DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona Beach Plannng Board meets 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. For updates on agenda items, please call the City Clerk's Office at 386-671-8023.

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Dan Francati, new chairman of Halifax Area Advertising Authority / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH -- Dan Francati, the general manager of the Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room, was unanimously approved earlier Tuesday as the chairman.

Michael Kardos was named vice chairman and Steve Farley as secretary-treasurer. All three terms are a year apiece.

WWE Champion John Cena at Ocean Center in Daytona / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photos by Henry Frederick / Two years ago, the WWE held a house show at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach featuring stars like John Cena  as shown at far left, with fellow wrestler John Morrison. Such shows are few and far between.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The WWE could be setting up shop in Orlando with a new developmental training facility, which would be great news for those who love professional wrestling with rising stars such as Ryback and the trio of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, collectively known as "The Shield."

Such wrestlers came from developmental facilities in other parts of Florida. " reports such a facility in Orlando would "hold five wrestling rings, which will allow for much more ring time for developmental wrestlers."

Breaking News: Massive expansion and modernization of Daytona International Speedway proposed

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Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood / Headline SurferDaytona International Speedway future / Headline SurferThe proposed future of Daytona International Speedway is unveiled at a Friday morning press conference, 48 hours before the Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood this morning conducted the first in-depth, virtual “walk through” of what the World Center of Racing would look like as part of a proposed $250 million massive redevelopment project.

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