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One Fugitive Arrested After All-Night Hunt in B-Section, Other Man Still On the Run Following Wreck on I-95

| February 5, 2016

One Fugitive Arrested After All-Night Hunt in B-Section, Other Man Still On the Run Following Wreck on I-95

Flagler County Sheriff's deputies aided by Flagler County Fire Flight had been hunting two men believed to be escaped convicts following a single-car crash

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Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s Tennis Tourney

| February 5, 2016

Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s  Tennis Tourney

Palm Coast's celebrated Reilly Opelka, the boys Wimbledon Champ, says he probably would not have competed in the ongoing Men's Futures Tennis Tournament even

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Sheriff’s Sgt. Van Buren Announces Retirement 7 Weeks After He’s Named Deputy of the Year

| February 4, 2016

Sheriff’s Sgt. Van Buren Announces Retirement 7 Weeks After He’s Named Deputy of the Year

Sgt. Michael van Buren had just ended one of his most decorated years since joining the Flagler County Sheriff's Office 28 years ago. He

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Plea Lessens Palm Coast Child Rapist’s Sentence to 10 Years in Prison, 20 on Probation

| February 4, 2016

Plea Lessens Palm Coast Child Rapist’s Sentence to 10 Years in Prison, 20 on Probation

Andrew S. Wilson, 55, of 82 Brushwood Lane in Palm Coast, had been arrested on a count of raping a child younger than 12,

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Bringing “Poverty Inc.” to Palm Coast’s Epic Theater, a Compassionate Entrepreneur’s Goal

| February 4, 2016

Bringing “Poverty Inc.” to Palm Coast’s Epic Theater, a Compassionate Entrepreneur’s Goal

Jenny Skripko, a Palm Coast resident and "Compassionate Entrepreneur" with Trades of Hopes, is bringing the celebrated "Poverty Inc." documentary to Epic Theaters on

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Orlando Artist Stewart Jones Opens at New Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach Friday

| February 4, 2016

Orlando Artist Stewart Jones Opens at New Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach Friday

Jones's one-person show, “Documental Environments – From Shore to Shore,” will run from February 5 to 29, with the artist’s opening reception on Friday

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Palm Coast Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Forte In Dramatic Rescue of Drowning Man

| February 3, 2016

Palm Coast Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Forte In Dramatic Rescue of Drowning Man

Palm Coast Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Forte was in the W-Section when the drowning of a 71-year-old resident on Whispering Pine Drive was called

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Palm Coast Council Gives Itself a Few Dollars’ Raise, Thwarting Nobile on Referendum

| February 3, 2016

Palm Coast Council Gives Itself a Few Dollars’ Raise, Thwarting Nobile on Referendum

Another nearly year-long discussion ends with an annual $228 raise for the mayor, $228 for council members, and no future automatic increases, but no

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How 3-Month Investigation Led to Arrest of Palm Coast Man in Flagler Beach Publix Robbery

| February 3, 2016

How 3-Month Investigation Led to Arrest of Palm Coast Man in Flagler Beach Publix Robbery

Crushing debt allegedly led Daniel J. Fountain, a Palm Coast resident on probation and facing foreclosure, to rob Publix of $2,668 last October--and immediately

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Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club Lives: School Board Grants Reprieve, 5-0

| February 2, 2016

Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club Lives: School Board Grants Reprieve, 5-0

The school board's unanimous decision ends a remarkable turnaround for the club, which just last September faced permanent closure, though its deficits have still

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“We Live Without My Son”: A Mother’s Story of Her Teen’s Suicide Frames Town Hall Meeting

| February 2, 2016

“We Live Without My Son”: A Mother’s Story of Her Teen’s Suicide Frames Town Hall Meeting

Barbara Coxwell, who lost her 15-year-old son to suicide in 2013, and School Board Chairman Colleen Conklin, led the virtual town hall as a

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County Attorney Hadeed Challenges State Ethics Panel’s Fee Denial and Calls for Appeal

| February 2, 2016

County Attorney Hadeed Challenges State Ethics Panel’s Fee Denial and Calls for Appeal

County Attorney Al Hadeed says the Florida Ethics Commission was wrong to deny Flagler attorneys' fees from frivolous complaints filed by government opponents. He

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E Pluribus Un-American:
The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

| February 5, 2016

<i>E Pluribus Un-American:</i> <br>The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

President Obama's trip to a mosque to reassure American Muslims of their importance should have been unnecessary. It reveals how deep-seated prejudice remains, especially that of conservative Christians who claim to preach acceptance.

