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Forest Grove Drive Access to Old Kings Road North Closes Permanently

| July 25, 2016

This permanent road closure is the final step in the recent construction of the Old Kings Road extension on the west side of Forest Grove and the Palm Harbor Parkway extension on its east side.

Goodbye News-Journal

| July 24, 2016

Rick de Yampert, the former arts writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, explains why he cancelled his newspaper subscription for the first time in 43 years.

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

| July 22, 2016

It was not the first recent problem for the Thomas Dann tugboat. Two fireballs were seen from shore, indications of explosions. Its crew was picked up by a fishing vessel, though Flagler County Fire Rescue’s Marine Unit was set to carry out the rescue.

Pyrrhic Vanishing: Democrats Unite, But What Happened To Medicare For All?

| July 18, 2016

Most health policy analysts — including those who are sympathetic to the idea — say moving from the current U.S. public-private hybrid health system to one fully funded by the government in one step is basically impossible. And that’s making a huge assumption that it could get through Congress.

In Debt, Flagler Chamber of Commerce Seeking to Sell Building But Stay Put as Tenant

| July 12, 2016

As debts have caught up with the organization, members of the Flagler Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates this afternoon learned that the chamber is seeking to sell the 10,000 square foot building it has owned, occupied and leased to other tenants since 2006.

Obama Renews Call for Public Option in Health Law to Compete With Private Insurers

| July 11, 2016

Before the public option was dropped in 2010 many liberals hoped — and conservatives feared — that having the government provide insurance alongside private companies would be a step toward a full government-run system.

Latest Florida Newspaper Layoffs Claim Lloyd Dunkelberger of Tallahassee and Recount Fame

| July 11, 2016

Following the latest round of reporter layoffs, they will be replaced, if at all, by younger, cheaper bodies who have not necessarily been taught the difference between putting bylines on news releases and honest reporting, writes Florence Snyder.

Chris Sousa, 21, Matanzas Graduate and Driven Entrepreneur, Struck and Killed by Car in Ormond Beach

| July 10, 2016

Chris Sousa, a Palm Coast resident of Island Estates and a 2013 graduate of Matanzas High School, was killed early this morning as he walked when a vehicle struck him in Ormond Beach.

Economy Returns to Form With 287,000 New Jobs in June, Erasing Previous Month’s Retreat

| July 8, 2016

The national economy in June added 287,000 jobs, its best performance in eight months and a sharp reversal from May’s slumber, when just 11,000 jobs were created–the worst monthly performance since the end of the Great Recession seven years ago.

Don’t Be Fooled: FPL Knocks Off 34-Cent Nukes Charge Only to Prepare for 22.6% Base-Rate Increase

| July 7, 2016

Typical customers will see a 34 cent a month decrease, but FPL is preparing to ask for a huge base-rate increase of 22.6 percent over three years, which will make the savings from the nuclear charge irrelevant.

52 Burglaries Strike Palm Coast’s Major Hotels Overnight, Including Hammock Beach Resort

| July 7, 2016

Some 52 vehicles were targeted in burglaries at four Palm Coast hotels overnight, with smashed windows and stolen belongings in what appears to have been an organized spree.

Chain Restaurants Hurt the Economy, Pollute, And Pay Poverty Wages. Eat Local Instead.

| July 5, 2016

It’s time for big chains to strengthen local economies by keeping food purchases local and ending worker exploitation. But they don’t. Meanwhile, writes Anna Meyer, look for locally owned restaurants that source local and support raising the minimum wage for all workers.

Data, Drones, Apps: Rush to Protect Privacy Raises Concerns Of Stifling Rights and Innovation

| July 4, 2016

As technology redefines the limits of privacy, some of the restrictions, such as those on drones and body cameras may infringe on free speech protections, and some may be smothering innovation.

Flagler Beach Fireworks on July 4 Cap 4-Day Celebration; Palm Coast Fireworks on July 3

| July 2, 2016

Flagler Beach this year is hosting a four-day celebration, starting Friday, with fireworks and the parade on July 4, and fireworks in Palm Coast on July 3 in Town Center.

Teri Craddock As Intracoastal’s Business Relationship Manager, Grand Haven Adds Two Agents

| June 30, 2016

Craddock will be responsible for developing and attending to business and personal banking relationships. Aloha Von Jasinski and Eddie Marcal are both long-time Flagler County real estate agents.

