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June 2022 Blog Archive

Chris Conomos to fill a vacancy on Daytona Beach Shore City Council. Wed, Jun 29, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Daytona Beach Shores City Council Seat 1, held by Richard Frizalone, was recently vacated after Frizalone moved out of the Daytona Beach Shores city limits. To fill the vacant se... Read More

Derelict vessels near Port Orange Causeway Park to be removed. Wed, Jun 29, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Recently, the removal of the derelict vessels from Daytona Beach’s section of the Halifax River has spurred some concern from the residents about the abandoned boats litter... Read More

Dr. Bethune's statues are to be unveiled this summer. Tue, Jun 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach has announced a series of special activities planned to honor Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune for the unveiling of her statues starting in July. On Wednesday, ... Read More

Volunteers are needed for a July 5 beach clean-up. Tue, Jun 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County officials are predicting another massive accumulation of fireworks, plastics, and other litter on County beaches following this upcoming weekend’s Fourth of ... Read More

Votran announces Independence Day schedule changes. Mon, Jun 27, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    In observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, 2022, Votran will operate on a limited service schedule, and riders are encouraged to plan their trips in advance... Read More

Lane closures on Ridgewood Avenue to begin on June 27. Fri, Jun 24, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange has announced that as part of the Ridgewood Watermain Improvements Project, starting on Monday, June 27, only one southbound lane of Ridgewood Avenue will... Read More

What you need to know about hurricane shelters. Thu, Jun 23, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Government and Volusia County Schools join forces amid natural disasters to provide shelters for people who do not evacuate or choose to ride out the storm in thei... Read More

Derelict boats removed from Halifax River in Daytona Beach. Wed, Jun 22, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach’s Permit and Licensing Division and the Daytona Beach Police Department have worked together to remove more than 30 derelict boats in the Halifax ... Read More

Second Harvest Food Bank receives donation from County Council. Wed, Jun 22, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Council presented an oversized check to the Second Harvest Food Bank during a regularly scheduled council meeting on Tuesday, June 21, totaling almost $26,000 to hel... Read More

The suspect wanted in the DeBary IHOP shooting is in custody. Wed, Jun 22, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced late Tuesday night that Sammy McKnight Jr., the suspect wanted in the shooting outside the IHOP off Dirksen Drive in DeBary on Frida... Read More

County hosts free training for health care facility disaster plans. Tue, Jun 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Officials with Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division are hosting a series of free training sessions to assist local health care facilities with filing their state-... Read More

Reward being offered for information on a wanted murder suspect. Mon, Jun 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Sammy McKnight Jr., 31, of Palm Coast, for his involvement in a fatal shooting outside an IHOP restaurant in DeBary. A... Read More

Disney Wish has officially pulled into Port Canaveral. Mon, Jun 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Disney Cruise Line's newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish, officially pulled into Port Canaveral around 5 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022. The 144,000 gross ton ship will be the fi... Read More

County officials warn residents of excessive heat conditions this weekend. Fri, Jun 17, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Officials with Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division are warning residents to take the proper precautions this weekend as excessive heat is forecasted for the area... Read More

Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex lands at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Thu, Jun 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    A grand opening ceremony took place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Wednesday, June 15, for the newest attraction known as Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, with a ... Read More

Hydrant flushing begins in Ponce Inlet. Wed, Jun 15, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Town of Ponce Inlet has announced that its Public Works Department will be conducting hydrant flushing in Lighthouse Point Park and along Sailfish Drive, south of Beach Stree... Read More

New Smyrna Beach children can get back-to-school shots at Summer Camp. Wed, Jun 15, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will host back-to-school vaccination events at the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center at 201 N. Myrtle Avenue in ... Read More

Edwin W. Peck Sr. Park ribbon cutting is set for June 24. Tue, Jun 14, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the official opening of Edwin W. Peck Sr. Park located at 3167 S. Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Be... Read More

Beacon Center receives funds to create an innovative new program. Fri, Jun 10, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During the June 7 Volusia County Council meeting, council members awarded the Beacon Center in Daytona Beach $240,000 to create a progressive and innovative program to reduce int... Read More

Mosquito Control to host pop-up event at Smyrna Dunes Park. Fri, Jun 10, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The fourth week in June is recognized as National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. To participate, the Volusia County Mosquito Control Division has planned a pop-up education eve... Read More

A special event zone is in effect on beachside this weekend. Thu, Jun 09, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Daytona Beach Police Department has announced Volusia County Sheriff, Mike Chitwood, is enacting a special event zone this weekend, as the Homestead Miami Speedway is hosting... Read More

Port Orange to receive $750,000 for its sewer system rehabilitation project. Thu, Jun 09, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange has announced that it will be receiving $750,000 in State funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to assist with the cost of the sewer system rehabilitation pro... Read More

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announces new multi-day tickets and adjusted admission prices. Wed, Jun 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Effective June 20, 2022, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will implement a new, two-day ticket to accommodate the park’s larger footprint and the growing demand for mul... Read More

Nearshore reef deployment is scheduled for Father’s Day weekend. Wed, Jun 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County has partnered with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), Shell USA, Inc. (Shell), and the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) to deploy 350 tons of concrete s... Read More

Volusia County Council adopts new animal control ordinance. Tue, Jun 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Volusia County Council adopted a new animal control ordinance. The provisions of the law will prohibit the te... Read More

Juneteenth Festival returns to Daytona Beach. Tue, Jun 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      The City of Daytona Beach has announced the return of the city’s Juneteenth Community Celebration Festival, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at th... Read More

Libraries to participate in the Real Florida Reader program. Mon, Jun 06, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Library System is partnering with the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services, and Florida State Parks to advance outd... Read More

Florida launches annual Safe Summer Travel Campaign: Arrive Alive. Mon, Jun 06, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) expects the summertime travel season to reach record-breaking highs, this year. In response, FLHSMV is teamin... Read More

Judge rules in County’s favor over Medicaid payments dispute. Fri, Jun 03, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      A judge ruled in favor of Volusia County Thursday afternoon in the dispute between the County and the West Volusia Hospital Authority over the authority’s refusal t... Read More

Two people were identified in a fatal hit-and-run crash. Thu, Jun 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Daytona Beach Police Department has identified two suspects in a fatal hit-and-run crash on South Nova Road near Bellevue Avenue that occurred on Wednesday, June 1. Accordin... Read More

Free meals for kids are available at 55 sites this summer. Thu, Jun 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County has announced its Community Assistance Division is sponsoring a food service program from June 6 through August 12 that provides free breakfast and lunch to childr... Read More

Water main break in Ponce Inlet spurs boil water notice. Thu, Jun 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Residents in Ponce Inlet from 4421 S. Atlantic Avenue to 4469 S. Atlantic Avenue are experiencing a water main break. Once water service is restored, a boil water notice will be ... Read More

Funds are available to help fortify homes against the wind. Thu, Jun 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division announced it is currently accepting applications to help eligible homeowners upgrade their homes for improved wind resistance... Read More

I-95 and State Road 44 ramp closures in New Smyrna Beach are scheduled for this week. Wed, Jun 01, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced some upcoming nighttime ramp closures at the interchange of Interstate 95 (I-95) and State Road 44 in New Smyrna Bea... Read More

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