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Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

| April 23, 2014

Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

Mary Shaw Mathews, 88, was found to have died by strangulation and over-medication on Feb. 21 at her Palm Coast home. Her son Richard

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An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

| April 22, 2014

An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

Adam Fisher's "An Everlasting Name" and Charlotte Raspanti “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” give voice to children and survivors of the Holocaust in a

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A Film Studio Grows in Palm Coast: 10th Voyage Nurtures Zombies and Ambitions

| April 21, 2014

A Film Studio Grows in Palm Coast: 10th Voyage Nurtures Zombies and Ambitions

Operating from a plain-looking office complex in Palm Coast's Hargrove Grade, 10th Voyage Studio is the creation of three young men--Patrick Appolonia, Scott Nance,

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Sheriff’s Deputies Waiting Tables at Bob Evans in Special Olympics Fund-Raiser Tuesday, Ahead of Saturday Torch Run

| April 21, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputies Waiting Tables at Bob Evans in Special Olympics Fund-Raiser Tuesday, Ahead of Saturday Torch Run

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies will be waiting tables at Bob Evans restaurant in Palm Coast on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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A Rabbi, a Priest and a Bible Walk Into a Seminar: An Interfaith Class in Palm Coast Delivers Weekly Punchlines

| April 20, 2014

A Rabbi, a Priest and a Bible Walk Into a Seminar: An Interfaith Class in Palm Coast Delivers Weekly Punchlines

Every week since December at St. Thomas Church in Palm Coast, Rabbi Merrill Shapiro and Rev. Robert Elfvin have led an interfaith seminar, open

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Raising Hope: Indian Trails Guardian Angels Lift Awareness of Teen Suicide and Depression

| April 17, 2014

Raising Hope: Indian Trails Guardian Angels Lift Awareness of Teen Suicide and Depression

The Guardian Angels, one of two Indian Trails Middle School Service Learning groups doing projects in conjunction with Palm Coast’s annual Arbor Day celebration

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No Thanks: Bunnell Votes 4-1 to Return Old Courthouse to the County, Citing Costs and Liabilities

| April 15, 2014

No Thanks: Bunnell Votes 4-1 to Return Old Courthouse to the County, Citing Costs and Liabilities

The stunning reversal culminates months of doubt and disappointment about the building on city officials' part as they discovered a structure in more

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Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

| April 14, 2014

Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

County and Flagler Beach rescue authorities spent several fruitless hours searching for a man believed to have drowned in the surf off of South

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Trap, Neuter and Return: Feral Cat Program Makes Progress in Flagler Beach, But Not in Palm Coast

| April 14, 2014

Trap, Neuter and Return: Feral Cat Program Makes Progress in Flagler Beach, But Not in Palm Coast

The Flagler Humane Society is on pace to trap, neuter and return some 600 cats in Flagler Beach through a program that avoids killing

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Grand Jury Declines to Indict Ex-Flagler Beach Cop Bobby MacDonald Over Wife’s Gunshot Wound, But Case May Remain Open for Years

| April 9, 2014

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Ex-Flagler Beach Cop Bobby MacDonald Over Wife’s Gunshot Wound, But Case May Remain Open for Years

A Flagler County grand jury found no probable cause to go forward with an indictment against Robert "Bobby" MacDonald, who brought his wife Kathy

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Open Skateboard Rinks to Scooters and Bikes? County and Flagler Beach Propose More Permissive Rules at Wadsworth

| April 9, 2014

Open Skateboard Rinks to Scooters and Bikes? County and Flagler Beach Propose More Permissive Rules at Wadsworth

The proposal is dividing officials and parents, some of whom like the broader allowance, some of whom consider it an invitation to accidents and

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Palm Coast Prepares to Run Its Own Elections, But Cost Would Rise and Turnout Drop

| April 8, 2014

Palm Coast Prepares to Run Its Own Elections, But Cost Would Rise and Turnout Drop

Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks and Palm Coast have been in talks to resolve their differences, but in case they don't, Palm Coast is

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250-Mile, Coast-to-Coast Bike Trail
Across Central Florida Nears Reality

| April 24, 2014

250-Mile, Coast-to-Coast Bike Trail <br />Across Central Florida Nears Reality

Sen. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, thanked House members for supporting his Coast-to-Coast bike-trail connector, which was vetoed last year by Gov. Rick Scott when lawmakers backed the project as a $50 million item.

