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Volusia County — all that we know of in terms of land, homes, buildings and other man-made improvements — is worth more now than it has ever been.

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With thousands of tests for the novel coronavirus being conducted daily throughout the state and country, some people in West Volusia and elsewhere have been forced to wait weeks to get their results.

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After years of waiting, Volusia County is ready to widen the last segment of a major thoroughfare that has become both a commercial corridor in Deltona and a partial alternative route for some commuters who work in metropolitan Orlando.

Studies show that easy access to books during the summer can reduce a loss in reading skills from one school year to the next. Educators refer to this loss as a "summer slide." 

For the past eight weeks, on the campus of Stetson University, all has been quiet as the 2,000-plus students who normally would be holed up in computer labs and library nooks — or eating in the cafeteria and attempting to unwind on the quad — are completing their school work from home, thank…

Despite the slowdown of the economy caused by the novel coronavirus, at least one sector appears to be holding its own: local farmers and plant nurseries.

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.

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 ...

Operators of the Orange City card room have asked the city government for permission to allow bigger crowds of fortune seekers, but when city officials will act on the request is not clear — largely because of the coronavirus, which has closed the card room and changed the way the Orange Cit…

While many West Volusians are cautiously optimistic that the worst of COVID-19’s human toll in the area is in the rearview mirror, city leaders are bracing for the impact on municipal coffers.

THE LATEST: As of 10 a.m. Monday, May 4, Volusia County had 513 positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 26 deaths and 85 hospitalizations. A total of 10,554 COVID-19 tests have been done in Volusia County. Some 96 Volusia County cases are said to be travel-related, while 349 people had conta…

We check in with three local nonprofit organizations to see how they’re handling the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic financially and otherwise, and how they may have changed their operations in response to the pandemic. A 4-minute read.

Poor ridership on a Votran bus route serving Deltona has prompted county officials to drop a bus route created last year.

In response to the cancellation of regularly scheduled Parks & Recreation activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of DeBary is launching virtual activities for parents and children to engage in at home.

This year, because of the governor’s safer-at-home declaration, Orange City is inviting residents to join them for a “virtual” celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 24. Mayor Gary Blair will go live on Facebook at 10 a.m. to read the children’s book We Planted a Tree.

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