
In the mood for something baked? How about something chopped?
“Parting is such sweet sorrow,” Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet.
Some future residents of certain new DeLand neighborhoods could find themselves with higher property-tax bills to offset the impact of their new homes on roads, drainage and other city services.
A Downtown DeLand barber has been charged with sexual battery on a person younger than 12.
In the wake of the sudden departure of a second longtime member of Volusia County’s legal team, there are more questions than answers about the situation and how the employee got a nearly five-figure pay raise.
An Orlando man wanted on a charge of kidnapping a Deltona woman from her home Feb. 2 turned himself in at the Volusia County Branch Jail the next day, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Citing public safety as their overriding concern, Orange City officials are poised to spend tax dollars to fix a failing roadway on the town’s east side.
Shortly after 4 a.m. Dec. 5, DeLand police officers responded to a motel in DeLand, where they learned that a man had rented a room for himself and his girlfriend (in her mid-20s). Boyfriend said he and the young woman had “been in an ongoing intimate relationship for several months.”
Bill Mancinik’s recollections never fail to entertain. His column on the Athens Theatre evoked many strong memories, not the least of which was the War Bond Drive to see Gone With the Wind at the Athens.
A giant of the DeLand business world and an icon of the Downtown community has died.
It is official: Jane Shang is no longer Deltona’s city manager.
Protests about the City of DeLand’s sign rules have been heard — but changing the law will likely take months, as the city works to determine what the public, and the City Commission, want.
With the new Dr. Joyce M. Cusack Resource Center in the Spring Hill neighborhood of DeLand poised to open in spring, residents and community leaders met recently to discuss what kind of programs they’d like to see the center offer.
At the request of the developer, the Deltona City Commission Jan. 21 delayed action on a proposal to rezone 13 acres for a subdivision that neighbors say would be too densely packed for their neighborhood.
Rejoice! The historic daily newspaper of DeLand has finally been digitized!
Many of DeLand’s restaurants were represented in the 100 block of West Indiana Avenue Jan. 18 for the Taste of DeLand event.
Having received a vote of “no confidence” from a majority of the City Commission last week, Deltona City Manager Jane Shang is reportedly quitting.
It was the early 1960s in DeLand, and entertainment options for kids were slim. The main activities for young boys were pickup ballgames, building forts, and playing war. Air potatoes and oranges made great hand grenades. (Both are now in short supply.)
Sgt. David G. Ledgerwood American Legion Post 255 will host ceremonies in honor of four U.S. Army clergy who were credited with saving others from death in World War II.
Nestled in Downtown DeLand is a place as sweet as its name: Buttercup Bakery.
The countdown to the opening of Deltona’s first full-fledged hospital is on, and only a few days remain until the new facility will welcome its first overnight patients.
Books are often used to engage people in a variety of ways. It is a pleasure to introduce Florida native and West Volusia resident Sheri Shields. She is the author of the recently published book Venin Abyss.
There was shock and awe at Deltona City Hall, as a new rift in leadership surfaced. Another attempt to fire Deltona City Manager Jane Shang has failed, but this time it was supported by Deltona’s mayor.
Many people living on and around the shores of Lake Winnemissett are feeling suffocated by new development in nearly all directions around them, and by traffic problems DeLand’s growth has created.
The 16 cats and dogs seized from an animal sanctuary near DeLand last week are continuing to receive veterinary care, according to county officials.
Could a member of the DeLand Police Department be biased against you, without even knowing it?
This winter’s biggest model-airplane event will bring the buzz of small piston engines and the swoosh of tiny jet engines back to DeLand early next month.
The DeLand Police Department has made an arrest in a sexual battery case from Nov. 21, 2019.
The city’s cold weather shelter will open this evening, Tuesday, Jan. 21
An 87-year-old DeLand man was killed when his truck was struck by a freight train in an early-morning collision.
Augmented by volunteers, the Volusia/Flagler Coalition for the Homeless is preparing for its annual count of homeless people in the two-county region.
The Beacon answers some questions about the SunRail system and its future:
A barbecue establishment well known in East Volusia has branched out westward.
It was 8 a.m. and already muggy when around 130 red-clad members and friends of Volusia United Educators began taking their seats on rented buses.
Volusia County Animal Services officers removed 16 animals — nine cats and seven dogs — from an animal sanctuary near DeLand while serving a search warrant Wednesday.
Barring some unforeseen event or economic downturn, the values and prices of homes, buildings and land in Volusia County will probably increase at a healthy clip once again this year.
The view from atop the sixth floor of the Baumgartner building in Downtown DeLand is spectacular: The multicolored roofs of favorite shops and eateries are dotted with architectural details not visible from the ground. People and cars pass by along the streets 80 feet below, and the scene is…
If you’ve taken a stroll along the west side of North Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand, the flashy display made up of nine big-screen televisions inside the window of Wholesale Computer Outlet probably caught your eye.
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