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April 2022 Blog Archive

‘Occupant with Autism’ decals are now available to Volusia County residents from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Thu, Apr 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that all Volusia County residents now have the opportunity to display an “Occupant with Autism” decal o... Read More

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center gains a new mental health crisis counselor to work with dispatchers. Thu, Apr 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and Communications Center is proud to welcome Angela Hardee, a newly hired mental health crisis counselor from SMA Healthcare. A... Read More

Video 911 calls are coming soon to Volusia County. Thu, Apr 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday, April 27, that it is preparing to deploy new technology, making 911 video calls possible for the first time in Volu... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating the suspect of a shooting on North Caroline Street in Daytona Beach. Thu, Apr 28, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News  Have you seen this man?     The Daytona Beach Police Department is searching for Jarrod D. Stalling, 31, as the suspect in a shooting from two weeks ago on North Caroline ... Read More

Volusia County Veterans’ Services offices are to close temporarily from May 2-5. Tue, Apr 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Veterans’ Services offices will be closed temporarily from May 2 through May 5 to allow staff to attend training and recertification programs. According to ... Read More

The Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet to release three sea turtles on April 27. Tue, Apr 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The staff at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet are giving three juvenile sea turtles a new lease on life when they are released back into the ocean at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,... Read More

Ormond Beach Police Department to participate in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative on April 30. Tue, Apr 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Ormond Beach Police Department announced Monday, April 25, the department's participation in the 2022 DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, sponsored by the Dr... Read More

Daytona Beach to offer a home gardening presentation on May 11. Mon, Apr 25, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The City of Daytona Beach will host a family-friendly educational presentation with local environmentalist Jenny Nazak, discussing home gardening and the Home Grown National Park movement... Read More

Edgewater woman completes new online high school. Mon, Apr 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Jennifer Goines-Warren, 37, of Edgewater, is a business owner, a mother of four, and recently became the first Volusia County resident to graduate from the Smart Horizon Career O... Read More

Ormond Beach announces road closure for Corbin Avenue on April 28. Mon, Apr 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Ormond Beach has announced a road closure on Corbin Avenue, between Eileen Butts Street and City Hall in front of Ormond Garage, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, between ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Lines becomes the first Major Cruise Line to employ bio-digesters fleetwide. Fri, Apr 22, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Carnival Cruise Lines wants to celebrate Earth Day by highlighting its latest improvement in environmental efforts by recognizing its industry leadership and reducing food waste ... Read More

Sea Turtle Lighting Expo set for May 27 in Daytona Beach Shores. Fri, Apr 22, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Sea turtle nesting season will begin on May 1, and as a result, Volusia County wants to teach oceanfront property owners how to light their properties without harming the turtles. A free ... Read More

FLOW bus to visit New Smyrna Beach Regional Library on May 4. Fri, Apr 22, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Motorists will be able to take advantage of Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) on Wednesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the FLOW bus visits the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library a... Read More

Daytona Beach Airport to hold a TSA Precheck enrollment event May 23 through 27. Thu, Apr 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach International Airport will host an on-site TSA Precheck enrollment event from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. May 23 through 27 in the baggage claim area. TSA Precheck... Read More

Both New Smyrna Beach Middle School and New Smyrna Beach High School lockdowns have been lifted. Thu, Apr 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Both New Smyrna Beach Middle School, located at 1200 S Myrtle Avenue, and New Smyrna Beach High School, located at 1015 10th Street in New Smyrna Beach, were placed under lockdow... Read More

Volusia County's Emergency Rental Assistance portal reopens on May 4. Thu, Apr 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   There are still funds available for financially struggling households due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Volusia County will reopen its Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) portal... Read More

Votran makes temporary service changes and will no longer require riders to wear face masks. Thu, Apr 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Votran, Volusia County’s public transportation system, continues to experience challenges reaching pre-pandemic staffing levels. To prevent further disruptions in service t... Read More

Sea turtle nesting season starts May 1 in Volusia County. Mon, Apr 18, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Sea turtle nesting season begins May 1, and already there are three Leatherback Turtle nests located in Volusia County, with one of them (discovered on April 2) being the earliest recorde... Read More

Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange was evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat. Mon, Apr 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Spruce Creek High School, located at 801 Taylor Road in Port Orange, was evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat, following a message received by school officials regarding... Read More

Four Volusia County libraries to offer free graduation photos. Mon, Apr 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Whether you’re graduating from kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, or college, staff members of four Volusia County Library branches want to give graduates a free green scre... Read More

Volusia County Health Department Clinics to offer free STD tests April 18 -22. Mon, Apr 18, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Health recognizes April as STD Awareness Month and is looking to raise awareness regarding sexually transmitted infections and diseases. The goal of the... Read More

Volusia County Schools terminates Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz as Superintendent. Wed, Apr 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Volusia County School Board has decided to terminate Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz from his position as su... Read More

Jim Judge to return to Volusia County Emergency Management. Wed, Apr 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County's current Emergency Management Director, Helene Wetherington, has resigned effective April 14, allowing Jim Judge to return as the head of the division. Judge served as... Read More

Port Orange Police Department, in partnership with FDOT, to participate in a High Visibility Enforcement operation through May 13. Fri, Apr 08, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Volusia County ranks in the top 25 counties in the State of Florida for traffic crashes. In response, the Port Orange Pol... Read More

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Volusia County offers homebuyer classes. Thu, Apr 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Volusia County announces multiple pre-purchase homebuyers’ workshops that meet the education requirements for those wanting to part... Read More

Votran announces free rides for Earth Day on April 22. Wed, Apr 06, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Votran, Volusia County's public transit system, is committed to protecting the planet and is going green by offering free rides to riders for Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2022, on all f... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is riding in the 25th annual Florida Tour de Force in Memory of Frank Scofield. Fri, Apr 01, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz  Belden Communications News    Beginning on Monday, April 4, 2022, participant riders will partake in the 25th annual Florida Tour de Force. The 270-mile charity bicycle ride starts in North Miami Beach ... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department is investigating after shots were fired at Police Officers during a well-being check. Fri, Apr 01, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    On Thursday, March 31, 2022, just before 3:30 p.m., two Daytona Beach Police Officers responded to a call to the 900 block of Essex Road regarding a well-being check. Upon arriva... Read More

County Staff to hold a public meeting at Bicentennial Park in Ormond Beach on April 14. Fri, Apr 01, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Staff members from Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation, and Culture Division will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m., at the Bicentennial Park Community Cen... Read More

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