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Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a charter boat operator, who has fished the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean and the waters around Ponce Inlet and the Lagoon for over 35 years. I am also an avid conservation-minded outdoorsman and hunter and will be honored to write Fish, Feathers and Fur (and sometimes articles relating to general wildlife) for NSB News and

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Welcome to, your newest forum for news in Southeast Volusia. This 24-hour news service is the first of a two-step process in providing comprehensive journalism for the residents and merchants of greater New Smyrna Beach. In the coming weeks, we will be developing a weekly tabloid newspaper, NSB News. People have often asked me why I don't just start up my own newspaper, considering my years of experience. Now that I have, some are asking if it will work out in a weakened economy.

Daytona Beach father and son charged in drug bust

A father and son are facing multiple drug charges after narcotics agents seized 7 pounds of marijuana and about 102 grams of cocaine from a house in Daytona Beach on Thursday, the Volusia County Sheriff's office reported.

The East Volusia Narcotics Task Force also seized a firearm, cash, 18 Ecstasy pills and a digital scale during a search of 160 Gala Circle.

Topless woman holds up traffic in DeLand

DeLAND -- A woman was taken into custody Wednesday after interrupting the flow of traffic by walking around topless, city police reported.

Police received a number of calls about the 30-year-old woman's state of undress at the intersection of South Orange and West Euclid avenues.

Police reported finding the woman "foaming at the mouth" while talking to herself when they arrived. She told police she was instructed by God to direct traffic. She was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.


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Former Bethune-Cookman employee charged with fraud

DAYTONA BEACH - A city worker in Daytona Beach has been charged with stealing money in her former job in the accounting department at Bethune-Cookman University, police said.

Elgena Wallace, 32, of Port Orange, who has worked in the Daytona Beach utility-department for about a year, was arested Friday on a charge of organized scheme to defraud. Wallace is accused of taking $40,000 from student checks and depositing the money into her own bank account.