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A Deltona man has been arrested on charges of extorting more than $8,000 from a woman he met online, after he threatened to send photos and videos of her to her husband, family and employer, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
A $71,625 repair of the Historic Volusia County Courthouse clock — silent for two years — by the Cincinnati-based firm The Verdin Co. is nearing completion.
Coming soon to a mailbox near you: Volusia County’s preliminary tax notices for property owners.
DeLand resident Karen Reed recently returned from a trip to South Africa, where she participated in the distribution of gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need, as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Board members of the Spring Hill Community Redevelopment Agency present a beautification award to Stacey White and Danny Thomas Jr. for their work improving their family home at 902 Oakhurst Ave. in the Candlelight Oaks neighborhood of DeLand.
Lake Helen city officials were hopeful a long-overdue update of their charter would be on the ballot this year for voters, but those hopes were dashed after a public outcry.
Data collected by the 2020 census will affect how more than $675 billion in federal funds will be distributed to state and local governments.
Gilbert King, author of three books on the fight against race-based violence and injustice — two of them set in Lake County, Florida — is set to speak at the Historic Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The Town of Pierson is one of two dozen smaller counties and municipalities statewide that are sharing in more than $16 million in federal grants. Pierson will be receiving $650,000 to make improvements in the town’s water system, state officials said.
A Deltona man told a sheriff’s deputy July 25 that someone stole his Glock pistol, which had been lying on a nightstand in the victim’s bedroom. The firearm had been loaded and was in a holster.
“There are four or five jerky manufacturers in the state, and we’re the only one in Central Florida,” Mr. P said.
DeLand police have arrested a man accused of damaging decorative plant pots in Downtown DeLand and on the Stetson University campus.
With today’s massive Wawa, RaceTrac and other mega gas stations, it’s difficult to remember or even imagine the local service station.
A county panel is reviewing a proposed ordinance to permit restaurants to set aside areas where customers may eat with their canine companions.
A DeLand woman surrendered 15 dogs to the city — including 12 puppies — after at least one the grown dogs attacked a man in the 800 block of South Thompson Street this morning, the DeLand Police Department reported.
The Deltona City Commission has adopted a stormwater assessment that is 18.5 percent higher than the current charge.
Volusia County Animal Services officials are investigating complaints about a long-standing home for disabled and near-end-of-life animals near DeLand.
A 60-acre borrow pit near Blue Spring could become a wetland recharge area, if the stars continue to align for the St. Johns River Water Management District and West Volusia Water Suppliers.
At its meeting Aug. 6, the Volusia County Council approved 23 new positions requested by five departments. The estimated cost of the additional workers is about $1.5 million a year.
A woman living in the DeLand area told Volusia County sheriff’s deputies July 14 that a guy she doesn’t know “had rammed her gate with his vehicle and was rummaging through her vehicle.”
Two suspects were arrested Friday after deputies connected them to the theft of more than $14,000 from a DeLand ATM, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The parents of a DeLand-born-and-raised football star are lobbying the city to rename in his honor the park where their son’s sporting career started.
Nestled between Spring Hill Park and the Spring Hill Resource Center in southwestern DeLand is a modest building that was renovated two years ago to make a home for Spring Hill BBQ & Soul Food Lounge.
Deltona’s leaders have wrapped up their first round of 2019-20 budget deliberations, and both spending and taxes are poised to rise.
Orange City leaders plan to spend less on general public services during the next fiscal year, but property owners may still pay a bit more in taxes.
DeLand High School graduate Logan Taaffe has used lessons learned and his experience to pursue his goals — not only traveling to many parts of the world, but embracing all that our nation has to offer.
Faced with the need to move forward on long-delayed stormwater improvements, the DeBary City Council ratified a tentative 41-percent increase in the city’s property taxes.
Bill Mancinik’s “Native Reflections” column has inspired another West Volusian to share memories of the area’s past.
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will meet with municipalities and the public at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the second-floor Dennis R. McGee Room at Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach.
As another summer and another hurricane season set in, the greatest unsung hero of the season clicks on, sucking up electricity and causing our summer electric bills to soar. We’re speaking, of course, about air conditioning.
A DeLand veteran who served three tours in Vietnam and earned a Purple Heart was dismayed to learn his neighborhood’s homeowners association was giving him grief over flying the American flag.
Two decades ago, DeLand city voters overwhelmingly approved going $5.3 million in debt for a new, larger home for the DeLand Police Department.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service are holding an information session stabilizing the banks of the spring run at Blue Spring State Park.
Editor’s note: Professional guardians are court-appointed to care for the financial and medical needs of clients, called “wards,” who are incapacitated or incapable of making decisions themselves, and who have no other family or friends willing or able to take on the role.
Marcelo and Kimberly Vivero have owned Nonna Maria's Pizzeria and Italian Ristorante located in the DeBary Commons shopping plaza for the past four years.
Editor’s note: This week’s look back into West Volusia history comes from Michael Braddock of Astor. Braddock’s family first moved to Northwest Volusia in 1856. “There were some of the Braddocks who made cow whips, so I’m a Cracker,” he said. Michael Braddock has lived in Pierson all his lif…
A guy in Deltona got in a quarrel July 1 with his pregnant live-in girlfriend because she spent the whole day at SeaWorld.
An internationally-known grocer is preparing to set up shop in West Volusia.
When a collector offered to donate a Native American dugout canoe to Stetson University, Sue Ryan wondered where she would display such a large item.
Boaters in Volusia County waters will be seeing more wildlife officers on patrol.
“You really do have a plastic problem,” City Manager Dale Arrington told the Orange City Council at a recent meeting.
Just in time to celebrate what would have been Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s 144th birthday on July 10, students in the Massey-James Reading Academy visited her historical home in Daytona Beach on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University.
Volusia County sheriff’s detectives arrested three Deltona residents Tuesday on narcotics charges, just hours after two of them said they redeemed a winning Florida lottery scratch-off ticket for $20,000.
A 19-year-old Deltona woman and two Sanford teenagers were arrested early Tuesday in relation to a string of car break-ins in a Deltona neighborhood, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Two individuals went “shopping” at a DeLand-area grocery store late at night June 26.
On July 2 in Deltona, one young woman asked another young woman if she could braid her hair.
The West Volusia Beacon brought six journalism awards home from the Florida Media Conference in St. Petersburg July 10-12.
Editor’s note: Once again, Realtor Bill Mancinik’s “Native Reflections” column has inspired the contribution of a memory of growing up in West Volusia. This one comes from Jimmy Doyle in Rome, Georgia. Doyle grew up in DeLand in the late 1950s and the 1960s. He moved during his junior year i…
Two guys walked into a store in the DeLand area June 26. One of them took a box containing a new pair of boots off a shelf, and he put the new boots on his feet. Then he dropped his old boots into the box and put it back on the shelf.
A boyfriend and girlfriend recently rented a houseboat and spent the day on the St. Johns River. While out there, the girl asked the guy to hide her cash in a tissue box.
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