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The DeLand Historic Trust has partnered with the daughter of a famous DeLand musician in an effort to place a special marker on his grave.
The Volusia County Property Appraiser’s Office has released its refined numbers on the county’s property values and tax base, and the total value of all of its real estate — land and improvements — is almost $59.4 billion.
Drive-in movie theaters were a cultural staple of mid-20th-century America. Every community of any size had at least one drive-in movie theater.
It all started with a tap on her shoulder that day in 1943. Ruth Wilson had just taken her seat inside the Dreka Theater when she caught the eye of Virgil Linder, a Navy serviceman from Iowa dressed in his blues.
Plans for a new community that could bring as many as 272 new homes to a vacant site near DeLand’s hospital have moved forward, despite ongoing concerns from some neighboring residents.
In the wake of her plea deal on violating state election laws, Deltona City Manager Jane Shang remains safe in her position.
Five minutes before the start of a School Board meeting June 18 — where members intended to name an interim superintendent for Volusia County Schools — board members were called away one by one to get the news: One of their top candidates, Pam Stewart, was withdrawing from consideration.
The summer is off to a great start for our area youth, especially when they can learn from former Volusia County residents who are willing to share their many talents.
Editor’s note: Once again, Bill Mancinik’s “Native Reflections” column has inspired another West Volusia resident to write about growing up in this area. Keep them coming! Send your reflections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citing fears they may be held responsible if someone gets hurt while playing, Volusia County officials have banned inflatable structures in their public parks.
A critic of Deltona’s government has again put officials on notice of her intention to sue the city for allegedly wrongfully accusing her of a crime.
The 2019 iLatina Awards luncheon was an exceptional experience that brought various cultural groups together to celebrate the many accomplishments of Latina women in our community.
They were for it, before they were against it.
Orange City has just been notified that its drinking water violated quality standards during 2018. The culprit? Byproducts of water disinfection called total trihalomethanes, or TTHMs.
It can be a challenge for veterans to reintegrate into the job market after serving their country, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has programs to help.
Call it an offer they could not refuse.
Beginning June 7, Volusia County began accepting applications from income-eligible homeowners whose residence was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
More than a third of a century after the Florida Legislature enacted a landmark law to ensure all the infrastructure necessary for new development would be in place when the growth happened, Volusia County is ready to fine-tune its development regulations.
The mid-1960s was an interesting time for DeLand and Central Florida. President John F. Kennedy had declared that we would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and the Space Race was on.
The I-4 Automall — subject of much controversy last year due to its sheer size and number of tall buildings, and its proximity to DeLand residents in Victoria Park — could end up looking like less of a behemoth.
Nearly six months after she admitted unintentionally violating Florida election laws by registering to vote using Deltona City Hall as her residence address, Deltona City Manager Jane Shang has made a deal that keeps her free and working.
The May 29 death of James “Jimmy” E. Cusack, a pillar of the West Volusia African American community, was a shock to many.
Standing tall at the corner of East Beresford and South Amelia avenues in DeLand is a dilapidated-looking historic home on a large corner lot. It’s the Stockton-Lindquist House, purported to be the oldest building in DeLand.
Are you seeking the perfect fit for your passion toward community service? Rotaract of DeLand may have just what you are looking for in an organization that supports its community.
Some of the things that can turn a bad day upside down include a freshly made pastry, wholesome service, and a really good cup of coffee.
June 6, 1944: D-Day.
DeLand’s Golden Hawks Radio Controlled Club will thank the City Of DeLand for the 25 years it’s allowed the club to use an abandoned runway as a model-airplane flying field, with an all-electric-powered air show Saturday, June 8.
Volusia County’s property-tax base has grown by 8.5 percent over the past year, and more additional increases may be forthcoming.
The consulting firm that advises Deltona on its water and sewage systems has recommended price increases — including a 15-percent hike in water rates later this year.
After a tense four-and-a-half-hour meeting with standing room only, DeLand city officials voted May 28 to move forward on a plan that would see a local manufacturing firm redevelop the Old Volusia County Jail site.
Read our previous coverage on this situation here.
The industrial area of DeLand was once Downtown, in the middle of town. Lumberyards, bulk materials, gas delivery, etc., all were located within blocks of the city center.
After an eight-hour standoff at a gas-station parking lot at International Speedway Boulevard and West Parkway, near Daytona Park Estates, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office successfully took Neil Ryan Kirkland, 41, into custody without injury late in the morning of May 29.
As Americans mark the unofficial start of summer with a three-day holiday weekend, there is some good news on gasoline prices.
Earlier this year, Josh Oakley, a talented and passionate chef, took the reins at 1921, an art-accentuated restaurant in downtown Mount Dora.
Sabrina Hightower is one of tens of thousands of Volusia County residents whose pasts are strangling their futures.
City officials will consider a revised agreement next week that could lead the way for a local manufacturing company to redevelop the long-vacant Old Volusia County Jail in Downtown DeLand into a new retail-and-office complex.
Dust off your flashlights, test your weather radio and make sure the canned food in your emergency kit hasn’t gone bad: It’s hurricane-preparedness season once again.
By roughly a 10.5-point margin, Volusia County voters rejected raising the sales tax for transportation and water-quality projects, according to unofficial results released by the county's Department of Elections.
Congratulations are in order for a job well done by more than 80 students who received the Turn Around Award at a recognition program May 10 sponsored by FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools.
To the inconvenience of many homes and businesses in DeBary, Comcast’s cable-television service, internet access and email capability are suffering.
If you know folks who have been in DeLand for many years, ask them, “Tell me about the Sugar Top.”
Suspended DeLand City Commissioner Jeff Hunter will be required to stay out of trouble for two years and follow a list of conditions as part of a deal to avoid more serious punishment for a drug charge he was arrested on last year.
Votes on Volusia County’s referendum on adding a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation and water projects are trickling into the Department of Elections office, as the May 21 deadline looms.
Mention going to see snakes, especially poisonous snakes, and the whole family might recoil.
In a surprise move, the Volusia County School Board voted May 14 to negotiate an early exit for Superintendent Tom Russell.
As a brief rain shower ended and a water-quality talk began at Stetson University’s Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center May 9, a loud hum filled the air. Outside, tucked near the south side of the building in a low-lying wetland area, a water pump was steadily draining the rainwater.
Editor’s note: Another West Volusian has been inspired by our Native Reflections column to share memories of growing up here. Send yours to email@example.com.
If a Deltona resident has a complaint about an official at City Hall, and files the complaint in writing, what happens?
DeLand city officials have decided to tackle what they say is a growing problem with people stacking their belongings on and around public benches and sidewalks in Downtown DeLand and elsewhere.
Runners’ faces gleamed with joy as they crossed the finish line at another successful Girls on the Run 5K May 4.
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