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Chief Justice Jorge Labarga Will Serve Second Successive Term, a First Since 1865

| February 5, 2016

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga Will Serve Second Successive Term, a First Since 1865

Chief justices preside over the Supreme Court and, more broadly, head the state's judicial branch. In the broader role, Labarga has focused on taking steps to try to expand access to legal services for low-income

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| February 5, 2016

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Today's Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Weekend Briefing: First Friday, Stewart Jones at Ocean Art, Polar Bear Plunge, Birding Palm Coast

| February 5, 2016

Weekend Briefing: First Friday, Stewart Jones at Ocean Art, Polar Bear Plunge, Birding Palm Coast

It'll be difficult keeping track of events this weekend with birding, art, First Friday, the Polar Bear plunge and many more activities in Palm Coast and Flagler Beach.

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Terrorism Isn’t the Biggest Threat Facing America. It’s Barely a Threat at All.

| February 4, 2016

Terrorism Isn’t the Biggest Threat Facing America. It’s Barely a Threat at All.

Ignorance, misplaced fear, irresponsible media and blustering presidential candidates have made more of terrorism than it deserves while sidelining the one weapon at America's disposal in the fight: smarts.

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Measure Forbidding Local Governments From Using Red-Light Cameras Advances

| February 4, 2016

Measure Forbidding Local Governments From Using Red-Light Cameras Advances

Sen. Jeff Brandes' measure would repeal a law known as the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act of 2010 and, as a result, prevent local governments from using the cameras for traffic enforcement.

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Thursday Briefing: Renee Taylor’s Life On a Diet, FPC’s One-Act Plays at the Bistro, John Irving Talks

| February 4, 2016

Thursday Briefing: Renee Taylor’s Life On a Diet, FPC’s One-Act Plays at the Bistro, John Irving Talks

Renee Taylor is at the Flagler Auditorium, FPC Thespians are in two one-act comedies: "AP Theatre" by Ed Monk and "The Least Offensive Play in the Whole Darn World" by Jonathan Rand.

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Family of Corey Jones, Killed by Cop, Calls For Regulation of Police Body Cameras

| February 3, 2016

Family of Corey Jones, Killed by Cop, Calls For Regulation of Police Body Cameras

A musician, Corey Jones was fatally shot by a plainclothes Palm Beach Gardens officer when his car broke down on Interstate 95 in the early morning after a gig. The officer, who was driving an

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Low Gas Prices Are Great For You and Me. For World Security? Not So Much.

| February 3, 2016

Low Gas Prices Are Great For You and Me. For World Security? Not So Much.

Banditry, corruption and tyranny from Saudi Arabia to Iraq to Russia depends on high oil prices. As prices fall, the bandits in charge will quarrel more among themselves – and with their neighbors.

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Wednesday Briefing: Tennis Pros, Scott Chats Up Counties, Disruptive Season in Full Swing

| February 3, 2016

Wednesday Briefing: Tennis Pros, Scott Chats Up Counties, Disruptive Season in Full Swing

The Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at the Palm Coast Tennis Center enters its second day, Gov. Rick Scott addresses the state association of counties, where most of Flagler's commissioners are this week.

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Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely; 389 Death Row Inmates In Limbo

| February 2, 2016

Florida Supreme Court Halts Executions Indefinitely; 389 Death Row Inmates In Limbo

The U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Florida's death-penalty sentencing scheme on Jan. 12, forcing the state to rewrite its law but also putting in question whether the new law must apply to all 489 death row

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My Sobering, Rewarding Job at an Abortion Clinic

| February 2, 2016

My Sobering, Rewarding Job at an Abortion Clinic

Catherine Durkin Robinson's duties involved helping patients through their abortion procedures. They’d already met with the doctor and nurse. Her job was to assist them emotionally.

