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June 2021 Blog Archive

Florida Licensing on Wheels coming to Ormond Beach. Mon, Jun 28, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The City of Ormond Beach has announced that Florida Licensing on Wheels, or FLOW, is coming to Ormond Beach City Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. According to the ... Read More

Port Orange Police Department seeking public’s help in a crash resulting in a pedestrian’s death. Mon, Jun 28, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Port Orange Police Department is currently working on investigating a traffic crash that has resulted in the death of a pedestrian late Sunday, June 27. According to a release fro... Read More

Suspect wanted in the shooting of Daytona Beach Police Officer in Custody. Sat, Jun 26, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Daytona Beach Police Department announced Saturday that Othal Wallace, the man sought in the shooting of Daytona Beach Police Officer Jason Raynor earlier this week, is in po... Read More

Increased reward for information that leads to an arrest of Othal Wallace, the suspect wanted in the shooting of a Daytona Beach Police Officer. Fri, Jun 25, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, thanks to a contribution from an anonymous donor the reward for any information that... Read More

Volusia County’s public safety radio system to get $24.6 Million upgrade. Thu, Jun 24, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   After waiting for several years, Volusia County’s public safety radio system earned the County Council’s approval for a $24.6 million upgrade. According to a release, all fir... Read More

Halifax Health proposes Medical Lien ordinance to Volusia County Council. Thu, Jun 24, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Halifax Health went to the Volusia County Council during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 22, providing a proposal for a Medical Lien ordinance to be implemented here in V... Read More

Multi-agency search is underway after Daytona Beach Police Officer shot; $100,000 reward available. Thu, Jun 24, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Have you seen this man?      A Daytona Beach Police Officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head late Wednesday in Daytona Beach. According to repor... Read More

Peabody Auditorium Foundation invites Volusia County Schools to participate in Youth + Art = Success! Program. Thu, Jun 24, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Volusia County School Board has accepted an invitation to participate in the Peabody Auditorium Foundation’s newest program, Youth + Art = Success! The new program, wh... Read More

Volusia County School Board votes to advertise an amendment to uniform policy. Wed, Jun 23, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News The Volusia County School Board voted Tuesday night to advertise an amendment to School Board Policy 217, which outlines the school district’s uniform policy. The uniform policy has bee... Read More

County Council votes to keep dog access on beaches unchanged. Tue, Jun 22, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Back in April, the Volusia County Council directed Beach Safety and Animal Control staff to return to alternative locations for dogs to access the beach. During Tuesday's meeting, the Be... Read More

Carnival confirms first sailing for Mardi Gras and return of more ships in August. Tue, Jun 22, 2021 Written by Steven Christian Belden Communications News   The Carnival Mardi Gras sailed into her new home of Port Canaveral on Friday, June 4. After being moored at Carnival Cruise Line's new terminal in Port Canaveral for the past few wee... Read More

Royal Caribbean changes vaccine protocol. Mon, Jun 21, 2021 Written by Steven Christian Belden Communications News   Royal Caribbean International recently made some changes to its vaccination policy for cruises in and out of Florida.    According to a release put out by the cruise line,... Read More

Volusia County students earn Florida Seal of Biliteracy Mon, Jun 21, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   More than 300 graduates from the Volusia County Schools Class of 2021 earned the Florida Seal of Biliteracy due to their excelling proficiency in another language, in addition to English.... Read More

Volusia County’s Summer Food Service Program provides meal sites in Daytona Beach. Thu, Jun 17, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   According to a release put out by the City of Daytona Beach, Volusia County’s Summer Food Service Program is sponsoring a free meal program offering breakfast and lunch, to children... Read More

The return of the 2022 Daytona Beach Truck Meet topic of concern for Daytona Beach City Commission. Thu, Jun 17, 2021 Written by Steven Christian Belden Communications News   The return of the 2022 Daytona Truck Meet was a topic of concern for the Daytona Beach City Commission at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 16. The Daytona Truck M... Read More

