Headline Surfer video by Sera Frederick / Carl Persis didn't take power attorney Ted Doran lightly in the primary and he won't take surprise second-place finisher Jason Davis either in the general election. Click the video to hear more in 'The Sunday Conversation: Carl Persis.'

DAYTONA BEACH -- Carl Persis wants to become the face of Volusia County as its next elected chair. But standing in the way is surprise second-place finisher in the primary, Jason Davis.

Volusia County Council dist. 4 candidate retains 2nd-place finish for November runoff

Joseph PerroneCourtesy photo / Councilman Joseph Perrone knows firsthand that every vote counts, especially in a small town like Ponce Inlet as affirmed by a manual ballot recount Friday.

DELAND -- Two races from Tuesday's primary went unchanged after recounts Friday.

Ponce Inlet Town Councilman Joseph Perrone won re-election over Joe Villanella by one vote in a recount Friday confirmed, unchanged from Tuesday's primary giving him the win, 609 to 608.

In another race requiring a recount, Shannon McLeish of Ormond Beach held onto her 27-voter margin over third-place finisher Jay Young for the right to go against Volusia County Council Council dist 4 primary primary winner Doug Daniels in the Nov. 6 runoff.

ORMOND BEACH -- Attention small business owners and managers: Have you wondered what worker's compensation protection is best for your business; or if your business is protected from natural disaster loss? Certainly everyone in your position is curious how the new health care laws will affect your operations. How will it affect you?

Learn the answers to these questions and more at the first of Ormond MainStreet's presentations of Small Business Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Seats are filling quickly so RSVP to Craig Conrey at 321-626-6628 or email him at craig.conrey@hotmail.com.

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