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Progress Florida Launches Executive Accountability Project as Culture of Secrecy Pervades Scott Administration

| April 23, 2014

Progress Florida Launches Executive Accountability Project as Culture of Secrecy Pervades Scott Administration

The culture of self-serving deal-making that grips many of our state capitals has operated essentially in secret, relying on tactics to avoid Government in the Sunshine laws and a lack of public attention. The Executive

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In Clearest Pro-Immigrant Shift Yet, Gov. Scott Demands a Senate Vote on In-State Tuition for Undocumented

| April 23, 2014

In Clearest Pro-Immigrant Shift Yet, Gov. Scott Demands a Senate Vote on In-State Tuition for Undocumented

The governor, who originally came to office threatening to crack down on undocumented immigrants, said Tuesday that his opinion on the issue was shaped by stories he's heard from students who grew up in Florida

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Latest Beer-Sale Proposal Protects Big Distributors as Craft Brewers Are Limited to 2,000 Off-Site Kegs

| April 22, 2014

Latest Beer-Sale Proposal Protects Big Distributors as Craft Brewers Are Limited to 2,000 Off-Site Kegs

A Senate proposal that would allow small craft brewers to directly sell beer in bottles and cans, as long as they limit to 2,000 kegs how much beer is made for off-site sales, continues to

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On Again: Carver Center Auction Opens Bids for Safaris, Bowling, Pizza in a Commissioner’s Home (BYOB) and More

| April 22, 2014

On Again: Carver Center Auction Opens Bids for Safaris, Bowling, Pizza in a Commissioner’s Home (BYOB) and More

The popular Carver Center Online Auction is back for the fourth year, with some 67 items to bid on through the rest of the month as Bunnell's Carver Center foundation hopes to yet again raise

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0-For-5: In latest Blow to Scott, U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal on Drug-Testing State Workers

| April 21, 2014

0-For-5: In latest Blow to Scott, U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal on Drug-Testing State Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to take up the case means that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling stands: Drug tests can't be justified constitutionally for many of the 85,000 workers who

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Florida State University’s Rape Problem: Football First, Morals Later

| April 19, 2014

Florida State University’s Rape Problem: Football First, Morals Later

The Jameis Winston revelations are one more reminder of just how far universities and their apologists are willing to go to protect the multibillion-dollar enterprise that we call “college sports.” What is the cost to

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Dream Act’s Florida Push Dies as Senate Panel Kills Proposal to Give In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants

| April 18, 2014

Dream Act’s Florida Push Dies as Senate Panel Kills Proposal to Give In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants

Supporters of the bill seemed taken aback by the news, which came less than a week after Sen. Jack Latvala, the Clearwater Republican who sponsored the bill, announced that half the Senate had agreed to

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Your Amazon Holiday Is Over: Giant Starts Collecting Sales Tax in Florida in 2 Weeks

| April 17, 2014

Your Amazon Holiday Is Over: Giant Starts Collecting Sales Tax in Florida in 2 Weeks

For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon's entry into the state's brick-and-mortar retail landscape could mean about $80 million a year in sales taxes, according to one

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Despite Parental Notification Law, Court Finds Room for Teens to Protect Privacy When Seeking Abortion

| April 16, 2014

Despite Parental Notification Law, Court Finds Room for Teens to Protect Privacy When Seeking Abortion

Florida voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment that requires parents to be notified before their minor daughters can have abortions. But an appeals court ruling released Friday shows how far teens can go to

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House Balks at $2 Million-a-Year Tax Subsidy to Daytona Speedway as Other Breaks Advance

| April 15, 2014

House Balks at $2 Million-a-Year Tax Subsidy to Daytona Speedway as Other Breaks Advance

Funding for Daytona International Speedway and a temporary tax break on gym memberships could be casualties when the House and Senate meet next week on their opposing packages to complete Gov. Rick Scott's $500 million

