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U.S. Corps’ Cost to Rebuild 2.5 Miles of Beach: $39 Million and Up, Storms Not Included

| April 2, 2013

The Corps of Engineers is favoring “renourishing” a 2.5-mile segment of beach from South 7th Street to South 28th Street in Flagler Beach five times through 2060 by rebuilding dunes and dumping 320,000 cubic feet of sand five times over, for $39 million. Adding another segment could add $30 million.

Wildfires Damage 2 Beverly Beach Homes and Jump A1A Before They Are Fiercely Put Down

| March 28, 2013

A fire broke out at 2:25 this afternoon in the 3800 block of North Ocean Shore Boulevard in Beverly Beach, consuming parts of a beach-front house.

A Rare, 26-Foot Right Whale Is Discovered Dead Just South of Varn Park

| December 19, 2012

A 26-foot right whale that had been dead more than a day was discovered south of Varn Park Wednesday morning. Federal and state authorities will conduct a necropsy before attempting to bury the whale in place.

Ed Hess, Beverly Beach Commissioner and Walter Brennan Alter Ego, Died in A1A Wreck

| August 3, 2012

Ed Hess was a Beverly Beach commissioner for at least 16 years, and had performed on stages and elsewhere for half a century, especially his Walter Brennan imitations.

Second Grave Crash in 14 Hours, on A1A in Beverly Beach, Injures 2 Critically

| August 2, 2012

A head-on wreck between two vehicles sent two people to Halifax hospital with critical, traumatic injuries and closed State Road A1A in Beverley Beach after 12:30 p.m.

Going Nose to Nose, Palm Coast and The County Remain Split on Half-Cent Sales Tax

| May 14, 2012

Palm Coast wants to keep the split of the half-cent sales tax revenue what it is today. Flagler County wants to change the formula, which would decrease Palm Coast’s share by $500,000. The disagreement is jeopardizing a unified approach on a sales tax referendum both sides say is critical to their revenue needs.

From Pathways Academy and Matanzas High To Beverly Beach: A Sea Oats Odyssey

| May 12, 2012

Students from Pathways Academy and Matanzas High School planted 750 sea oats along Beverly Beach’s dunes through a University of Florida project and the initiative of Beverly Beach Commissioner–and FlaglerLive columnist–Frank Gromling, who relates the story.

After Joint Meeting, Palm Coast and the County Remain Far Apart Over Sales Tax Renewal

| April 10, 2012

Palm Coast and the county disagree over how to split $4 million in annual revenue from the a half-cent sales surtax. The county wants more than it’s been getting. A joint meeting Tuesday produced good will but no breakthrough.

After 11 Years, Beverly Beach Mayor Steve Emmett Says Farewell a Year Early

| March 5, 2012

Emmett, 70, said he was tired. He won his sixth election last March. He wasn’t up for re-election until a year from now. But he said he’d had enough. Gerry Gersbach replaced him in a ceremony at the Beverly Beach Town Hall.

Flagler’s 7 Governments Gather to Hear How Well Their Economic Development Is Doing

| December 13, 2011

Despite enduringly high unemployment and a year of fraying rather than unity among local governments, the county hosted an intergovernmental summit Tuesday that piled back-patting on exclamation marks.

Flagler’s State Lawmakers Lend an Ear to Local Pleas in Annual Wish-Listing Ritual

| October 13, 2011

Gambling regulations, state dollars for Flagler’s roads, warnings against the unintended consequences of state budget cuts and numerous more local concerns busied the nearly two-hour meeting between Flagler’s state lawmakers and local politicians, organizations and citizens.

John McDonald, Long-Time Beverly Beach City Commissioner, Dies at 76

| October 13, 2011

John McDonald, a Beverly Beach city commissioner for almost 11 years, had retired there in 1986 after serving 26 years in the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

Man Drowns North of Flagler Beach, Near Condos Where Family Had Recently Moved In

| August 27, 2011

James Palmer, 55, who was staying at the Oceanside condominiums in Beverly Beach with his family, drowned just before 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. A 55-year-old surfer also died in New Smyrna Beach three hours earlier.

Coalition of Cities Meets, Its Mission As Fuzzy as Its Place in Flagler’s Economic Bog

| July 15, 2011

The Coalition of Cities is Flagler’s smaller cities’ answer to being snubbed at a larger economic-development table. But the snub is over. The coalition remains. It’s not exactly clear why, and it underscores the frayed political landscape behind facades of unity.

Flagler Power: From Bunnell By-Pass to Weigh Station to A1A Seawall, FDOT Retreats

| April 16, 2011

Three times in the past 12 months, Florida Department of Transportation projects in Flagler County have foundered on the well-organized shoals of local opposition across government boundaries and fiefdoms.

Local Governments Agree To a Therapist To Cut Through Economic Dysfunction

| January 31, 2011

After a meeting lasting two hours and 17 minutes Monday, local governments conceded they have no agreement on economic development, except to meet again and let a “facilitator” help them find some.

Live: Flagler County’s Economic Development Summit

| January 31, 2011

The economic development summit at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center began at 5:30 this evening. For background on the summit, go here. For a recap and analysis of the meeting, go here. Click below to follow the summit moment by moment.
Flagler County Economic Development Summit

Economic Development Summit: Can Flagler’s 33 Elected Get It Up?

| January 31, 2011

Many plans, little agreement, no concerted action: Monday evening’s economic development summit between Flagler County’s seven local governments is unlikely to yield substantive results beyond a meet-and-greet of powerpoints.

Night Waves Smash 50-ft Fishing Vessel To Shore Just North of Flagler Beach

| October 26, 2010

The two fishermen on board the 50-year-old “Satisfaction,” registered to a company in Port Orange, swam safely to shore around 1:30 a.m., and their catch was salvaged.

Crime Reports, June 28-July 4, 2010

| July 1, 2010

A stolen tag from Volusia County is recovered, a bank refuses to refund customer for fraudulent charges, and more.

Flagler Firefighter and Pro Volleyball Player Fighting for His Life

| May 14, 2010

Professional volleyball player and Flagler County Firefighter-EMT Ranse Jones is fighting for his life in a Panama City hospital for nearly a week after being stricken by a brain aneurysm during a volleyball tournament at age 34.

10 Named to Flagler’s Manatee Rules Panel

| May 3, 2010

A county-appointed rules committee has 60 days to recommend whether manatee speed zones are needed in Flagler’s waterways.

Flagler Mayors: You Call That a Transportation System?

| April 16, 2010

A day after a county-wide meeting of government leaders on transportation, Flagler County’s mayors blistered the county’s public transportation system but showed little vision themselves.

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