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Oak Hill board vacancies

Oak Hill has vacancies on Hist. Preservation Board, Planning & Land Devel. Regulations Comm., Economic Devel. Board, Waterfront Comm. If interested, contact the City Clerk's Office at 386-345-3522.

Stetson University baseball: Two Hatters named to Freshman All-America Team

Photo by David S. Williams for Headline Surfer / Stetson's Kevin Fagan, shown at far left, and teammate Patrick Mazeika, were both named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team.

By Ricky Hazel
For Headline Surfer
DELAND --  A pair of Stetson baseball players were named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team, which is selected annually by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Media banned from Volusia League of Cities ceremony Thursday honoring public figures

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Mayor Adam Barringer to receive highest award despite multiple ethics complaints

Mary Swiderski / Headline SurferNSB Mayor Adam Barringer / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH -- Even though the Volusia League of Cities receives taxpayer monies from municipal and county governments and honors public officials, the media is banned from Thursday's annual awards ceremony where New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer, facing multiple state ethics charges, is set to receive the top award.

Only Headline Surfer expressed an interest in covering the event and received approval from Mary Swiderski, the organization's executive director, in writing no less, before doing an about face and informing the 24/7 internet newspaper, it would not be allowed to cover the event after all.

NSB citizen watchdog Bob Tolley takes municipal officials to task for way police scandal handled

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City Manager Pam Brangaccio crouches / Headline SurferNSB citizen watchdog Bob Tolley stearn at Tuesday's commission meeting / Headline SurferNEW SMYRNA BEACH -- City Manager Pam Brangaccio, Mayor Adam Barringer and the elected commissioners were in a jovial mood at the beginning of Tuesday night's meeting.

New Smyrna Beach Regional Library kicks off summer programs geared to children June 11

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New Smyrna Beach Regional Library / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, is part of the Volusia County Public Library system. 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Children can beat summer boredom at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, which is planning a full slate of free programs in June and July. First up, children in grades 1 through 5 can enter to win prizes by reading books. Reading logs will be available at the children’s desk beginning June 11.

Yard-sale fundraiser in Edgewater for Amy Sue Root, little girl struck while riding scooter

Amy Sue Root of Edgewater critically injured in 2010 / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Amy Sue Root as shown in 2008 before her accident.

EDGEWATER -- A yard-sale fundraiser is being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help provide care for Amy Sue Root, the little girl struck by a motor vehicle while riding her scooter.

The fundraiser is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. all three days at 3207 Silver Palm Drive, rain or shine.

Amy Sue Root was just 8 years old when she was struck by a truck while riding her Razor scooter in her Edgewater neighborhood on Jan. 24, 2010.

Opening Friday night for New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest cancelled due to rainy weather

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Mother Nature should be more cooperative on weekend

Airplanes are grounded at New Smyrna Beach BalloonFest due to rain / Headline SurferNew Smyrna Beach weekend Balloon Weather Forecast / Headline SurferPhotos / Facebook Fan Page / Balloon Fest /
A man stands inside a hangar at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport Friday afternoon with resigned to the fact that the rainy weather was going to mean no opening night for the three-day event featuring aerial displays and large colorful hot air balloons.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The opening night of the New Smyrna Beach   Balloon & Sky Fest has been grounded due to rainy weather. The message on the event's Facebook fan page said it all: "No magic by moonlight tonight. Night show has been cancelled."

Two Sunoco gas stations coming to Ormond Beach

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ORMOND BEACH — The City Commission has given the green light to the building of two new Sunoco gas stations: A 12-pump gas and serve at 3 N. Yonge St., also known as US 1, and the other, a 16-pump facility on Granada Boulevard near I-95.

Taking away right to bear arms won't change anything

Oak Hill, FL Mayor Douglas Gibson / Headline SurferBy Douglas Gibson
Oak Hill Mayor's Message
Exclusive weekly blog for Headline Surfer
 

OAK HILL -- Anytime children are killed, and especially when their lives are taken by a deranged individual using a gun like what happened with the massacre in Connecticut, we feel outrage, we feel the pain and we want this to never happen again. But we know all too well it's going to be repeated again and again like we saw with Columbine and others.

Mullinax Ford teams up with New Smyrna Beach High School for test drive fundraiser on Saturday

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Ford Motor Company and Mullinax Ford are offering New Smyrna Beach High School the opportunity to raise $8,000 with their annual test drive program on Saturday. Members of the community can earn money for NSBHS by simply test-driving a new Ford at the school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For each person who takes a Ford for a spin during the "Ford Drive One 4UR School" event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to New Smyrna Beach High School for up to 300 drivers. Mullinax Ford will donate an additional $2,000 for an additional 100 drivers -- 400 Drivers equals $8,000. What a deal!

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