Editor’s note: Greater Union Life Center in DeLand is sponsoring Black History Month 2021 banners honoring 16 individuals who have made a positive impact on the city of DeLand, and Volusia County. The banners have been installed along Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand, and The Beacon has…

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available at CVS Pharmacies, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this morning, Feb. 23. Among the list of included counties is Volusia, which will start with one pharmacy administering the vaccine for the county.

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Volusia County Schools has received the Teacher Salary Increase Allocation (TSIA) funds from the Florida Department of Education. These funds will allow a 2.5-percent minimum salary increase for VCS teachers and increase minimum district teacher pay to $44,335. 

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Editor’s note: Greater Union Life Center in DeLand is sponsoring Black History Month 2021 banners honoring 16 individuals who have made a positive impact on the city of DeLand, and Volusia County. The banners have been installed along Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand, and The Beacon is …

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Editor’s note: Greater Union Life Center in DeLand is sponsoring Black History Month 2021 banners honoring 16 individuals who have made a positive impact on the city of DeLand, and Volusia County. The banners have been installed along Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand, and The Beacon is …

Charles Williams was a man of many roles: military veteran of Vietnam, Purple Heart recipient, first local African American building inspector, teacher, church deacon, NAACP president, Lake Helen city commissioner, and civil-rights activist working in North Carolina alongside the Rev. Jesse …

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Lake Helen has chosen a city administrator: Lee Evett, former city manager of Frostproof, former public works director of Okeechobee County, and Lake Helen’s interim city administrator for the past two months.

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Family-owned Hunter’s Restaurant has been in Downtown DeLand longer than many DeLandites have lived here. And now the restaurant is moving to the fourth location of its 72-year history.

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Editor's Note: These comments on Black History Month and inspiring Black Americans were collected by Dr. Primrose Cameron, a columnist for The Beacon, and Sean King, founder of Man-Up Mentoring, during their visits with young students around the community.

The Florida Department of Education is providing $500 reading scholarships to eligible students for accessing services to improve reading. Detailed information and forms for each eligible student were sent home from your child’s school. The eligibility requirements are for third- through fif…

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First Presbyterian Church of DeLand and The Society of St. Andrew are helping to feed the hungry by having a second free food distribution in DeLand 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. Each food box will feed a family of four for a week. Each family will get two weeks of food.

So many of the phone calls we get are spam. Whether it's someone getting in touch about car insurance or telling us we’ve won a cruise, these calls aren’t worth the time it takes to answer the phone. 

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Deltona resident Ada Avila celebrated a big birthday this year — 111. While her birthday parties typically feature visits from some of her 37 direct descendants, things were a bit different this year.

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Frank Garaitonandia, art teacher at Citrus Grove Elementary School in DeLand, has been selected Volusia County Schools’ 2022 Teacher of the Year. He was chosen from among 71 nominees representing schools countywide, and will now represent the Volusia School District in the state Teacher of t…

Editor's note: Greater Union Life Center in DeLand is sponsoring Black History Month 2021 banners honoring 16 individuals who have made a positive impact on the city of DeLand, and Volusia County. The banners have been installed along Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand, and The Beacon is …

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The Halifax Health | UF Health Medical Center fully opened its doors in Deltona Feb. 4, 2020. Now, after a hectic year that included a pandemic, the Deltona hospital celebrated its first birthday. 

We’re often asked, “What’s the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?” The answer is: There’s not a single “best age” for everyone.The most important thing is to make an in- formed decision. Base your decision about when to apply for benefits on your individual and family circumsta…

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to remind Medicare beneficiaries to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to health care fraud during this pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this …

Editor's note: The answer to a reader's question kicks off our series of profiles of West Volusians who figure prominently in our community's Black history. 

DeLand’s many miles of aging water mains — some of which date from the 1940s — are still in good condition, DeLand’s Public Services Director Keith Riger said, despite a dramatic break that occurred underneath an intersection near Downtown DeLand Jan. 25.

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Update, Feb. 9: According to a press release from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Walmart, Sam's Club, Winn-Dixie and more Publix pharmacies will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Friday, Feb. 12. 

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