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August 2022 Blog Archive

Plan accordingly for your Labor Day weekend at the beach. Tue, Aug 30, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The weather forecast for this upcoming Labor Day weekend includes a mix of sun, storms, traveling marine life, and moderate surf. As such, Volusia County staff wants beachgoers t... Read More

Votran announces Labor Day schedule changes. Tue, Aug 30, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Votran has released its limited-service schedule for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5, and riders should plan their travel accordingly to avoid travel conflicts. Holi... Read More

Volusia County to break ground on new Medical Examiner Facility. Tue, Aug 30, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County is getting ready to break ground on the new Medical Examiners Facility next to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at 3891 Tiger bay Road in Daytona Beach. T... Read More

Artemis I launch scrubbed Monday morning due to technical issues. Mon, Aug 29, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The test flight of NASA's Artemis I, scheduled to liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Monday, August 29, 2022, was scrubbed minutes after the launch window opened due to technical iss... Read More

City of Daytona Beach shares weekend race and traffic information. Fri, Aug 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach has shared pertinent race and traffic information regarding the upcoming race events at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend.  The city... Read More

Port Orange man arrested for attempting to purchase a child. Fri, Aug 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      The Port Orange Police Department arrested Hellmuth Kolb, 85, of Port Orange Thursday, August 25, 2022, following an investigation into an incident that occurred on Augus... Read More

Allen Green to be inducted into the Port Orange Wall of Honor. Thu, Aug 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange has announced they will be hosting a ceremony to celebrate former Mayor of Port Orange, Allen Green's induction into the City's Wall of Honor. The Wall o... Read More

Funds are available for driver education programs. Thu, Aug 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division wants to financially assist driver education safety programs in public and nonpublic schools in Volusia County and is current... Read More

Welcome Airboat Rides at Midway’s newest pet Kris P. Bacon! Thu, Aug 25, 2022   Airboat Rides at Midway would like to introduce their newest pet, Kris P. Bacon, an almost five-month-old mini pot-belly pig born on April 1, 2022. According to the American Mini Pig Association, Mini pigs are not all Vietnamese Potbellied... Read More

Votran announces service interruptions for Coke Zero 400 weekend. Tue, Aug 23, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Coke Zero 400 is coming to the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach this coming weekend, and Votran riders should expect potential delays, interruptions, and route... Read More

Florida Licensing on Wheels to visit NSB Library on September 7 Fri, Aug 19, 2022  Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Employees from Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) will staff a mobile unit will visit the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ... Read More

Cities to get free feline trap-neuter-return service with $10,000 grant. Fri, Aug 19, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Animal Services is set to receive a $10,000 grant from the nonprofit organization, known as Franklin’s Friends, which will allow the agency to waive the $45 ... Read More

Community Assistance to hold elections for low-income representatives. Thu, Aug 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will host five public meetings throughout the County to allow community members to elect one person from the meetings to repr... Read More

Budget Director Aaron Van Kleeck promoted to Assistant Finance Director. Tue, Aug 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      During the regularly scheduled Volusia County Council meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, Budget Director Aaron Van Kleeck was confirmed as the Finance Department’... Read More

Woman killed in Daytona Beach shooting spurring lockdown of local schools. Tue, Aug 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Daytona Beach Police Department is currently searching for a suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of Karli Elliott, 30, after she succumbed to her injuries at the Hali... Read More

Carnival removes pre-cruise testing and welcomes all unvaccinated guests. Mon, Aug 15, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Carnival Cruise Line announced Friday their updated health protocols to meet public health goals recognizing the evolving nature of COVID-19 and wanting to make it easier for mor... Read More

Justice Assistance Grant funds are available for non-profits and cities. Sat, Aug 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      Volusia County is currently accepting applications for the Countywide Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for local non-profits and cities for th... Read More

Daytona Beach International Airport holds TSA PreCheck Enrollment event. Wed, Aug 10, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Travelers can now sign up for TSA PreCheck at the upcoming enrollment event at Daytona Beach International Airport. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. M... Read More

Florida Highway Patrol enters the nationwide “Best Looking Cruiser” contest. Mon, Aug 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is seeking help from Florida residents after entering a nationwide competition to determine which State’s Highway patrol has the best-looki... Read More

Kennedy Space Center expands Educator Study Program for teachers nationwide. Mon, Aug 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Kennedy Space Center announced Monday, August 8, 2022, the expansion of the Complex’s Educator Study Pass program to now include teachers throughout the United States, Puer... Read More

Daytona Beach man sentenced for shooting a Police Officer in 2018. Fri, Aug 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Raymond Roberts, a Daytona Beach man, pled no contest to several felony charges and was sentenced to 30 years in the Florida State Prison system during a hearing on Friday, Augus... Read More

Port Orange man arrested for possession of child pornography. Thu, Aug 04, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Port Orange Police Department arrested Dalton Lund, 19, of Port Orange, after the Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Acco... Read More

County government is creating strategies to implement Low Impact Development policies. Wed, Aug 03, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      Officials in Volusia County are putting a state grant to work to create a plan incorporating low-impact strategies into the development process to focus on where, how &nd... Read More

Port Orange Public Utilities to perform water distribution system maintenance. Tue, Aug 02, 2022   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News    The City of Port Orange Public Utilities Department, which also serves a large portion of the City of Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce Inlet, will perform annual flushing an... Read More

Nearly $2.6 million in ECHO grants get the green light. Tue, Aug 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Council unanimously approved nearly $2.6 million for five ECHO grants on Tuesday, through Volusia County ECHO program, an initiative that utilizes a special vo... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department is searching for a missing person. Tue, Aug 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News  Have you seen this man?   The Daytona Beach Police Department is currently searching for James Oliver Williams, 50, who was last seen nine days ago – July 23, 2022 –... Read More

August is recognized as Child Safety Awareness month. Tue, Aug 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Throughout August, children in Florida will begin to head back to school over the next few weeks. To raise awareness, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles ... Read More

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers packages for Artemis I Launch. Tue, Aug 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      Beginning on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will offer special viewing packages for the upcoming Artemis I launch, which launches no earlie... Read More

So, what is an airboat? Mon, Aug 01, 2022 If you have ever visited the southern gulf states of the USA, then you may have heard of or seen an airboat gliding over the surface of the shallow, calm waters of marshes, rivers, or lakes. Especially in Florida, where the Airboat Industry spans mos... Read More

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