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Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? Legal Pot Comes with Risks

| April 13, 2014

Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? Legal Pot Comes with Risks

Legal pot is attracting new and possibly naïve users — creating risks that some don't bargain for. Second, the public health system's desire to protect people may be well-intentioned, but regulation and efforts to track

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Going Coastal, Going Local: Palm Coast’s Workhorse Galleries Celebrate Their Own

Going Coastal, Going Local: Palm Coast’s Workhorse Galleries Celebrate Their Own

Hollingsworth Gallery opens its 6th annual show featuring its membership's works while the Flagler County Art League opens its first ever "Going Coastal" show as part of Second Saturday's Art Walk at City

Mar 8, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

Mary Shaw Mathews, 88, was found to have died by strangulation and over-medication on Feb. 21 at her Palm Coast home. Her son Richard told detectives that she had asked him to end

Apr 23, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

Mary Shaw Mathews, 88, was found to have died by strangulation and over-medication on Feb. 21 at her Palm Coast home. Her son Richard told detectives that she had asked him to end

Apr 23, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

Adam Fisher's "An Everlasting Name" and Charlotte Raspanti “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” give voice to children and survivors of the Holocaust in a pair of productions ending City Repertory Theatre's third season

Apr 22, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam Palm Coast Voters Lose Again: The City Of Low Turnout Gets a Spoiled Election

Palm Coast Voters Lose Again: The City Of Low Turnout Gets a Spoiled Election

Even if Palm Coast and Supervisor of Elections Weeks work out their differences, as it now looks like they have, voters have already lost as this months-long manufactured controversy will become election campaign

Apr 11, 2014 / More »
Jo Ann Nahirny A Matanzas High Teacher Reveals Her Evaluation Scores, and the Absurdity of Florida’s “VAM” Scam

A Matanzas High Teacher Reveals Her Evaluation Scores, and the Absurdity of Florida’s “VAM” Scam

What do my almighty "VAM" scores reveal about me, my students, the quality of my instruction or what goes on in my classroom? Absolutely nothing, writes JoAnn Nahirny, who deconstructs Florida's new teacher-evaluation

Feb 26, 2014 / More »
Steve Robinson Florida State University’s Rape Problem: Football First, Morals Later

Florida State University’s Rape Problem: Football First, Morals Later

The Jameis Winston revelations are one more reminder of just how far universities and their apologists are willing to go to protect the multibillion-dollar enterprise that we call “college sports.” What is the

Apr 19, 2014 / More »
Guest Columns Progress Florida Launches Executive Accountability Project as Culture of Secrecy Pervades Scott Administration

Progress Florida Launches Executive Accountability Project as Culture of Secrecy Pervades Scott Administration

The culture of self-serving deal-making that grips many of our state capitals has operated essentially in secret, relying on tactics to avoid Government in the Sunshine laws and a lack of public attention.

Apr 23, 2014 / More »
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Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted »

Richard Mathews, 62, Is Charged With Manslaughter in His Mother’s Death, Which He Says She Wanted

Mary Shaw Mathews, 88, was found to have died by strangulation and over-medication on Feb. 21 at her Palm Coast home. Her son Richard told detectives that she had asked him to end her life as she had been suffering and declining fast. Mathews is

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An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows »

An Everlasting Horror Reenacted and Remembered as CRT Ends Season With 2 Holocaust Shows

Adam Fisher's "An Everlasting Name" and Charlotte Raspanti “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” give voice to children and survivors of the Holocaust in a pair of productions ending City Repertory Theatre's third season at City Market Place, starting this weekend.

Apr 22 2014 / No comment / Read More »

A Film Studio Grows in Palm Coast: 10th Voyage Nurtures Zombies and Ambitions »

A Film Studio Grows in Palm Coast: 10th Voyage Nurtures Zombies and Ambitions

Operating from a plain-looking office complex in Palm Coast's Hargrove Grade, 10th Voyage Studio is the creation of three young men--Patrick Appolonia, Scott Nance, and Lenny Mosco--who believe that the days of bigness in film-making are over: they're poised to make technology and versatility pay

Apr 21 2014 / 3 comments / Read More »
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