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May 2022 Blog Archive

Votran announces schedule changes for the Memorial Day holiday. Fri, May 27, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, Votran will operate on a limited holiday service schedule, and riders should plan their trips in advance. According to a release... Read More

Volusia County Council at-large candidate excluded from debate sparks dispute. Fri, May 27, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Sherrise Boyd, one of four candidates for the Council At-Large seat in the Volusia County Council, was excluded from a debate held on Sunday, hosted by the Volusia County Teenage... Read More

Florida’s social media law was deemed unconstitutional by an appellate court. Fri, May 27, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law in May 2021 that potentially punishes social media companies that remove “conservative ideas” from their networks... Read More

Port Orange man that pointed a weapon at a deputy and barricaded himself inside of a home, is in custody. Thu, May 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office took to social media to warn residents of a heavy police presence in Port Orange after a man barricaded himself inside of a home near So... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department to increase police presence over the holiday weekend. Wed, May 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Daytona Beach Police Department is anticipating an increase in foot and vehicular traffic throughout the city this Memorial Day weekend due to large crowds attending various ... Read More

Veterans of the Year Tribute is set for Saturday, June 4. Wed, May 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach City Commissioner Stacy Cantu, Senator Tom Wright, and other dignitaries will be honoring eight local veterans with a special tribute at the Daytona Bea... Read More

Plan accordingly for your Memorial Day weekend at the beach. Tue, May 24, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The weather forecast for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend includes a mix of sun, storms, moderate surf, and early morning high tides. As such, Volusia County staff wants beachg... Read More

Volusia County requests input on the Volusia County Fairgrounds master plan. Tue, May 24, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County staff – in partnership with the University of Florida, the Volusia County Fair and Youth Show, the Farm Bureau, and the Cattlemen’s Association, is see... Read More

Two Port Orange roads have tentative schedule for road paving, beginning May 23. Mon, May 23, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The following roadways are tentatively scheduled for road paving in Port Orange, beginning Monday, May 23:   Sunrise Oaks Dr. from Richel Dr. to the North end of the road on T... Read More

Ocean Center to host twelve High School graduations over five days. Mon, May 23, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Over the next five days, the Ocean Center located at 101 N. Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach will host thousands of students from area high schools and their families as they rec... Read More

Port Orange ranked 12th in Florida for booze-related social media posts throughout the pandemic. Wed, May 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, roughly two years ago, Floridians in towns and cities across the state locked down, unaware that a global pandemic would leave t... Read More

Pirate Eddy’s Interesting Facts on the St. John’s River. Wed, May 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Argh, matey, welcome to Pirate Eddy’s Interesting Facts! Pirate Eddy's Interesting Facts will give past, present, and future guests of Airboat Rides at Midway some basic i... Read More

Volusia County School Board appoints Carmen Balgobin as Superintendent. Wed, May 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      The Volusia County School Board approved a 3-year contract with Dr. Carmen J. Balgobin to serve as Superintendent of Volusia County Schools on Tuesday, May 17, during a s... Read More

Veteran’s Museum and Education Center opening on Saturday, June 4, in Daytona Beach. Mon, May 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach has announced that the grand opening of the Veteran’s Museum and Education Center at its new location will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturda... Read More

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash in Port Orange. Sat, May 14, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Just before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022, the Port Orange Police Department responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash near the 3900-block of Nova Road. According to a rel... Read More

North Causeway Bridge in New Smyrna Beach to get improvements. Fri, May 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Transportation has announced proposed improvements to the North Causeway Drawbridge in New Smyrna Beach. The improvements to the bridge will include rep... Read More

Volusia County wins an award from The National Association of Counties. Fri, May 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The National Association of Counties, or NACo, is an organization that represents county governments in the United States and has recognized the Volusia County Government with an... Read More

Detectives searching for culprit in vandalism of Ormond Beach home. Thu, May 12, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office took to social media Thursday to find the culprit responsible for vandalizing a garage door on an Ormond Beach home. According to the S... Read More

Canal View Boulevard in Port Orange will close on Friday, May 13. Thu, May 12, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Starting on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 a.m. (weather permitting), Canal View Boulevard in Port Orange will be closed to all through traffic from Spruce Creek Road to Nova Road for pa... Read More

Road paving scheduled for specific areas in Port Orange. Wed, May 11, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The following roadways are scheduled for road paving in Port Orange, beginning the week of May 16:   Sunrise Oaks Dr. from Richel Dr. to the North end of the road on Tuesday, ... Read More

Volusia County's summertime fertilizer ban begins Wednesday, June 1. Wed, May 11, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban begins on Wednesday, June 1, and continues through Friday, September 30, meaning residents and lawn care companies may not apply ... Read More

Votran makes additional temporary service adjustments, starting Sunday, May 22. Wed, May 11, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      Votran, Volusia County’s public transportation system, continues to experience challenges reaching pre-pandemic staffing levels. To prevent further disruptions to i... Read More

Avian flu continues in Volusia County. Tue, May 10, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The avian flu, or highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), is a highly contagious viral infection that occurs naturally in birds and continues to be detected here in Volusia County. ... Read More

Domestic Violence funds are available for non-profits. Mon, May 09, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Non-profit organizations can begin submitting applications through noon on Friday, May 20, for $240,000 in funds available from Volusia County Government. These funds are meant ... Read More

Two men arrested after fleeing from Law Enforcement across Volusia County. Fri, May 06, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Sheriff’s Office aided the New Smyrna Beach Police Department Thursday in arresting a fleeing suspected drug dealer and his passenger after leading Police Of... Read More

Spend your Mother’s Day weekend at the beach. Thu, May 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is expecting big crowds this Mother's Day weekend due to clear weather and surf forecasts. Beach Safety has some tips for residents a... Read More

North section of Riverfront Esplanade in Daytona Beach, set to open. Thu, May 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    On Saturday, June 4, the first phase of the new Riverfront Esplanade in downtown Daytona Beach will be open to the public at sunrise. The northernmost section of the Esplanade, ... Read More

Dr. Peter Springer, Volusia County’s longtime Medical Director is stepping down. Thu, May 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Dr. Peter Springer, a licensed, board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician, who served as Volusia County's Medical Director for the last sixteen years, announced he is stepping... Read More

Volusia County Council approved a $1 million contract for a shelter to serve homeless veterans. Wed, May 04, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During its regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, May 3, the Volusia County Council approved a $1 million contract to fund a vital program to support a group of vulnerable ... Read More

FLOW bus cancels May 4 visit to New Smyrna Beach Regional Library. Tue, May 03, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    After canceling an event at the Ormond Beach City Hall, the City of New Smyrna Beach received word that the Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) event, scheduled for Wednesday, May... Read More

The 2022 Health and Human Services Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Tue, May 03, 2022   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The 2022 Health and Human Services Summit, hosted by One Voice for Volusia, will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The free event will f... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Lines honors Teacher Appreciation Week by ‘Giving Joy’ to educators across the U.S. and Canada. Mon, May 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Norwegian Cruise Lines has announced the relaunch of its award-winning Norwegian’s Giving Joy recognition program, which provides educators with free cruises and ... Read More

FLOW bus to visit Port Orange Library on May 20. Mon, May 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Motorists will be able to take advantage of Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) on Friday, May 20, at the Port Orange Regional Library, located at 1005 City Center Circle in Port ... Read More

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