Chris Conomos sworn-in as Daytona Beach Shores City Council member

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Shores City Council has selected attorney Christopher Conomos to fill the City Council seat vacated by Richard Frizalone, who is moving outside the Daytona Beach Shores city limits.

Volusia County's beach cam on Dunlawton in Daytona Beach Shores not working

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Volusia County's two beach cams for online viewers is working.

The "Daytona Beach" beach cam at the Dunlawton approach in Daytona Beach Shores shows shows a blackened blackened screen with a brief message that reads: "We are havoing problems with playback. We apologize for the inconvenience."

The cam has been inoperable since last weekend. The audio is fine, but the video feed is off. The other county beach cam on the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp is working fine. 

New Smyrna Beach Mayor Jim Hathaway on Memorial Day: 'We will always be in debt to the fallen soldier'

Memorial Day 2016 recognized on the hard sands of New Smyrna Beach, Florida / Headline Surfer®New Smyrna Beach Mayor Jim Hathaway spaks on Memorial Day / Headline SurferEditor's Note: New Smyrna Beach Mayor Jim Hathaway, shown here in the inset, was asked for a copy of his 2016 Memorial Day speech, which he delivered on the sacred holiday on Monday in Riverside Park for publication in Headline Surfer®. Hathaway, a New Smyrna Beach native, who served as a city commissioner for 18 years until 2012, was elected mayor two years later. He is seeking re-election for another two years in the 2016 elections. Hathaway served in the United States Army Reserves, earning the rank of captain in the Quartermaster Corps, before he was honorably discharged. The main display picture in recognition of Memorial Day, was shot on the hard sands of New Smyrna Beach, among the most popular tourist destinations for the eclectic shops on Flagler Avenue, leading to the curling waves where it's a badge of honor for surfers nipped by a shark near the South Jetty, and home to the US Coast Guard station. 
Here is the text of what Hathaway said in his Memorial Day message:

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- On this day of remembrance, we honor the bravest amongst us – those who stood up, carried the American Standard, and then came home embraced in that flag. What do you say to a young wife whose husband won’t return from a foreign battlefield? How do you console a grieving child whose parent paid the ultimate sacrifice for his or her nation?

Public invited to April 20 Environmental Justice Conference in New Smyrna Beach

Donna Gray Banks coordinating justice seminar in New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®
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Donna Gray-Banks, shown here at left, will lead a free workshop on environmental justice from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 20, at the Alonzo ‘Babe’ James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The public is invited to an April 20 Environmental Justice Conference in New Smyrna Beach, overseen by Donna Gray-Banks, the municipality's community resource coordinator. Here are the details:

What: Environmental Justice Conference geared toward non-profit organizations, governments, community stakeholders, students, scholars, artists and environmental health professionals. Dr. Deanna Wathington, Bethune-Cookman University College of Health Sciences executive dean, will discuss how the environment affects health. Environmental engineers and community redevelopment staff will define brownfields and environmental justice and discuss community perspectives.

Who should attend: Scholars, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, community stakeholders, students, environmental health professionals and artists.

New Smyrna Beach hires Greg Anglin of Cocoa as city's fire chief, effective May 18

Greg Anglin is the new fire chief of New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Greg Anglin of Brevard County, a veteran firefighter and fire services administrator,will take over as chief of New Smyrna Beach next month with an annual salary of $90,000.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida native has been selected as New Smyrna Beach’s next fire chief.

The City Commission is expected to confirm Greg Anglin to lead the department at its next regular meeting, Tuesday, April 28, in City Hall Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Ave.

“We received 42 applications from around the country including many very strong candidates,” New Smyrna Beach City Manager Pam Brangaccio told Headline Surfer®. “The interview panel and I feel Chief Anglin has the expertise and leadership skills to fit well internally with the department and in our community.”

New Smyrna Beach firefighters 'pinned'

Edgewater police Sgt Robert Hazelwood pins firefighter promotion bage on NSB firefighter-son, Brandon Hazelwood / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Edgewater Police Sgt. Robert Hazelwood 'pins' a promotion badge on his New Smyrna Beach firefighter-son, Brandon Hazelwood, at New Smyrna Beach City Hall.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A firefighter received a promotional pin from his police officer-father during a ceremony before the City Commission, showing a penchant for public safety runs in the Hazelwood family.