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December 2022 Blog Archive

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Volusia County offers homebuyer classes. Fri, Dec 30, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Volusia County has announced multiple pre-purchase homebuyers’ workshops that meet the education requirements for those wanting to partic... Read More

Disaster Assistance applicants should contact FEMA for updates. Fri, Dec 30, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Anyone who has applied for FEMA, but has yet to hear back, should contact the agency for status updates. According to a release, FEMA representatives made several attempts to contact ... Read More

The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is quickly approaching. Wed, Dec 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance or physical property disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) stemming from Hurricane Ian-related damages was e... Read More

Volusia County hopeful for new fire station and EOC expansion. Wed, Dec 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Emergency Management and Fire Rescue divisions in Volusia County have collaborated and entered a project proposal to construct a new fire station and expand its Emergency Operation... Read More

Volusia Forever to purchase four acres of environmentally sensitive land. Wed, Dec 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz  Belden Communications News    $405,000 in Volusia Forever funds were approved on Tuesday by the Volusia County Council to purchase the four-acre Doan property. The property is at 3234 N. Dixie Freeway, ... Read More

Permanent changes have been made to Votran routes. Wed, Dec 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Council approved making Votran’s temporary route adjustments permanent in response to the driver shortage. "Our staff held six public meetings, two of w... Read More

Raheem Mostert spreads holiday cheer at New Smyrna Beach toy giveaway. Tue, Dec 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    NFL star Raheem Mostert, the starting running back for the Miami Dolphins, returned to his hometown of New Smyrna Beach to help spread holiday cheer and pass out a truckload of t... Read More

Social workers available to provide guidance in libraries Tue, Dec 20, 2022 Written by Kristen SchmutzBelden Communications News   Volusia County residents have another resource for help with the new Social Worker in Libraries program, where residents can meet one-on-one with a social worker to help identify appropr... Read More

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex wins Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Awards.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex wins Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Awards. Tue, Dec 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is pleased to announce that the complex was named a winner in the Travel Experiences category of Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Family Travel... Read More

‘Tis the season to travel safely, Florida. Mon, Dec 19, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are working to remind Floridians to stay safe during the busiest long-di... Read More

Votran announces holiday schedule. Fri, Dec 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Votran has announced it will operate under a Sunday service schedule on December 25, 2022, and January 1, 2023, in observance of Christmas and the New Year holidays. With the Hol... Read More

Volusia County has been declared a federal disaster area. Thu, Dec 15, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Officials with Volusia County Government have announced that President Joe Biden has declared Volusia County, along with other Florida Counties, a federal disaster area due to Hu... Read More

Celebrate Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Celebrate Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Tue, Dec 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is calling all space explorers to celebrate Holidays in Space, beginning Friday, December 16, through December 30, 2022. Upon arriving through the... Read More

Volusia County Schools announces finalists for Teacher of the Year. Tue, Dec 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Dr. Carmen Balgobin, Superintendent of Volusia County Schools, and the school board surprised five teacher nominees with the news of their selection as finalists for Volusia Coun... Read More

Judge upholds Volusia County’s short-term rental regulations. Tue, Dec 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    A final judgment was issued Monday, December 12, 2022, by Judge Kathryn D. Weston regarding the prohibition of transient or short-term rentals, of less than a month, in areas zon... Read More

Norwegian Prima sets sail to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral. Mon, Dec 12, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Norwegian Cruise lines is proud to announce the arrival of the Norwegian Prima, the Cruise Line’s newest ship, to Port Canaveral, FL, the ship's new homeport through March ... Read More

Volusia County Council approves new department, promoting two. Thu, Dec 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During Tuesday, December 6, regularly scheduled meeting, the Volusia County Council approved the creation of an Emergency Services Department that realigns some of the divisions ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Lines adds new top honor amid recent awards. Thu, Dec 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Carnival Cruise Lines was voted ‘Best Mainstream Cruise Line’ by The Points Guy Readers’ Choice Awards, recognizing the travel industry's best options according... Read More

Classic Cruise Car Show ends 26-year run along Canal Street. Wed, Dec 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Canal Street Classic Cruise Car Show held on the second Saturday of each month, has decided to relocate. In a Facebook post shared to social media on Tuesday, December 6, Pat... Read More

Port Orange utility bill payment system to undergo scheduled maintenance. Wed, Dec 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange has announced that the online utility bill payment system will be offline for maintenance on Sunday, December 11, from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. In 2020, Po... Read More

FEMA application scams, SBA loans, and home hurricane inspections Wed, Dec 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County officials warn residents of a FEMA application scam where a person may receive a text message notifying them “their $2,800 in federal disaster assistance is ... Read More

FDEP amendment allows for additional seawall permitting flexibility. Tue, Dec 06, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) amended the County-specific Emergency Final Order to allow additional flexibility to permit seawall structures in Volusi... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Officer arrested and placed on administrative leave. Tue, Dec 06, 2022 News Archives Daytona Beach Police Officer arrested and placed on administrative leave. Tue, Dec 06, 2022 at 10:55AM   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department announced the arre... Read More

Final debris removal information for unincorporated Volusia County. Mon, Dec 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Storm debris removal for the unincorporated areas of Volusia County and county-maintained roadways within city or town municipal limits should be complete by Friday, December 9, ... Read More

Non-congregate sheltering program is available. Sun, Dec 04, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Emergency Management is deploying travel trailers and RVs to provide non-congregate shelter (NCS) to Volusia County residents whose homes are unhabitabl... Read More

Kids can receive a postcard from Santa. Fri, Dec 02, 2022 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 returni... Read More

 Trespasser shot dead after stabbing Daytona Beach officer in the face. Thu, Dec 01, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The suspect involved in the officer-involved shooting on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Sunoco located at 2501 W. International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach has died a... Read More

Mobile Disaster Assistance Center to open in Daytona Beach. Thu, Dec 01, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a Mobile Disaster Assistance Center in the parking lot at the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church at 580 George W. Engram Boulevard in D... Read More

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