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NSB Pancakes in the Park helps stack funds for Historical Society

NSBNEWS.net photo by Henry Frederick. New Smyrna Beach native Jim Humphrey, 75, enjoys pancakes and good conversation with Rick Newell, president of the Southeast Volusia Historical Society, earlier today for the annual Pancakes in the Park fundraiser at Old Fort Park in New Smyrna Beach. The event drew 600 people for the 7-11 a.m. breakfast today, which featured a display of antique cars, a mini-yard and book sale and plenty of comaraderie.

Lights out on NSB and other county beaches: Residents, visitors vital to success of turtle nesting season

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Sea turtle nesting season is here.

Visitors to Volusia County beaches and residential and business owners along the coast are encouraged to be proactive to help ensure a productive nesting season. The sea turtle nesting season is May 1 through Oct. 31, said Shelley Szafraniec, a Volusia County spokeswoman.

Hell's Kitchen showdown: Will Southeast Volusia's Danny Veltri take it?

Courtesy photos. And then there were two. It's Danny vs. Paula in a showdown prize at 9 tonight on FOX reality TV's "Hell's Kitchen." to pave the way for next weeks winner. Danny, of course, is Danny Veltri, of Edgewater, executive chef at Flip Flops in New Smyrna Beach.

NSB High School student wins $20K Dell college scholarship

Courtesy photo. Greg Keler, a senior at New Smyrna Beach High School, has received a $20,000 Dell scholarship for colle, Volusia County officials announced today.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH — New Smyrna Beach High school seniorGreg Keller has earned a $20,000 college scholarship from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Volusia County School District announced today.

NSB cops: Boy, 15, arrested on charges of attacking his mother with a razor blade

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 15-year-old Oak Hill teen has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery after cutting his mother with a razor blade, which required her to receive several stitches, police said.

The 38-year-old mother, was treated after the Sunday night incident at Bert Fish Medical Center for cuts to her back and a finger.

Resort taxes for March drop 7 percent in greater New Smyrna Beach despite Bike Week

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Resort tax collections in March declined 7.1 percent over the same period last year in greater New Smyrna Beach, even with Bike Week, though the downward trend was less severe than in Daytona Beach and other areas of Volusia County.

Free Observer 'Light' history in favor of paid subscription Observer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The free Observer Light newspaper is history with efforts being made to generate more paid subscriptions for the regular weekly Observer newspaper, said its publisher, Michelle Lott.

The Observer ceased its "Light" newspaper midway through April with an emphasis on getting more readers to pay $20 annually for a subscription-based paper, Lott said.

Lott and her husband, Robert Lott, bought the Observer last fall after it was closed down by its then-owner, Indiana-based Horizon Publications nearly a year ago.

Edgewater City Council meeting cancelled

EDGEWATER -- The regular first Monday City Council meeting of the month scheduled for tonight has been called off, according to the city's Web site.

"Due to lack of agenda items the May 4, 2009 City Council meeting has been CANCELLED," the public notice stated..

The next meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, in Council Chambers, 102 N. Riverside Drive. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting, according to the Web site.

NSB cops: 67-year-old woman robbed of purse in Publix lot; 4th such crime in 3 days on S.R. 44 commercial stretch

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 67-year-old woman was walking through the parking lot at the Publix in the New Smuyrna Beach Regional Shopping Center just before 2 p.m. Saturday when a woman jumped out of a sport utility vehicle, snatched her purse, jumped back in and drove off, New Smyrna Beach police said.

Mary Burnazos of New Smyrna Beach was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

NSB cops: 84-year-old woman refuses to give up money to would-be teen robber outside K-Mart store

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- An 84-year-old Edgewater woman refused to give up her money to a hooded teenager who approached her in her car at the K-Mart plaza on State Road 44, earlier today, even though he told her he had a weapon under his sweatshirt, after which he ran off, New Smyrna Beach police said.

Cecilia Battersby was not injured in the 1:51p.m. incident.

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