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  • Bike Week 2014 set to impress yet again

    Bike Week 2014 set to impress yet again
    With more than 70 years under its belt, Bike Week has proved to be a tried and true tradition. Hundreds of thousands of bikers pour in each year to enjoy the sunshine on their shoulders as they ride their motorcycles down the streets of Daytona Beach....
  • Jan. 25 Taste of the 24 at Daytona International Speedway benefits Volusia scholarship program

    Jan. 25 Taste of the 24 at Daytona International Speedway benefits Volusia scholarship program
    Taste Of The 24, a Jan. 25 event presented by Halifax Health, is kicking off a program that will award a minimum of 10 $2,500 scholarships to Volusia County high school students in May. Held during the running of the Rolex 24, the Taste of the 24 will...
  • SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way

    SunRail, I-4 toll lanes on the way
    This is the year that transportation in Metro Orlando fundamentally changes. By May, the region is supposed to get its first commuter train, the $1.2 billion SunRail system that will link DeBary in Volusia County with downtown Orlando and Sand Lake Road...
  • Scent of a thief: A mom-daughter duo are accused of stealing perfume

    Scent of a thief: A mom-daughter duo are accused of stealing perfume
    Police say they smell a couple of rats that have a nose for crime. Cops are on the scent of a Volusia County mother and daughter team accused of swiping more than $15,000 of perfume in Central Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Eryn Rice 39, and...
  • Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail

    Half-mile bike path could be start of coast-to-coast trail
    It's only a half-mile, but the bicycle path that the state has committed to build next summer in downtown Titusville could be the beginning of a trail that cuts through the heart of Central Florida and connects the east and west coasts. "This is the...
  • Flesh-eating bacteria attack elderly North Florida man after crab injury

    Flesh-eating bacteria attack elderly North Florida man after crab injury
    An elderly Florida man is in a Jacksonville hospital fighting a dangerous coastal-bacteria infection as the 27th suspected Vibrio vulnificus victim this year in the Sunshine State. George Clarke, 79, was infected with Vibrio vulnificus after a crab...
  • A Manatee Moment

    A Manatee Moment
    It's no secret that if you want to see Florida's renowned manatees in the wild, just head to a warm-water spot on a chilly winter day, where they congregate in fresh water springs and inland waterways. But when it comes to the summer months, with the...
  • Take a lazy river tour of St. Johns

    Take a lazy river tour of St. Johns
    There's an old joke about why the St. Johns River flows north, but out of respect for our good friends from Georgia, I won't repeat it here. Instead, how about a good source for facts about the longest river in Florida? That would be the St. Johns...
  • Different ways to dive into history

    Different ways to dive into history
    It's interesting to look at history, but it's even better to be immersed in it. This week's road trip will offer options for both experiences, starting with a random thought that worked its way into my mind on a recent visit to the Edison & Ford...
  • Tar balls, jellyfish and rip currents waiting at local beaches

    Tar balls, jellyfish and rip currents waiting at local beaches
    Beach blankets, boogie boards and sunscreen aren't the only coastal frills beachgoers can expect at the shore during the Labor Day weekend. Tar balls, jellyfish and rip currents — along with highs in the low 90s — will be waiting for beach...
  • Report: Beach officer who slurred Trayvon Martin has Facebook support group

    Report: Beach officer who slurred Trayvon Martin has Facebook support group
    A Volusia County Beach Patrol officer who was fired for posting a Facebook comment calling Trayvon Martin a "thug" has hundreds of people supporting him in a Facebook group, news-journalonline.com is reporting. Backers of Todd Snipes intend to protest...
  • Five superintendents asked to help review Florida test results before school grades released

    Five school superintendents, including Margaret Smith from Volusia County, have been asked to be on an advisory panel that will review state test scores before Florida calculates school grades. Education Commissioner Tony Bennett is pulling together the...