City officials silent; county leaders saddened with 3 stores on chopping block
Janet Lutz of New Smyrna Beach pushes a cart to her car for perhaps the final time Thursday with the big announcement that the Kmart here is closing.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Lifetime resident Janet Lutz pushed her shopping cart out the front doors of Kmart Thursday night, after learning the store was closing for good. Earlier in the day, Sears holding, Inc., the corporate owner of Sears and Kmart stores, formally announced 79 of its stores under these two brands nationwide, ceasing operations.
The 60-year-old woman was heartbroken by the news that the Kmart here on State Road 44 is among them.
Headline Surfer photos by Sera Frederick / These photos, taken in 2008 on New Smyrna Beach, are indicative of the array of birds on the beaches of Central Florida.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have received reports of more than 150 dead or distressed greater shearwaters, gull-like birds, along Florida’s east coast in Brevard, Indian River, St. Johns and Volusia counties this week.
Headline Surfer videos by Sera Frederick / The videos showcase the East Coast Cruisers on historic Canal Street back in January.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, along historic Canal Street. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the free, family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting.