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May 2018 Blog Archive

Some Port Orange Residents say 'No' to Yorktown Extension Wed, May 30, 2018 Port Orange, FL- A meeting is taking place in the cafeteria at Horizon Elementary School tonight from 6pm-8pm. Willow Run, Oakbrook, and Hidden Lakes subdivisions and the city of Port Orange will be discussing the Yorktowne Blvd Extension and the pro... Read More

Sheriff's office investigates triggering Snapchat video featuring teens holding firearms Fri, May 25, 2018 On Wednesday, a Snapchat video featuring two unsupervised juvenile boys holding firearms and ammunition was reported to The Port Orange Police Department by a concerned parent. Though no threats were made in the video, the video was recorded at the ... Read More

Port Orange: Second Small Plane Crash in 3 Days Fri, May 25, 2018 On Thursday afternoon, a small single-engine aircraft crashed due to mechanical failure, making it the second airplane to crash outside of Port Orange within three days. The pilot, 71-year-old Arthur Taxam, was heading to the Spruce Creek Fly-In whe... Read More

Theft Ring Stealing Nearly $1 Million in Home Depot Merchandise Dismantled Fri, May 25, 2018 After a 5-month investigation, Volusia County Sheriff’s detectives have broken apart a ring of thieves who have stolen nearly $1 million worth of high-end drills and power tools from Home Depot locations throughout Central Florida. The thieves... Read More

Food Truck Wars Comes to Port Orange: Rescheduled to June 30th Thu, May 24, 2018 This event has been rescheduled to June 30th 12pm-7pm. Port Orange, FL - On May 26th, 2018, Food Truck Wars will be taking place in Port Orange at Riverwalk Park. Admission is free and the event begins at 12pm and lasts until 7pm. There will be 40... Read More

Vehicle Driven into Port Orange Lake Wed, May 23, 2018 Port Orange, FL- Around 2:00AM on May 23rd, 2018, Port Orange Police Officers responded to a vehicle that had driven into a lake. The lake was located near 1270 Reed Canal Road. It was reported that two people inside the vehicle were able to get ou... Read More

Spruce Creek Fly-In Plane Crash Leaves 1 Man Killed and 1 Critically Injured Wed, May 23, 2018 A small plane crashed Tuesday night in the Spruce Creek Fly-In gated aviation community. 1 man was killed and the other man was critically injured. According to Volusia County Spokeswoman Laura Williams, the single-engine, private plane nearly hit ... Read More

Port Orange DUI Checkpoint ‘A Success’ Tue, May 22, 2018 Port Orange, FL- Port Orange Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint on Friday, May 18. The checkpoint occurred between the hours of 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM in the 1300 block of Dunlawton Avenue. The checkpoint was part of a requirement to fulfill ... Read More

Local Restaurants to Gather at A Tasteful Affair 2018 Tue, May 22, 2018 On Thursday, May 31, The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will be hosting “A Tasteful Affair 2018” at The Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. The area’s best restaurants and caterers will be... Read More

Port Orange Community Clean-up Event June 9th Thu, May 17, 2018 On Saturday morning, June 9th the City of Port Orange, in collaboration with Volusia County Volunteers, will be hosting a Community Roadside Clean-up event in the Commonwealth area. Volusia County Volunteers is a non-profit organization that hosts ... Read More

Port Orange Mayor Participates in Ride Along Thu, May 17, 2018 Port Orange Mayor Donald Burnette participated in a ride along with Port Orange Police Officer Zachary Burd last Friday night. Mayor Burnette was with Burd from 6pm -1am on Friday, May 12 and says they “stayed very busy the entire time.&rdquo... Read More

2018 "Click It or Ticket" Initiative Wed, May 16, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching Border to Border (B2B),  a 1-day nationwide seatbelt awareness event. The event will be held Monday, May 21 and Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is one of the state hig... Read More

Negotiations with Volusia County Teachers' Union to Resume Tue, May 15, 2018 Volusia County, FL- The Volusia United Educators Organization will be continuing negotiations with the school district for better pay Tuesday. This is the 4th negotiation session and Andrew Spar, president of the Volusia County United Educators says... Read More

Volusia County: Voters May Have to Pay $1 Million for Special Election Mon, May 14, 2018 The decision to postpone including a sales tax increase on the ballot this year is the cause for a possible special election. City and county officials hope to add this referendum to the ballot in Spring 2019 in an effort to allot more funds to water... Read More

Port Orange: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled May 18 Fri, May 11, 2018 Port Orange Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, May 18. The checkpoint is scheduled to occur between the hours of 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM in the 1300 block of Dunlawton Avenue. The checkpoint is being funded by a $12,000 g... Read More

Attempted Security Breach at Daytona Beach International Airport Fri, May 11, 2018 John Greenwood, age 25, is in custody of Volusia County Sheriff’s Department at Health Medical Center after an attempted security breach this morning at Daytona Beach International Airport. Around 6AM Friday morning, Volusia County Sheriff&rsq... Read More

Celebrate Christmas in July with Halifax Humane Society’s Dog Park On Ice Thu, May 10, 2018 Dogs and humans alike can get a little refreshing fun this July at The Halifax Humane Society’s Dog Park on Ice. Their Christmas in July event is sure to bring smiles to not just your face, but to your dog’s face, too! Dog owners are wel... Read More

Port Orange Woman Wins $750,000 On Scratch Off Wed, May 09, 2018 Karlee Harbst, age 26, of Port Orange claimed a $750,000 prize from a Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Game. The winning ticket was sold at a Circle K on Nova Road in Port Orange. Harbst is an expectant mother who purchased a $20 Gold Rush Scratch-Off an... Read More

Skimming Device Found at Port Orange Gas Station Tue, May 01, 2018 A customer at the Kangaroo Express at 1591 Dunlawton Ave observed possible tampering with a gas pump on Monday. The Port Orange Police Department arrived and all of the gas pumps were checked. A skimming device was found and is being processed for ev... Read More