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'The Voice' semifinalist Kaleb Lee to release new music

A year after his run to the semifinals on NBC's "The Voice," country artist Kaleb Lee is debuting new music. The 33-year-old Ormond Beach musician is set to release his new single "Cooler Weather" Friday. It will be available on iTunes as well as streaming services such as Spotify.


Do you think straws should be banned on New Smyrna Beach property?

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A new proposal could spell the end for plastic straws and Styrofoam in New Smyrna Beach. The city posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that officials are considering whether to ban the use of plastic straws, Styrofoam and polypropylene food service articles by contractors a


Here's what it's like to be phished by Russian spies

The email received by the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office in 2016 looked innocent — but according to the Mueller Report, it was a phishing attempt from Russian intelligence.


Martin Art Works turns trash to treasures

“He is so crazy” Diana Martin said about her husband Shaun. What she really means is crazy talented. A welder for the City of Daytona Beach for years, Shaun Martin has been taking yard waste, such as old spark plugs, broken shovels, spikes, wires, saw blades, horse shoes, cracked wheels, scrap metal


10 ways to celebrate Easter

There will be plenty of Easter egg hunts to pick from as Volusia and Flagler counties celebrate the holiday. But that tradition won't be the only Easter entertainment as the 52nd annual Easter Beach Run is set for the sands of Daytona Beach.


Volusia Business News: Are we just not as pretty as we used to be?

The Halifax area is continuing to see a stagnant convention and tourism business, according to recently released bed tax collections by the County of Volusia. Since October, bed taxes in the area are up .01%. The area, which includes Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Holly Hill and Ormond Beach,


Land Lines: Our environment under attack

For all of the more than 50 years I have lived in Volusia County, the damage to our waterways has been routinely attributed to the ever-increasing population. I am certain there is some truth in that, but the most eye-popping affronts to our environment have come by way of state and local government


Barracks of Hope aids veterans

Halifax Urban Ministries has converted The Star Family Shelter to transitional homeless center for veterans. The facility at 605 N. Seagrave St. in Daytona Beach has become the Barracks of Hope.


Large crowds, rip currents expected for Easter weekend

With warm weather and mostly clear skies, Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is expecting big crowds for the upcoming Easter weekend. With hazardous rip currents and morning high tides expected as well, beachgoers are encouraged to arrive early and swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower.