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Recent articles by Eileen:

Saturday updates on Ian: Flagler schools to return Monday; Volusia schools back on Wednesday

Hurricane Ian left widespread damage and flooding in Volusia County and beyond. Here are important local updates on Saturday. → Read More

Hurricane Ian expected to deluge low-lying areas of Volusia and Flagler counties

Areas of Volusia and Flagler counties that have usually flooded during tropical storms and hurricanes are nervously awaiting Hurricane Ian's arrival. → Read More

What's in Volusia County's proposed $1.06 billion budget? Let's take a look.

Volusia County's proposed $1.06 billion budget includes funds to buy new fire trucks and hire new firefighters, paramedics and EMTs. → Read More

Daytona's First Step Shelter has a new hotline and outreach program for the homeless

Daytona Beach's First Step Shelter has kicked off a new outreach program that allows people to call a hotline to help homeless people on the streets. → Read More

Bronze Mary McLeod Bethune statue settles in on Daytona Beach riverfront

One of Daytona Beach's most important leaders is now memorialized with a large, new bronze statue perched on a plaza inside the Riverfront Esplanade. → Read More

Daytona Beach's First Step Shelter growing its resident count and attracting grants

Daytona Beach's First Step Shelter is on solid footing in its third year of operation with new grants coming in and its resident capacity up to 60. → Read More

Volusia veterans homeless shelter gets key approval for new home

The Barracks of Hope shelter for homeless veterans will be relocating from a site just west of Ridgewood Avenue to a new home on Derbyshire Road. → Read More

Daytona Beach slated to decide on 2 a.m. bar closing time March 2

Daytona Beach city commissioners are slated to vote March 2 on whether to have the city's bars shut down at 2 a.m. every night instead of 3 a.m. → Read More

Change of guard coming to Daytona Beach's Museum of Arts & Sciences

The executive director of Daytona Beach's Museum of Arts & Sciences is moving on to a new job. A new director will be chosen by mid- to late 2022. → Read More

Commissioners delay vote on changing Daytona Beach's 3 a.m. bar closing time

Daytona Beach city commissioners are slated to take an initial vote Feb. 16 on changing the city's bar time from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. → Read More

Daytona Beach voters elect Ken Strickland as their new Zone 2 city commissioner

In Tuesday's runoff election for Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 2 seat, Ken Strickland beat Larry McDermott by nearly 5%. → Read More

Daytona Beach, Lake Helen to hold local government elections today

Daytona Beach will hold an election Tuesday for the city's vacant Zone 2 seat, and Lake Helen is holding races for mayor and Zone 1 City Commission. → Read More

Invasive Florida highway construction crippled Black communities. Fallout remains decades later.

Some Florida highways that motorists have used to travel the state since the 1950s were built in the middle of urban, majority Black communities. → Read More

Here's your chance to weigh in on changes to A1A, Main St. and Seabreeze Blvd. in Daytona

A public meeting will be held Thursday night to discuss possible improvements to State Road A1A, Seabreeze Boulevard and Main Street in Daytona Beach. → Read More

Daytona Truck Meet's future is in question after a weekend of mayhem

After last weekend's Daytona Truck Meet generated 1,600 citations, dozens of arrests and all-night partying, the future of the event is in question. → Read More

Daytona beachside residents, workers can get passes to cross Main St. bridge during events

Daytona's beachside residents and employees are now able to use passes to cross the Main Street bridge when special events shut down other bridges. → Read More

The Daytona Beach Pier has been repaired and anglers are welcome back

Maintenance work on the eastern end of the Daytona Beach Pier is complete three weeks early and fishermen are welcome to return. → Read More

Daytona Beach's next city manager known for transparency, energy and resident focus

On June 1 Deric Feacher will begin working as Daytona Beach's new city manager. Feacher succeeds Jim Chisholm, who is retiring after nearly 17 years. → Read More

Volusia County's beaches packed this weekend amid sunshine and warm temperatures

From Ormond Beach to Ponce Inlet, the beaches of Volusia County were the place to be this weekend with warm temperatures and sunshine. → Read More

FAITH group keeping juvenile arrests in the spotlight

At its annual rally Monday night, the FAITH group kept up its campaign to issue civil citations to kids rather than arresting them when possible. → Read More