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Mark Harper


New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States

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  • The Palm Beach Post
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Recent articles by Mark:

Gov. Ron DeSantis' transportation proposal includes I-95 interchange at U.S. 1 in Ormond

The I-95 interchange project at U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach made the Moving Florida Forward transportation proposal. → Read More

Rep. Jim Jordan targets Democrats' 'weaponization of government' in House oversight plans

Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke to Volusia County Republicans at a dinner Sunday. → Read More

NSB imposes temporary building moratorium in flood zones as it studies Ian's effects

New Smyrna Beach City Commission is votes Tuesday night on a plan to halt certain types of growth for 6 months. → Read More

Ohio congressman Jim Jordan's Volusia speaking engagement moved to Jan. 22

Jim Jordan will be the headline speaker at the Volusia County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner Jan. 22. → Read More

Despite minority gains, 2023 Florida Legislature remains overrepresented by white males

The Florida House of Representatives and state Senate remain overrepresented by white men. → Read More

Two NSB residents indicted in multimillion-dollar COVID relief scam

Joshua Edwards and Evan Edwards were arrested in New Smyrna Beach. → Read More

In nod to Reggie Theus, his 'NBA brother,' Charles Barkley says he's donating $1M to B-CU

Reggie Theus expressed gratitude Friday to Charles Barkley, who announced a $1 million gift to Bethune-Cookman. → Read More

2022 election: 5 key takeaways headed into Tuesday's midterm in Volusia, Flagler counties

Early voting ended Saturday, with Republicans leading Democrats in votes cast in both Volusia and Flagler counties. → Read More

Q&A with New Smyrna Beach City Commission candidates Michael Kolody and Valli Perrine

The two candidates for New Smyrna Beach City Commission Zone 1, Michael Kolody and Valli Perrine, respond to News-Journal questions. → Read More

Stetson named fourth best regional university in South in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Stetson University moved up to No. 4 among the U.S. News & World Report rankings of universities in the South. → Read More

Gov. Ron DeSantis appoints 3, including Chairman Randy Howard, as Daytona State trustees

Gov. Ron DeSantis reappoints two Daytona State College board members and selects one new one. → Read More

Early voting: Where, when you can cast ballots for primary election in Volusia, Flagler

It's primary election time, with races for Republicans, Democrats and no-party affiliation voters, as early voting starts Saturday. → Read More

Volusia back-to-school brings new hope, new teachers, a new school and new test approaches

School starts in Volusia County on Monday, Aug. 15. Here are a few storylines developing during back-to-school time. → Read More

Florida Democrats hope fiery Val Demings can ignite their ballot chances in 2022 election

U.S. Senate candidate and Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida Democrats' hope on the November ballot. → Read More

Election 2022: 170,000 ballots mailed in Volusia, Flagler counties for midterm primaries

The 2022 primary brings several changes to voters in Volusia and Flagler counties after redistricting. Here's what you need to know before August 23. → Read More

Election 2022: Volusia Tiger Bay Club hosts 'An Evening of Political Fireworks' Thursday

The Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County is hosting a political forum open to the public on Thursday. → Read More

Florida releases final FSA achievement rates, with Volusia lagging behind state scores

Florida released its final FSA test scores, with Volusia behind the state in most subjects, while St. Johns and Flagler counties scored higher. → Read More

Volusia County School Board honors former superintendent Margaret 'Peg' Smith, who died June 18

Margaret "Peg" Smith won superintendent of the year honors in Florida and Pennsylvania, where she also served as the state's secretary of education. → Read More

Interim Volusia Superintendent Rachel Hazel named deputy amid dozens of leadership hires

Volusia County Schools have announced the incoming superintendent's new Cabinet and other key appointments. → Read More

Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for governor, announces abortion rights firewall order

Charlie Crist attempts to set the record straight on his position on abortion at a press conference. → Read More