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Proposed Rural Area Special Exceptions Brings Out Opposition At VCC Meeting


DeLand, FL – Two property owners, one in Oak Hill and one in Ormond Beach, are both asking for special exceptions to build rural event centers on their respective properties. Residents from both areas were at yesterday’s Volusia County Council meeting, mostly to express their opposition to the rural event centers. The owner of what is already an operating rural ... Read More »

Largest Drug Bust In Flagler History Nets 40 Dealers


Bunnell, FL – It’s a banner day for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office after their largest drug bust in history, Operation Heat Wave, takes 40 different drug dealers off the street. And, according to FCSO, the fentanyl and heroin they took off the street was enough to kill 14,000 people. A variety of substances were seized, including over 28 grams ... Read More »

Seabreeze Student Arrested For Shooting Threat


Daytona Beach, FL – A 15-year-old Seabreeze High School Student is under arrest after he made shooting threats on a popular messaging platform. Last Thursday (August 15th), an agent with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force told investigators with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office that they were given an after-hours tip about a school shooting threat. The agent said that ... Read More »

Man Sexually Abused Girl While Living In Her Family’s Home


DeLand, FL – Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators say 37-year-old Scott McDermott is accused of sexually abusing a teen girl while he was living in her home. It started when she was learning to drive. Investigators say that McDermott told the girl she needed to learn to drive with distractions, touching her chest and lower body. He went on to force ... Read More »