Erica Van Buren, The News-Press

Erica Van Buren

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Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Erica:

How to help: Where to offer time, money, food and other supplies for Hurricane Ian victims

There are many ways people can help those devastated by Hurricane Ian, including time, money, supplies, food and more. → Read More

How to help: Where to offer time, money, food and other supplies for Hurricane Ian victims

There are many ways people can help those devastated by Hurricane Ian, including time, money, supplies, food and more. → Read More

SWFL nonprofit partners with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity to honor influential Black men

Celebration honors Black men "committed to strengthening communities, trailblazers with strong positive self-identities" → Read More

Florida bill that would ban hair discrimination set to be introduced again next year

After failing a third time, the Florida CROWN Act bill that would ban hair discrimination is set to be introduced again in 2023. → Read More

It's National Brunch Month: Here are 5 spots to try in Volusia County

April is National Brunch Month and The News-Journal is highlighting local eateries to curb your appetite. → Read More

Motorcycle dangling off Main Street bridge in Daytona Beach after rider ran safety arm, police say

The Main Street bridge is now closed due to an accident that has caused damage to the bridge. → Read More

Kenneth Grant Inzpirations partners with One Daytona to host African American exhibit

The second "rePresent" photo exhibit Feb. 2-9, 2022, at One Daytona features African Americans making a positive difference in the community. → Read More

Christmas bike giveaway at Derbyshire Park has mission: Give out dozens of bicycles

Daytona Beach resident and founder of the Women of Virtue Foundation, Mike Jackson is hosting another bike giveaway just in time for Christmas. → Read More

Ormond Beach Commission approves budget, and millage rate increase

Ormond Beach commissioners set a tax rate during a meeting on Wednesday. → Read More

Ormond Beach Commission approves budget, and millage rate increase

Ormond Beach commissioners set a tax rate during a meeting on Wednesday. → Read More

Daytona Beach's Midtown Cultural Center to hold economic empowerment summit Saturday

Daytona Beach's Midtown Cultural Center will hold training on budgeting, cryptocurrency on Saturday → Read More

A Florida bill would outlaw 'natural' hair discrimination against Black people. It likely won't even get a hearing.

The CROWN Act bill is poised to fail for a second time in Florida. Its sponsor says it's crucial to keep pushing to protect natural Black hair. → Read More

Flagler Beach officials cancel Fourth of July fireworks, parade due to COVID for 2nd time

Flagler Beach officials voted Thursday to cancel the annual Fourth of July city-wide event due to COVID. → Read More

Flagler Beach city officials select new city manager, next step is contract negotiations

William Whitson takes over the city manager role that was vacated when Larry Newsom died in August 2020. → Read More

Vintage cars draw crowd to sands of Ponce Inlet for annual North Turn Legends Beach Parade

The 50 classic cars on hand for the parade in Ponce Inlet revved their engines to energize the crowd of about 150 people before things got started. → Read More

Florida's latest coronavirus-related fatalities send state death toll past 28,000 mark

Florida reported 142 new coronavirus deaths among residents and an additional 459 fatalities among non-residents. That brings statewide death toll to 28,058. → Read More

Flagler Beach couple arrested, charged with trespassing after refusing to wear masks

A Flagler Beach couple refused to wear masks during a city meeting on Thursday and were charged with trespassing after refusing to leave City Hall. → Read More

Palm Coast man facing multiple counts of drug trafficking, held on $612K bond

Cornelius Canetrell Murphy, of Palm Coast, is facing felony counts of drug trafficking and possession. → Read More

Palm Coast officials table telecommunications tower after negative feedback from residents

City officials tabled resolution approving a ground lease agreement for construction of a telecommunications tower at Palm Harbor Golf Course. → Read More

Palm Coast City Council approves Jacksonville University partnership 3-2

City Council members discussed Jacksonville University’s plans to expand to an off-site campus location in the Palm Coast Town Center. → Read More