Coming Soon: Investigative Reports: 'The World's Most Famous Beach'
For two years, traditional media has had the opportunity to tell you what really led to the deaths of two toddlers on the "World's Most Famous Beach." We'll tell you how and why in our upcoming investigative series that looks at beach driving and the politics behind it.
Headline Surfer has sifted through thousands of pages of public documents since those deadly accidents and talked to countless beach goers and leading county officials on video, including a walk-through in front of Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach with County Chair candidate Carl Persis, the architect of recent driving restrictions.
We'll show you how auto fatalities measure up against fatal lightning strikes and drownings. Our ongoing series will also look at myriad environmental issues such as sea turtles, condo beach lighting, privatization attempts, the beach patrol under-age sex scandal, shark bites, the ups and downs of Spring Break and New Smyrna's growing popularity as the destination point. We'll also look at growing momentum this election season in having the Volusia County Sheriff's Office take over policing of the hard sands.
About the Blogger
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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