Lots of news to report today from New Smyrna Beach's lone newspaper

We have a lot of community news on this beautiful Sunday morning here in New Smyrna Beach and across Volusia County. Among the stories we are working on include the New Smyrna Beach Balloon Fest, Saturday's Jammin' in the Park fundraiser for the New Smyrna Beach High School marching band and the latest on scandal in Oak Hill and why the Observer newspaper is no longer on Flagler Avenue.

Across the county, big stories to report on include a soldier killed in Afghanistan and a SWAT team responding to a suicide call in Daytona Beach Shores. So stay turned to a lot of fresh stories, photos and videos from NSBNews.net, the lone New Smyrna Beach-based newspaper that has a legal address and business operating license. More on that later today as we get into the latest on the legal issues regarding the Observer and Steve Dennis with the CRA and why it all ties in together.


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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