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January 2022 Blog Archive

Volusia County lifeguard tryouts begin on February 19 in Ormond Beach and February 26 in Port Orange. Thu, Jan 27, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Beach Safety Division has open lifeguard positions to help keep beachgoers safe during the 2022 summer season and has scheduled mandatory tryouts for those interested i... Read More

COVID-19 test site at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand to transition to at-home testing kit distribution site on January 27. Wed, Jan 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Beginning Thursday, January 27, 2022, the COVID-19 testing site, located at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, will transition from a testing and vaccination site to a fre... Read More

Boylston Avenue beach ramp and restroom in Daytona Beach to close for improvements. Wed, Jan 26, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The restroom and beach ramp on Boylston Avenue in Daytona Beach will close next week to replace the current restroom structure, as the existing facility has exceeded its life expectancy, ... Read More

American Airlines extends weekly, nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to Daytona Beach International Airport through April 2022. Wed, Jan 26, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   American Airlines is extending weekly, nonstop flights servicing Daytona Beach International Airport to and from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) through April 2022. “This ... Read More

Madison Miller wins the Volusia County Schools Teacher of the Year. Tue, Jan 25, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News     Volusia County Schools, AdventHealth, and the FUTURES Foundation co-hosted the Teacher of the Year ceremony held Sunday, January 23, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. At the ann... Read More

Florida Department of Transportation announced an overnight I-95 ramp closure in Ormond Beach for January 25 and 26. Tue, Jan 25, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Ormond Beach announced Monday that the exit ramp at Interstate 95 and State Road 40 - Granada Blvd - will be closed overnight for ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Line announces embarkation enhancements as it commits to current protocols for the foreseeable future. Fri, Jan 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Carnival Cruise Line announced Friday that it will begin using the VeriFLY solution system for operations from U.S. homeports. A pilot program will start this Saturday, January 2... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department is searching for a missing 11-year-old. Fri, Jan 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News  Have you seen this child?   Daytona Beach Police Department took to social media this morning, sharing information related to Eleaser Johnson, a missing 11-year-old from Daytona... Read More

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to host NASA's Day of Remembrance ceremony on January 27. Thu, Jan 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Kennedy Space Center has partnered up with NASA and the Astronauts Memorial Foundation to host NASA’s Day of Remembrance on Thursday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at the Space Mir... Read More

Volusia County awarded for Amendment 10 implementation. Wed, Jan 19, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Florida Association of Counties has awarded Volusia County with the Best Practices Award for the rapid and comprehensive implementation of changes required by the passage of Amendment... Read More

Manatee Watch program seeking volunteers. Fri, Jan 14, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County is seeking residents who live on the water, spend a lot of time near the water, or are avid boaters join the Manatee Watch, a program that watches over manatees in local wa... Read More

Volusia County Schools announces the Advanced Programs application window is now open. Thu, Jan 13, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools offers two advanced programs for its students and has announced the Advanced Programs application window is now open and ends on January 31. The two advanced progr... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line Travel Advisory Thu, Jan 13, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Norwegian Cruise Line has updated its sailing schedule because of ongoing travel restrictions. The cruise line made the following changes for the safety of its guests, crew, and commu... Read More

Community Assistance closes Rental Assistance portal after 36 Minutes. Wed, Jan 12, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Emergency Rental Assistance online portal opened today, January 12, at 9 a.m. After receiving five hundred applications, the portal closed at 9:36 a.m. The portal allowed county resi... Read More

Lake City man dead after vehicle fire outside of Daytona Beach Police Department Headquarters. Wed, Jan 12, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department is currently working on an active investigation following a car fire outside the Daytona Beach Police Department Headquarters that left a 55-year-ol... Read More

State Road A1A in Ormond Beach meeting notice Tue, Jan 11, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Transportation invites residents to attend a public meeting regarding project plans on State Road A1A at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 12. The purpose behind... Read More

Drivers Education courses offered for High School students. Fri, Jan 07, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Any student residing in Volusia County may register for the spring semester Driver’s Education program beginning Tuesday, January 11, at 8 p.m. There are no fees associated with the... Read More

Volusia County Fairgrounds to begin offering COVID-19 tests, January 10. Fri, Jan 07, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County has contracted with Family Health Source to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand to counteract the increased demand for testi... Read More

Two arrested in death of 89-year-old Ponce Inlet woman. Thu, Jan 06, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Ponce Inlet Police, in collaboration with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Attorney’s Homicide Taskforce, have arrested two Oak Hill residents in co... Read More

Volusia residents urged to not go to Hospitals for COVID tests. Thu, Jan 06, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   With the recent spike in new COVID-19 cases in Volusia County, health officials advise residents to stay away from hospitals for COVID tests to maintain sufficient capacity at area emerge... Read More

Volusia County Schools graduation rates up to 91.9%. Wed, Jan 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Schools is proud to announce that graduation rates for the 2020 – 2021 school year were at the highest they have ever been at 91.9 percent; An increase by 4.... Read More

Two arrested in gas station armed robbery. Tue, Jan 04, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   With assistance from the Volusia Sheriff’s Office, the Daytona Beach Police Department arrested two men in an early-morning gas station robbery near Daytona International Speedway.... Read More

I-95 overnight ramp closure extended through Tuesday, January 4. Tue, Jan 04, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Transportation has announced that the I-95 & State Road 44 ramp closure will remain closed for another night. Construction will keep the lane closed to compl... Read More

Florida Department of Transportation plans Lane closure on Dunlawton Avenue for Thursday, January 6. Tue, Jan 04, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   On January 6, the two outside lanes of eastbound Dunlawton Avenue - between South Peninsula Avenue and Cardinal Boulevard - will be closed overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The lane c... Read More

Brushfire damages at least one home in South Daytona; Reed Canal Road closed. Mon, Jan 03, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The city of South Daytona has confirmed that at least one home was damaged after a brushfire started in the woods off Reed Canal Road in the Coventry Forest area. According to t... Read More

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