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The uptick in property values, increase in population, and subsequent lack of available rental units has conspired to create a perfect storm in DeLand that is mirrored not only in nearby cities but across the United States.

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None of my five children live within 1,000 miles of me, so they have been better than usual in calling me during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mother is, after all, old and vulnerable.

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As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were 1,330 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Florida residents. The number of cases in Volusia County rose to 18, with nine being travel-related. 156 Volusia residents were tested, with 131 testing negative, 16 testing positive and nine results pending.

Two polling stations located in assisted-living facilities are to move for the March 17 primary, the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office said, due to fears surrounding the new coronavirus.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby announced Thursday that face-to-face classes would end this weekend at the college.

A curious confluence of events brought DeLandite Kelly Bowen to The Beacon office with an unusual story that stretches back over 100 years and spans two genocides.

Barring some unforeseen calamity, Volusia County’s voters will decide eight months from now whether to renew two programs — one to preserve environmentally sensitive lands and the other to pay for cultural projects — that have been in effect since 2001.

First responders joined with representatives of the armed forces, public-health organizations and other government agencies in providing high-school students with impressive displays of what they do and how they do it.

Some Deltona city commissioners expressed frustration at a recent meeting over being left in the dark regarding negotiations for Deltona's currently-under-construction Amazon distribution center.

The owner of Ritter’s Towne Pharmacy at 120 E. New York Ave. in Downtown DeLand is blaming a serious decline in the independent pharmacy industry for the sudden closure of her store.

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