Fully Vaccinated Guests not Required to Wear Masks at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Effective June 17. Wed, Jun 16, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced Wednesday, June 16, its new face mask policy. Starting Thursday, June 17, 2021, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will no longe... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Training Academy Grand Opening with Ribbon-Cutting. Wed, Jun 16, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office had reason to celebrate Wednesday during its Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Deputy Stephen Saboda Training Academy.  According to ... Read More

Votran Route 44 Transitioning to FLEX Service June 20 Tue, Jun 15, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Beginning Sunday, June 20, Votran’s Fixed-Route 44 will be converted to a Flex Service route, providing service to the New Smyrna Beach Walmart. Flex service is a call first, curb-... Read More

Mosquito Control Awareness Week Events for June 21-25 Tue, Jun 15, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Mosquito Control has announced its participation in the National Mosquito Control Awareness week which will begin Monday, June 21.  Mosquito Control will utilize pop-... Read More

Face Coverings Optional at Volusia County Schools Facilities and Schools. Tue, Jun 15, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release put out by Volusia County Schools on Monday, the School Board has voted to make face-coverings optional and voluntary at Volusia County Schools facilities and sc... Read More

Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Reopens Fri, Jun 11, 2021 Written by Anthony BicyBelden Communications News     After 15 months of inactivity due to COVID-19, the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center is ready to reopen and host live entertainment. While closed, the Arts Center acted as a driv... Read More

The Summer Home Run Reading Challenge begins for Volusia County Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Wed, Jun 09, 2021 Written by, Jennifer CintronBelden Communications News       The Daytona Tortugas and Volusia County Schools are working together for the Summer Home Run Reading challenge, offering prizes to students for reading over the summer.... Read More

Volusia County Schools District Accreditation Review Set for 2021-2022 School Year Wed, Jun 09, 2021 Written by, Jennifer CintronBelden Communications News       Every 5 years a review is conducted to determine how to improve the quality of a school district. On June 7th, the Volusia County School Board met to review the timelin... Read More

Summer BreakSpot Offers Free Meals for Kids and Teens During the Summer Wed, Jun 09, 2021 Written by Anthony BicyBelden Communications News     Summer School Health, a non-profit organization that believes healthy children create a better world, is offering free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under all summer lon... Read More

Florida Division of Emergency Management Mobile Vaccine Events Coming to Volusia County Tue, Jun 08, 2021 Written by Anthony BicyBelden Communications News     In partnership with local community organizations, the FDEM, Florida Division of Emergency Management, is bringing mobile, one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinics to increase vaccine a... Read More

Daytona Truck Meet is Scheduled to Begin This Weekend Tue, Jun 08, 2021 Written By: Jennifer Cintron     The 2021 Daytona Truck meet is scheduled to begin this weekend, from June 11th through Sunday June 13th. It is anticipated to draw over 5000 custom trucks and over 35,000 spectators throughout the course ... Read More

The Party Has Arrived! Mon, Jun 07, 2021   Written by: Steven Christian       Carnival has finally brought its newest generation of ships to Florida after the pandemic delayed the launch of one of the most innovative ships to date. Meet Carnival Mardi Gras. No not... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Still Needs Public’s Help in Locating Missing New Smyrna Beach Teen, Chloie Mercado. Fri, Jun 04, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Chloie Mercado, a 16-year-old juvenile, went missing back on March 6, 2021, and still has not been found. Volusia County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking the community for help in lo... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department to Implement Beachside Access Passes During Special Events. Fri, Jun 04, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department announced Thursday plans for a beachside access procedure to further assist Daytona Beach residents and workers in crossing over the Halifax River d... Read More

Volusia County Schools to Host Pop-up Job Fairs for Teens. Thu, Jun 03, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools announced Thursday two Pop-Up Job Fairs for Teens – on both sides of Volusia County – will be held on Wednesday, June 9. According to the release, b... Read More

Carnival Mardi Gras Pulls into its Home Port of Port Canaveral, June 4. Thu, Jun 03, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Mardi Gras, will be pulling into its homeport of Port Canaveral for the first time on Friday, June 4. The brand-new ship, a homage to the... Read More

Volusia County Schools Offers Summer Food Service Program Wed, Jun 02, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   School Way Café, an entity of Volusia County Schools, will be providing meals to children at no charge through the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the Florida Department of Ag... Read More

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