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First pass debris removal complete for unincorporated Flagler County

First pass debris removal complete for unincorporated Flagler County

Flagler County is expecting to complete its first pass of debris removal throughout the unincorporated areas of the county by the close of business Friday. The county’s contractor, Crowder Gulf, began removing debris left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 10. Currently efforts are being concentrated in the Town of Beverly Beach, which […]

City honors mayor for 16 years of ‘unmatched’ service

City honors mayor for 16 years of ‘unmatched’ service

The coupling of kindness and service was a recent calling card for 100 well-wishers having filed into City Hall to honor Mayor Jon Netts for 16 years of service to the City of Palm Coast. Emcee Fire Chief Mike Beadle soared through “We Honor Your Honor,” while a reception in refreshments was in the making and […]

Minister leads students on tour of Washington colleges and landmarks

Minister leads students on tour of Washington colleges and landmarks

Dr. David Blow and wife Dr. Danita Blow recently led high school juniors, seniors and their parents on “Exposure: College Road Trip 2016,” a spirit-led, educational experience with stops at Morgan State University, Howard University, tours of the nation’s capital, museums and monuments. Dr. David Blow is the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth minister, under […]

Where Flagler residents can get FEMA help

Where Flagler residents can get FEMA help

Flagler County officials are recommending that residents affected by Hurricane Matthew speak with FEMA representatives while the Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Palm Coast Branch Library. The Disaster Recovery Center is FEMA’s outreach office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. “It is important for people to go […]

EARLY VOTING SITES

EARLY VOTING SITES

Early voting continues in Volusia County through Nov. 5. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Election Day, the hours also are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volusia County •Daytona Beach City Island Regional Library, 105 East Magnolia Ave. •New Smyrna Beach Public Library, 1001 South Dixie Freeway •Deltona Regional Library, […]

At AACS anniversary, former Orlando chief focuses on reasons we need to vote

At AACS anniversary, former Orlando chief focuses on reasons we need to vote

Valdez B. Demings, popularly known as Val Demings, is a strong presence and the most likely candidate to be the keynote speaker for the African American Cultural Society’s 25th anniversary. This event was the second of the celebrations, and this one was held Oct. 23 at the Pirates Theater at Matanzas High School. It was […]

‘Motown & Mo’ brings the house down again

‘Motown & Mo’ brings the house down again

“In 1979, this act had a No. 1 hit on the R&B singles chart that eventually went platinum. It sold eight million copies worldwide. If you’re ready, and you know who they are, put your hands together for McFadden & Whitehead,” said commentator, musician, and Bethune-Cookman University student Jarred Armstrong. Lead singers Michael Wyatt with […]

Palm Coast church to honor pastors

Palm Coast church to honor pastors

Palm Coast United Methodist Church will have its pastor’s appreciation program on Sunday Oct. 23 during the 10 a.m. service. The Rev. Dr. Kevin James Sr. is the senior pastor and the Rev. Theresa Waters is the Congregational Care pastor.  The church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. James has more than […]

AACS kicks off 25th anniversary celebration with ‘Family Feud’ show about center’s history

AACS kicks off 25th anniversary celebration with ‘Family Feud’ show about center’s history

The African American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS) showcased its 25th anniversary, bringing to light the here-and-now with meaning, and headlining speaker John Winston. The anniversary included “The Youth Cultural Challenge” with teams facing off like the daytime TV game show “Family Feud.” Edward H. Brown Jr., program chair, got a grip on having teammates and […]

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and federal recovery officials are encouraging Florida residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the recent hurricanes. They […]