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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DAYTONA BEACH -- I went to Tallahassee last week to testify before a State Senate committee on behalf of Bill 1394 which would provide certain tax advantages and abatements to the Daytona International Speedway after the Speedway invests $250 million of its own money in expansions and improvements. Next week I plan to do the same before a committee of the State Legislature.

Fatality locator, Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange / Headline SurferNicole Nagrani of Daytona Beach / Headline SurferFacebook Fanpage photo / Nicole K. Nagrani, a 21-year-old Daytona Beach resident and Stetson University student, behind the wheel of a Porsche SUV, was not injured in an early Thursday morning fatality that claimed the life of an elderly Port Orange woman struck while trying to cross Ridgewood Avenue at White Street, as shown in this locator map.

PORT ORANGE -- The paths of two women who didn't know each other crossed this morning in a tragic accident that left the 78-year-old pedestrian dead in the roadway on Ridgewood Avenue and the 21-year-old behind the wheel of a Porsche SUV shaken up emotionally, but physically uninjured.

Here is a synopsis of what happened in the 9:10 a.m. Thursday fatality as described by Port Orange Asstistant Chief of Police Wayne Miller: Police and fire department personnel responded to the intersection of White Street and Ridgewood Avenue regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

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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