Nestled in Downtown DeLand is a place as sweet as its name: Buttercup Bakery.
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The countdown to the opening of Deltona’s first full-fledged hospital is on, and only a few days remain until the new facility will welcome its first overnight patients.
Books are often used to engage people in a variety of ways. It is a pleasure to introduce Florida native and West Volusia resident Sheri Shields. She is the author of the recently published book Venin Abyss.
There was shock and awe at Deltona City Hall, as a new rift in leadership surfaced. Another attempt to fire Deltona City Manager Jane Shang has failed, but this time it was supported by Deltona’s mayor.
Many people living on and around the shores of Lake Winnemissett are feeling suffocated by new development in nearly all directions around them, and by traffic problems DeLand’s growth has created.
Could a member of the DeLand Police Department be biased against you, without even knowing it?
The 16 cats and dogs seized from an animal sanctuary near DeLand last week are continuing to receive veterinary care, according to county officials.
This winter’s biggest model-airplane event will bring the buzz of small piston engines and the swoosh of tiny jet engines back to DeLand early next month.
The DeLand Police Department has made an arrest in a sexual battery case from Nov. 21, 2019.
The city’s cold weather shelter will open this evening, Tuesday, Jan. 21
An 87-year-old DeLand man was killed when his truck was struck by a freight train in an early-morning collision.
Augmented by volunteers, the Volusia/Flagler Coalition for the Homeless is preparing for its annual count of homeless people in the two-county region.
The Beacon answers some questions about the SunRail system and its future:
A barbecue establishment well known in East Volusia has branched out westward.
It was 8 a.m. and already muggy when around 130 red-clad members and friends of Volusia United Educators began taking their seats on rented buses.
Volusia County Animal Services officers removed 16 animals — nine cats and seven dogs — from an animal sanctuary near DeLand while serving a search warrant Wednesday.
Barring some unforeseen event or economic downturn, the values and prices of homes, buildings and land in Volusia County will probably increase at a healthy clip once again this year.
The view from atop the sixth floor of the Baumgartner building in Downtown DeLand is spectacular: The multicolored roofs of favorite shops and eateries are dotted with architectural details not visible from the ground. People and cars pass by along the streets 80 feet below, and the scene is…
If you’ve taken a stroll along the west side of North Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand, the flashy display made up of nine big-screen televisions inside the window of Wholesale Computer Outlet probably caught your eye.
For those who have lived in Central Florida for the past few decades, the changes have been beyond belief.
Realtor Bill Mancinik’s “Native Reflections” column has inspired several other West Volusia residents to share memories of growing up here. Today’s contribution is from longtime City of DeLand Public Works Director Clarence “Bo” Davenport.
Existing homeowners in a rural setting on Deltona’s east side have scored a temporary victory in the battle to keep away a higher-density subdivision.
A police officer was sent to a DeLand supermarket Dec. 9 regarding an instance of shoplifting.
Still recovering from hurricanes in prior years, Puerto Rico is now dealing with an earthquake and aftershocks.
To understand more about the recent tensions between the United States and Iran, The Beacon talked to Dr. Sidra Hamidi, an assistant professor in the department of political science at Stetson University.
As part of our year in review, The Beacon reached out to every official elected in November 2018 to a position in which they had never before served, and asked them to look back at the year and evaluate themselves — their accomplishments and failures, and on how the job lived up to their exp…
Dave Rigsby liked to say he had the nicest office on Stetson University’s DeLand campus.
Almost 52 years stand between today and the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and the problems of disenfranchisement and racial inequality are as pertinent as ever.
A tornado touched down in DeLand late Saturday morning, damaging several homes throughout the city and causing an estimated $20,000 in damage to city recreational facilities in and around Earl Brown Park.
The City of DeBary has opened registration for its popular youth activities, with programs designed to appeal to various age groups and abilities. Through the City’s programs, approximately 380 of the region’s youth participate annually in athletic and team building activities, promoting a h…
A DeLand police officer found a gray-haired man in his early 60s asleep on South Alabama Avenue early in the morning of Dec. 13.
Hunter’s Restaurant has been at 202 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand since 1981, but that has not always been the restaurant’s home.
The City of Deltona is sponsoring a blood drive for OneBlood from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Jan. 16. Their mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.
As 2019 gave way to 2020 in Volusia County’s biggest city, the sights and sounds of war — albeit a fun war — commanded attention.
Editor’s note: Realtor Bill Mancinik’s Native Reflections column has inspired several other West Volusia residents to share memories of growing up here. Today’s contribution is from longtime DeLand-area insurance man and Realtor Vincent Gould.
More than a dozen vehicles driving on Interstate 4 and Interstate 95 were damaged Wednesday afternoon after apparently being shot at, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
A DeLeon Springs man has been charged with second-degree murder following a joint investigation by sheriff’s detectives in Volusia and Flagler counties.
The past 12 months have been filled with joy, sadness, progress, setbacks, and all manner of new challenges and opportunities for West Volusia.
ON THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, NO PEACE ON EARTH IN DELTONA — With Mayor Heidi Herzberg beside him, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood briefs members of the news media on the circumstances surrounding the death of a Deltona man who was shot by deputies Dec. 24 at his home on Gaucho Circle.
A Deltona man was shot and killed on Christmas Eve by sheriff’s deputies who were responding to a domestic-disturbance call.
Hidden in the heart of Downtown DeLand, on Artisan Alley — behind The West Volusia Beacon office and next door to Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. and the DeLand Wings — is a juice bar called Beeatroot.
Earlier this month, a Deltona native serving in the U.S. Navy was promoted to the rank of petty officer third class aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Months of secrecy and speculation, along with years of planning and behind-the-scenes dealing, have climaxed in confirmation of Deltona as the location of a major warehouse for one of the world’s biggest online retailers.
It was a dark and stormy night when two representatives from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Stephen Enloe, an associate professor at the University of Florida’s Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, descended on Lake Helen for a workshop on herbicides.
Not much appears to be going on at the site of the proposed I-4 Automall, but negotiations are going on behind the scenes to extend utility lines necessary for the Automall and other commercial development to be built there.
Update, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19: Deltona city leaders had planned on announcing the name of the company behind Project Normandy at a meeting Thursday morning, but they decided to hold off at the last minute.
New Volusia County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz has introduced a plan for vaccinating sixth-graders, along with three new or revised positions: chief of human resources, chief of information and technology, and deputy superintendent for teaching, leading and learning.
Does your pooch rock?
From the 1930s through the ’40s and a few years beyond, DeLand was serviced by a number of privately owned drugstores (today we might call them pharmacies).
The irony was not lost on anyone attending the event.
Dec. 1 marked World AIDS Day, a day set aside to remember those we have lost to the worldwide HIV epidemic, and a day for coming together to foster awareness about the disease and the future.
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