In a First, Flagler Beach Will Offer Free Parking And Shuttles On and Off Island All Day July 4

| June 29, 2016

Flagler Beach made arrangements to provide free parking at the Food Lion on SR100 and free shuttle service in and out of the city from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, with additional free parking at Santa Maria del Mar Church.

Trying to Stem Hemorrhage of Green, Palm Coast Studies Patchy Golf Club Take-Over

| June 28, 2016

Losses at the city-owned Palm Harbor Golf Club are getting worse. The city is considering a “hybrid” take-over of golf and tennis that would still contract put most services but give the city more control.

No More Hairpin Curve as Old Kings Road Extension Around Matanzas High Opens, Last of Big Projects

| June 27, 2016

The extension’s opening marks the last of a series of major road projects intended to improve traffic flow around Palm Coast, and in this case in particular around Matanzas High School.

Entrepreneur Night and Salvo Gallery Exhibit the Art of Start-Up Resilience

| June 26, 2016

Office Divvy Co-Founder Ky Ekinci speaks of his affinities for and philosophical similarities with Salvo Art Project Co-Founder JJ Graham, where the next Entrepreneur Night will take place Tuesday evening.

Cindy Dalecki is Flagler Beach Rotary’s New President, Tim O’Donnell Gets Year’s Top Honor

| June 20, 2016

Dalecki owns Marketing 2 Go, the new-media company she started six years ago on her own and has since turned into an operation employing half a dozen. The club held its annual Cycle Flagler event in May, raising over $15,000.

A Homestead Exemption in Two States? Supreme Court Asked To Rule on Legality

| June 20, 2016

Pointing to a “far-reaching impact” of the case, attorneys for a Broward County woman are asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up a case that involves a married couple having homestead tax exemptions in two states.

Proposed Bear Hunt This Fall Would Unfold In Three Separate Four-Day Periods

| June 19, 2016

The recommendation to hold the state’s second bear hunt in the past 20 years expands on a proposal from state biologists without offering hard numbers of bears that could be killed or suggesting a number of permits that could be made available or the costs of permits.

At Salvo Gallery, JJ Graham’s Burst of 50 “Builder Paintings” Brush Art For Growth’s Sake

| June 17, 2016

Salvo Gallery’s indefatigable JJ Graham painted 50 works for Saturday’s now show opening as a way to fund the next stage of growth at the gallery and artist community he co-owns with Petra Iston in Bunnell.

Palm Coast’s Cypress Knoll Golf Course Closing Saturday, Employees Are Told

| June 16, 2016

Golf Group of Palm Coast purchased the Cypress Course, Pines Course and the closed Matanzas Course from bankrupt Crescent Resources for $2 million. Crescent operated locally as Landmar Group. The three courses were collectively know as the Grand Club.

Palm Coast’s Coastal Cloud Gets Quarterly JaxUSA Leadership Award

| June 15, 2016

Coastal Cloud, a Flagler County-based technology company, was awarded the second quarter JAXUSA Industry Leader Award on June 6, the company announced today. The award was presented to Coastal Cloud co-founders Tim and Sara Hale during a lunch at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

European Village Reborn: Palm Coast’s Poster-Child of Housing Bust Thrives Again

| June 13, 2016

The Palm Coast City Council approved a rezoning that enables European Village to be more autonomous and more clearly advertise itself as the 14-year-old development seeks to solidify its new hold on business and residential activity.

Taxable Values Improve Less Than in 2015, But Still More Strongly Than in Pre-Recession Years

| June 10, 2016

Palm Coast’s and Bunnell’s values improved least among local governments, at 3.9 and 2.2 percent, while county, school and Flagler Beach values all exceeded 5 percent.

72-Year-Old Man Exposes Himself to Two Teen Girls at Pier’s A-Frame in Flagler Beach

| June 9, 2016

James Tussing, who has no prior arrest record, exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl and her friend and blamed them for wearing bikinis late into the night.

Florida Hospital Flagler’s Medical Staff Awards $3,000 in Scholarships to 4 Students

| June 6, 2016

Meredith Wills, Amanda Hok, Summer Wilcox and Vincent Launh each got $750. The John M. Canakaris, MD award, which honors a high school student that has volunteered within the community to help the underprivileged and less fortunate, was awarded to Matanzas’s Launh.

Scaling Some Opposition, Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Will Expand Seating Areas, But Not Capacity

| June 6, 2016

Captain’s Bait, Tackle and BBQ at Bing’s Landing, the county park, scaled some opposition by Hammock residents to win county approval for an 800 square foot expansion that will not, however, add to the restaurant’s 200-seat capacity.

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