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November 2020 Blog Archive

Airport, Library Partner Up to Offer Complimentary Library Services to Passengers Wed, Nov 25, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Visitors and residents flying out of Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) now have access to nearly one million eBook, eAudio, comic, movie, music, television, or magazine t... Read More

Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers Tue, Nov 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Animal Services is looking for people that are interested in volunteering their time and looking to help serve the community.   According to a release from the co... Read More

Port Orange Police Department to Participate in High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety. Tue, Nov 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Port Orange Police Department will be conducting a high visibility enforcement detail from December 1 -8, within the Port Orange City Limits.   The areas in question are ove... Read More

Volusia High Schools to Receive New AEDs Mon, Nov 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   All ten of Volusia County high schools will be receiving Three new AEDs – Automated External Defibrillators – as part of an expanded program to keep student-athletes safe... Read More

New Smyrna Beach Police Officer Wounded in Shooting. Sun, Nov 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     An armed suspect who fled from Port Orange shot and wounded a New Smyrna Beach police officer before police and Volusia County Sheriff Deputies returned fire, killing the suspect... Read More

County Officials Provide COVID updates and Thanksgiving Holiday Recommendations. Fri, Nov 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Government held a press conference Friday that relayed information on recommendations for family gatherings this holiday season while providing COVID updates for the... Read More

Votran Thanksgiving Holiday Route Changes Fri, Nov 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Votran will operate on a limited schedule on Thursday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.   Riders are encouraged to wear a face-covering while using Votran services. CO... Read More

Animal Services Hosting Free Pet Microchipping Event Thu, Nov 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Animal Services is hosting a one-day free microchipping event on Saturday, December 5.   The event aims to celebrate the reopening of the County’s Animal Se... Read More

Port Orange Thanksgiving Schedule for Garbage/Recycling/Yard Waste Thu, Nov 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Port Orange wants to inform residents of the updated Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste schedule for the Thanksgiving Holiday.   While most collection days will rema... Read More

Volusia County Schools Prepared to Continue Volusia Live Thu, Nov 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   During the Florida Board of Education meeting that took place Wednesday, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran gave a new emergency order that allows virtual learning to continue int... Read More

COVID-19 Grant Application Deadlines Approaching Thu, Nov 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Deadlines for applying to Volusia County for COVID-19 financial assistance is rapidly approaching.   Federal authorization is expiring soon, causing the county to urge small bus... Read More

County Teams Up with Volusia Cities to Address Animal Issues Tue, Nov 17, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   On Tuesday, the Volusia County Council approved the latest in a series of inter-local agreements the county has signed with local cities allowing Volusia County Animal Services to assi... Read More

Burnette, Persis take Oath of Office for Four-Year Terms for the Volusia County School Board. Tue, Nov 17, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Newly elected Volusia County School Board Member Anita Burnette, and School Board Member Carl Persis, who was re-elected without opposition took the oath of office Tuesday to beg... Read More

Volusia County Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule Begins November 14. Fri, Nov 13, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Volusia County’s off-season vehicle beach access ramp schedule will take effect Saturday, November 14.   The ramps at Granada Boulevard, Cardinal Drive, Harvard Dri... Read More

Highbridge Rd and Walter Boardman Lane Reopened to Traffic. Thu, Nov 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Road and Bridge has reopened Highbridge Rd, from John Anderson Dr to Walter Boardman Lane, late Thursday afternoon. Walter Boardman Lane from Highbridge Road to Old... Read More

City of Port Orange Announces Interim City Manager Wed, Nov 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Port Orange City Council held a Special Meeting Tuesday to consider candidates for the Interim City Manager.   The city announced Wednesday, Alan Rosen, the City&rsq... Read More

Eta to Impact Volusia County; County Under Tropical Storm Watch. Wed, Nov 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Hurricane Eta is forecasted to make landfall just north of Tampa before making a North, Northeastern track across the state. Eta is forecasted to weaken to a tropical depression after ... Read More

Kids can Receive a Postcard from Santa. Wed, Nov 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.   The Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is r... Read More

More Emergency Road Closures for Volusia County Wed, Nov 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      The Volusia County Road and Bridge Division has now closed a total of three roads in Northeast Volusia.   Road and Bridge have decided to close these roads due to... Read More

Thanksgiving Waste Collection Schedule for Unincorporated Volusia Tue, Nov 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from the county, the Volusia County Solid Waste Division has released the Thanksgiving waste collection schedule for unincorporated areas.   There will be... Read More

Emergency Road Closure in Ormond Beach Mon, Nov 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to a release put out by County Officials, the Volusia County Road and Bridge Division has closed North Beach Street from Inglesa Avenue to Pine Tree Drive in Ormond B... Read More

Detectives are Searching for Daytona Beach Teen in Two Drive-by Shootings Fri, Nov 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Sheriff Detectives are asking for help from the public in locating an 18-year-old Daytona Beach man, who has been connected to two recent drive-by shootings that have s... Read More

USDA Extends Free Meals for Children Through End of School Year. Fri, Nov 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Officials of Volusia County Schools have been permitted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, food and Wellness Division to continue the meal program that all... Read More

The Cities of Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach Announce Law Enforcement Firearms and Training Facility. Fri, Nov 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday, November 6, celebrating the opening of a new law enforcement firearms and training facility. The new facility will be a partnership between ... Read More

VCSO Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Missing 14-Year-Old Deltona Girl Fri, Nov 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Have you seen this girl?   The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public in locating a missing 14-year-old girl who left her home in Deltona early ... Read More

Atlantic High School Football Game Scores 11/6/2020 - Check Back After 7 p.m. for Real-Time Updates and Scores! Fri, Nov 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Atlantic Sharks    26   vs.  Halifax Academy Knights    28 ********************************************************* Who's ready for some football... Read More

Paddle Board and Kayak Tour to Collect Food for Halifax Urban Ministries. Thu, Nov 05, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Inner Compass Eco Adventures is hosting a paddle tour event on Saturday, November 21.   With the Thanksgiving season upon us, giving thanks and providing a hand to those in nee... Read More

City of Port Orange Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. Thu, Nov 05, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The city of Port Orange will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony Wednesday, November 11, at 10 a.m.   The annual celebration is scheduled to be at Veteran&rsquo... Read More

Port Orange City Manager Tenders Resignation. Thu, Nov 05, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The city of Port Orange announced Thursday that City Manager Michael “Jake” Johansson has tendered his resignation to the city.   Per Mr. Johansson’s resignat... Read More

Florida in Forecast Cone of Tropical Storm Eta. Wed, Nov 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The forecast cone for Tropical Storm Eta has shifted to now include the state of Florida, as the giant storm continues to spin in off the coast of Nicaragua.   Eta was up to a ... Read More

Florida Votes Yes on Amendment Two. Wed, Nov 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The State of Florida’s minimum wage was approved for a gradual increase over the next six years during yesterday’s elections.   Amendment two, which provides an incr... Read More

Structure Fire on Palm Place in Daytona Beach. Mon, Nov 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Daytona Beach and South Daytona Firefighters worked together Monday to battle a structure fire in Daytona Beach.   First responders were on the scene of a structure fire off of... Read More

School Way Café Announces Special Curbside Meal Service for Thanksgiving Week. Mon, Nov 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The School Way Café, a division of Volusia County Schools, announces they will be serving five days’ worth of meals for Thanksgiving week.   Thursday, November 19,... Read More

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