7 comments / Read More »
Culture Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s  Tennis Tourney

Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s Tennis Tourney

Palm Coast's celebrated Reilly Opelka, the boys Wimbledon Champ, says he probably would not have competed in the ongoing Men's Futures Tennis Tournament even if he did not have a stress fracture as

Feb 5, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 One Fugitive Arrested After All-Night Hunt in B-Section, Other Man Still On the Run Following Wreck on I-95

One Fugitive Arrested After All-Night Hunt in B-Section, Other Man Still On the Run Following Wreck on I-95

Flagler County Sheriff's deputies aided by Flagler County Fire Flight had been hunting two men believed to be escaped convicts following a single-car crash on I-95 just north of Palm Coast Parkway this

Feb 5, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties <i>E Pluribus Un-American:</i> <br>The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

E Pluribus Un-American:
The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

President Obama's trip to a mosque to reassure American Muslims of their importance should have been unnecessary. It reveals how deep-seated prejudice remains, especially that of conservative Christians who claim to preach acceptance.

Feb 5, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Weekend Briefing: First Friday, Stewart Jones at Ocean Art, Polar Bear Plunge, Birding Palm Coast

Weekend Briefing: First Friday, Stewart Jones at Ocean Art, Polar Bear Plunge, Birding Palm Coast

It'll be difficult keeping track of events this weekend with birding, art, First Friday, the Polar Bear plunge and many more activities in Palm Coast and Flagler Beach.

Feb 5, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam <i>E Pluribus Un-American:</i> <br>The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

E Pluribus Un-American:
The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

President Obama's trip to a mosque to reassure American Muslims of their importance should have been unnecessary. It reveals how deep-seated prejudice remains, especially that of conservative Christians who claim to preach acceptance.

Feb 5, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith A Problem for Enterprise Florida and Gov. Rick Scott: Bill Johnson

A Problem for Enterprise Florida and Gov. Rick Scott: Bill Johnson

Just what the governor doesn't need: a reason for lawmakers to blow raspberries at his budget request for Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI). As it happens, they might have their reason. His name is

Dec 16, 2015 / More »
Project Syndicate Terrorism Isn’t the Biggest Threat Facing America. It’s Barely a Threat at All.

Terrorism Isn’t the Biggest Threat Facing America. It’s Barely a Threat at All.

Ignorance, misplaced fear, irresponsible media and blustering presidential candidates have made more of terrorism than it deserves while sidelining the one weapon at America's disposal in the fight: smarts.

Feb 4, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns My Sobering, Rewarding Job at an Abortion Clinic

My Sobering, Rewarding Job at an Abortion Clinic

Catherine Durkin Robinson's duties involved helping patients through their abortion procedures. They’d already met with the doctor and nurse. Her job was to assist them emotionally.

Feb 2, 2016 / More »
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One Fugitive Arrested After All-Night Hunt in B-Section, Other Man Still On the Run Following Wreck on I-95 »

One Fugitive Arrested After All-Night Hunt in B-Section, Other Man Still On the Run Following Wreck on I-95

Flagler County Sheriff's deputies aided by Flagler County Fire Flight had been hunting two men believed to be escaped convicts following a single-car crash on I-95 just north of Palm Coast Parkway this evening at 6:12 p.m.

Feb 5 2016 / 21 comments / Read More »

Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s Tennis Tourney »

Where’s Opelka? Injury and Ranking Climb Keep Star From Palm Coast’s  Tennis Tourney

Palm Coast's celebrated Reilly Opelka, the boys Wimbledon Champ, says he probably would not have competed in the ongoing Men's Futures Tennis Tournament even if he did not have a stress fracture as he targets bigger tournaments to earn more ranking points.

Feb 5 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Sheriff’s Sgt. Van Buren Announces Retirement 7 Weeks After He’s Named Deputy of the Year »

Sheriff’s Sgt. Van Buren Announces Retirement 7 Weeks After He’s Named Deputy of the Year

Sgt. Michael van Buren had just ended one of his most decorated years since joining the Flagler County Sheriff's Office 28 years ago. He is leaving to take a job in Palm Coast's public works department and have more time with family.

Feb 4 2016 / 23 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Weekend Briefing: First Friday, Stewart Jones at Ocean Art, Polar Bear Plunge, Birding Palm Coast »

Weekend Briefing: First Friday, Stewart Jones at Ocean Art, Polar Bear Plunge, Birding Palm CoastIt'll be difficult keeping track of events this weekend with birding, art, First Friday, the Polar Bear plunge and many more activities in Palm Coast

Feb 5 2016 / No comment / Read More »
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