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The Volusia County Property Appraiser’s Office has released its refined numbers on the county’s property values and tax base, and the total value of all of its real estate — land and improvements — is almost $59.4 billion.

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It all started with a tap on her shoulder that day in 1943. Ruth Wilson had just taken her seat inside the Dreka Theater when she caught the eye of Virgil Linder, a Navy serviceman from Iowa dressed in his blues.

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Five minutes before the start of a School Board meeting June 18 — where members intended to name an interim superintendent for Volusia County Schools — board members were called away one by one to get the news: One of their top candidates, Pam Stewart, was withdrawing from consideration.

Citing fears they may be held responsible if someone gets hurt while playing, Volusia County officials have banned inflatable structures in their public parks.

The 2019 iLatina Awards luncheon was an exceptional experience that brought various cultural groups together to celebrate the many accomplishments of Latina women in our community.

Orange City has just been notified that its drinking water violated quality standards during 2018. The culprit? Byproducts of water disinfection called total trihalomethanes, or TTHMs.

More than a third of a century after the Florida Legislature enacted a landmark law to ensure all the infrastructure necessary for new development would be in place when the growth happened, Volusia County is ready to fine-tune its development regulations.

The I-4 Automall — subject of much controversy last year due to its sheer size and number of tall buildings, and its proximity to DeLand residents in Victoria Park — could end up looking like less of a behemoth.

Nearly six months after she admitted unintentionally violating Florida election laws by registering to vote using Deltona City Hall as her residence address, Deltona City Manager Jane Shang has made a deal that keeps her free and working.

The May 29 death of James “Jimmy” E. Cusack, a pillar of the West Volusia African American community, was a shock to many.

Standing tall at the corner of East Beresford and South Amelia avenues in DeLand is a dilapidated-looking historic home on a large corner lot. It’s the Stockton-Lindquist House, purported to be the oldest building in DeLand.

Are you seeking the perfect fit for your passion toward community service? Rotaract of DeLand may have just what you are looking for in an organization that supports its community.

DeLand’s Golden Hawks Radio Controlled Club will thank the City Of DeLand for the 25 years it’s allowed the club to use an abandoned runway as a model-airplane flying field, with an all-electric-powered air show Saturday, June 8.

After a tense four-and-a-half-hour meeting with standing room only, DeLand city officials voted May 28 to move forward on a plan that would see a local manufacturing firm redevelop the Old Volusia County Jail site.

City officials will consider a revised agreement next week that could lead the way for a local manufacturing company to redevelop the long-vacant Old Volusia County Jail in Downtown DeLand into a new retail-and-office complex.

Dust off your flashlights, test your weather radio and make sure the canned food in your emergency kit hasn’t gone bad: It’s hurricane-preparedness season once again.

By roughly a 10.5-point margin, Volusia County voters rejected raising the sales tax for transportation and water-quality projects, according to unofficial results released by the county's Department of Elections.

To the inconvenience of many homes and businesses in DeBary, Comcast’s cable-television service, internet access and email capability are suffering.

Suspended DeLand City Commissioner Jeff Hunter will be required to stay out of trouble for two years and follow a list of conditions as part of a deal to avoid more serious punishment for a drug charge he was arrested on last year.

Votes on Volusia County’s referendum on adding a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation and water projects are trickling into the Department of Elections office, as the May 21 deadline looms.

As a brief rain shower ended and a water-quality talk began at Stetson University’s Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center May 9, a loud hum filled the air. Outside, tucked near the south side of the building in a low-lying wetland area, a water pump was steadily draining the rainwater.

DeLand city officials have decided to tackle what they say is a growing problem with people stacking their belongings on and around public benches and sidewalks in Downtown DeLand and elsewhere.

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