Construction on a project to replace many of the trees lining a prominent Downtown DeLand street has largely wrapped up.
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West Volusia’s landscape is dotted with small farms and ranches owned by a wide range of folks, including young professionals, retirees and full-time farmers.
Although the project is not scheduled for a decade, state road planners are already working on the long-anticipated four-laning of U.S. Highway 17, north of DeLeon Springs.
The African American Museum of the Arts at 325 S. Clara Ave. in DeLand is celebrating its 25th year.
Woodland Boulevard in Downtown DeLand was closed for several hours this morning while police investigated a fatal stabbing that left a trail of blood spanning several blocks along the roadway.
I arrived at this year’s Deltona Bacon & Brew Fest parched and hungry — in perfect condition to partake.
I am the youngest of three sons. Growing up, we all shared one bedroom, where our thoughts, ideas and goals were a constant in our conversations.
A Deltona man arrested last year for burning a 3-year-old girl by allegedly putting her in an oven has been arrested again on a charge of pouring boiling water on a 3-year-old boy, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
DeLand's Golden Hawks Radio Control Club will host a national scale-model event Oct. 17-20 at the club’s flying field next to DeLand Municipal Airport. West Volusia fans of scale-model aviation are invited.
A severely disabled Deltona teen celebrated a milestone with a thrill ride, thanks to friends who made it possible on the eve of his 16th birthday.
A government agency tasked with providing medical care for about 1,600 of West Volusia’s poorest residents recently adopted a new budget and lowered its property-tax rate.
While federal officials await permits and surveys, members of Lake Helen’s citizen-run Committee to Save Lake Helen Lake took matters into their own hands.
A giant warehouse and distribution center planned in Deltona won the City Commission’s unanimous approval Oct. 7.
This year’s Sport Aviation Showcase on DeLand Municipal Airport is expected to bring more than 5,000 aviation-minded visitors to town Nov. 14-16, and more than 100 volunteers are needed to help.
Firefighters’ Memorial Park in Deltona has some new playground equipment for children who, because of disabilities, may otherwise not be able to frolic with friends.
Hundreds of Central Florida jazz fans will come together in DeLand for the “Thin Man” Watts Jazz Fest Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19.
Update: Diana Rodriguez and her baby, Daniela, have been located safe and in good condition in Maryland. The Florida Department of Children and Families is working in conjunction with authorities in Maryland to return them home and provide services to the family.
A DeLand Middle School student has been arrested and charged with threatening to bring a gun to school and commit violence.
Building a home or commercial building in Orange City now costs more, following the City Council’s decision to increase the town’s impact fees.
My thanks to the various contributors of articles about DeLand and their personal memories, to which many of us can relate.
Volusia County residents should be wary of a letter in the mail mimicking the look of the federal census, according to county officials.
A suspicious package was delivered to University High School in Orange City Friday morning, causing the school to go on lockdown while law enforcement investigated.
When DeLand’s Fire Station 81 was built in 1973, it was a state-of-the-art home for the city’s firefighting corps.
Imagine you are the chief in a village in Ghana so remote and poor that no one remembers ever seeing a white visitor. Then imagine a silver-haired American medical doctor and his team sweeping into town with a mission to test and treat every villager’s maladies.
If you’ve gone on a lengthy drive recently, odds are, by the end of your journey, your car’s hood and windshield were covered in the corpses of unlucky lovebugs.
With the start of the new fiscal year Oct. 1, property owners in DeBary face a whopping tax bill, but city leaders say it is for a good cause — namely, improving drainage.
Quentin Wyche, 31, served nine years in prison for second-degree murder for a homicide he says was committed in self-defense. He was released to his home and his family in DeLand on July 30.
Our residents in West Volusia exhibit servants’ hearts daily. Damian Coulson, owner of Divine Choice, has made it his mission to not only help those in need where he resides, but also where he grew up.
Every morning, Somchinh Ketsatha prepares sauces that will be used later in the day at the restaurant she and her sons own, Oudom Thai & Sushi.
Three people were killed Sunday when their small plane crashed and caught fire in a wooded area west of DeLand.
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 week’s article comes from Michael Braddock, whose family has been in Northwest Volusia for 163 years. Do you have memories to share of …
Volusia County’s effort to prevent a restructuring of our local county government goes to court once again in Tallahassee Oct. 3.
Living in the biggest city in Volusia County will soon cost more.
The dirt-track-racing community will gather for a big night in Barberville Saturday, Sept. 28, in memory of one of their own: veteran racer and two-time track champion Dennis North, who died suddenly in 2011, leaving behind his wife, Julie, and their 5-year-old son, Cole.
Election 2019: Incumbent Mayor Daisy Raisler and Vice Mayor Vernon Burton are both running for mayor.
After years of planning, dreaming, brainstorming and visioning, the countdown is on to the opening of DeLand’s homeless shelter.
Dylan Ceglarek is an anomaly among the three boys accused of involvement in the death by strangulation of 46-year-old DeBary resident Gail Cleavenger in November 2018.
A couple of weeks ago, Lake Helen native and Mr. Virginia 1984 Raymond Long invited me to dinner at Papa’s Pizza & Subs before we both attended a City Commission meeting across the street in Lake Helen City Hall.
“A New Horizon on the Hill” was this year’s theme for the 17th annual TURN Festival and Job Fair in DeLand’s Spring Hill neighborhood Sept. 14.
An Orange City police officer fired his weapon at a fleeing stolen vehicle that was driving toward him, according to an Orange City police spokesman.
Deltona’s Planning and Zoning Board has approved a request to rezone 85 acres next to Interstate 4 on the city’s north side, to allow an as-yet-undisclosed company to build and operate a huge warehouse and shipping complex.
You may not know much about art, but supporters of DeBary’s Gateway Center for the Arts have something you may like.
Volusia County sheriff’s deputies and detectives are looking for three suspects who robbed a Deltona jewelry store Wednesday afternoon.
Nearly every weekday, at around 2:30 p.m., hundreds of students eager to finish their school day pour out of George Marks Elementary School in DeLand.
Discussion at its Sept. 17 meeting indicates the seven members of the Volusia County Council may not be of one accord on backing away from SunRail to DeLand.
Ten days after Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas with apocalyptic wind and rain, the lighthouse on the Abaco Islands’ Elbow Reef shone its beacon of light once again.
A popular community park in a predominantly African American section of DeLand has officially been renamed in honor of one of the city’s most athletically distinguished sons.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 1 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, two unknown suspects brandishing firearms robbed the Circle K gas station at 2185 W. New York Ave. in west DeLand.
The ongoing effort to collect relief supplies for the Bahamian people left homeless and impoverished by Hurricane Dorian continues, with the goal of shipping some much-needed goods to the islands in early October.
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