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At Painters Hill and Washington Oaks, Crumbling Houses and a Devastated Treasure Beyond the Public Eye

| October 13, 2016

Here’s the first look at destruction not seen before: how Hurricane Matthew left houses on Painters Hill uninhabitable, and demolished and unrecognizably remade Washington Oaks Garden State Park’s beach-side park. With video.

Recovery Round-Up: FEMA Inspects Flagler, Crews Inspect the Pier, Assistance Center Opens, Debris Pick-Up Cautions

| October 12, 2016

A comprehensive update on the latest in Hurricane Matthew recovery operations in Flagler County and its cities, including essential information from FEMA and debris removal requirements.

Flagler Damages to Homes and Businesses Estimated at $73 Million; 11 Homes Destroyed, 500 Damaged; Utilities Grinding to Normal

| October 11, 2016

The price tag is very likely to exceed $100 million when damage to government infrastructure is eventually included. yet the sum total of the damage is far below what was feared from a direct hit of Hurricane Matthew.

Flagler on “Budget-Signing Watch” as 4 Local Items Totaling $3 Million Await Scott Signature

| March 18, 2016

Pending appropriations include $2 million for improvements to the Plantation Bay utility, $200,000 for the Malacompra drainage fix, and $200,000 for Flagler Beach’s stormwater improvements.

Justin Boyles Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Ed Mullener, Ending Hammock Love-Triangle Case of Torture and Killing

| January 29, 2016

Former Hammock resident Justin Boyles, who with accomplice Charles “Danny” Massey, tortured, murdered and burned Edward Scott Mullener in June 2013, was sentenced today (Jan. 29) to two life terms in prison without possibility of parole.

“He Kept Pushing Me Mentally”: Anna and John Pehota’s Life Before She Shot Him

| September 25, 2015

Anna Pehota shot dead her husband John in their Hammock trailer Sept. 23. John’s best friend recalls four decades of knowing the couple he calls “the sweetest in the world.”

Anna Pehota, 75, Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder for Shooting Husband in Hammock

| September 23, 2015

The woman–Anna Pehota, who has owned the trailer with her husband John since 1993–called 911 just after 4:30 p.m. to say that she thought she’d killed her husband, and that she’d shot him three times.

Judge Rules Mostly in Favor of Flagler County Authority to Regulate Vacation Rentals

| June 1, 2015

Judge Orfinger denied an attempt by short-term vacation-rental owners and managers to stop county regulations from taking effect, though on one count he ruled that the ordinance may not apply to contracts signed before mid-February, when the ordinance was passed.

Vacation Rental Company Sues Flagler County Two Weeks After Regulations Are Approved

| March 6, 2015

Steven Milo, head of Vacation Rental Pros, sued the Flagler County Commission, an eight-count action that alleges property, privacy and equal protection rights violations.

Salamander’s Hammock Beach Hotel: An Invitation to Future Prosperity in Flagler

| January 31, 2015

Tim hale, a Palm Coast business owner and Hammock resident, argues that Flagler County’s economic future is intertwined with Salamander’s proposed 198-room hotel at Hammock Beach.

Missing From Salamander Hotel Proposal: Community Consensus and Respect for Past Agreements

| January 19, 2015

Chris Goodfellow, a resident of the Hammock, argues that Salamander Hotels’ proposed 198-room re-development requires a precedent-setting change the county commission should avoid absent clearer consensus from the Hammock community.

Salamander Losing Streak Continues as Planning Board Rejects 198-Room Hammock Hotel, 3-2

| December 9, 2014

The vote, coming at the end of a nearly four and a half hour hearing, is the latest in a series of defeats for the developer, though the binding decision does not take place until the Flagler County Commission hears the proposal.

Flagler Gives Initial Approval to Vacation Rental Regulations and Pledges Revisions

| November 3, 2014

Some Hammock property owners applauded the Flagler County Commission’s proposed rules for short-term rental properties, others excoriated them for being too draconian. The commission will consider a revised proposal in late November or December.

A1A Pride Votes 7-3 to Reject Salamander Plan for 198-Room Hotel at Hammock Beach

| October 9, 2014

Today’s vote is only advisory ahead of action before the county’s planning board and the County Commission. But A1A’s membership represents a powerful constituency in the Hammock, as its previous displays of political muscle indicate.

New “I Am Art” Gallery Opens in the Hammock; Timothy Murphy and Joe Campanellie Featured at Ocean Books and Art

| February 12, 2014

The I AM ART/Rachel & Friends studio and gallery, which premiers with “The Heart of Expression” on Feb. 14, opens in the Hammock on Valentine’s Day. Flagler Beach’s Ocean Books and Art features sculptor Timothy Murphy and photographer Joe Campanellie.

In a Victory for Flagler, Senate Measure Restoring Local Authority to Regulate Vacation Rentals Moves Ahead, With Long Way to Go

| January 10, 2014

The proposal has a long way to go. It hasn’t yet been heard in the House, and must still clear several committees in the Senate before it reaches the Senate floor—if it does. It can die along the way. But Sen. John Thrasher’s backing is no small momentum, nor is Thursday’s 8-0 committee vote, including five Republicans and three Democrats.

Three Men Stabbed at Hammock Community Center Party; No One Is Talking

| October 29, 2012

The Halloween party took place at the Hammock Community Center on Malacompra Road Friday night and broke up after a big fight early Saturday morning, but the victims would not speak, and most witnesses had scattered before cops were able to investigate. The investigation is ongoing.

Sixth Serious Bike Week Wreck, on A1A, Sends 2 to Hospital After BMW Cuts Off Motorcyclists

| March 17, 2012

A man in a BWM cut off a married couple from Jacksonville on their Harley Davidson as the man was making an illegal turn into a JT Seafood Shack parking lot. The couple sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A Year On, Tibet’s Jigme Norbu’s Death In Flagler Is Remembered With Incense and Hope

| February 18, 2012

Jigme Norbu, the nephew of the Dalai Lama, was killed in Flagler County on the first day of a 300-mile walk for peace. Two dozen people gathered at the crash site in the Hammock this afternoon to commemorate the one-year mark of Norbu’s death.

Two Hammock Teens Faked Their Abduction, Triggering an Amber Alert Overnight

| December 22, 2011

Danielle Annis, 17, and Amanda Hunt, 15, residents of a home on Ocean Crest Drive in the Hammock in Palm Coast, faked their own abduction and stole their parents’ car Wednesday evening. Charges against them may be pending.

Hammock Dunes Showdown: Flagler and Developer Battle Before Florida Cabinet

| August 2, 2011

Ginn-Lubert Adler and investors want to build a 77-foot hotel and significantly increase the residential density in an area adjoining the public beach by 16th Rd. in the Hammock. Flagler County is opposed. The two sides are arguing their case before the Florida Cabinet today.

49th Day Shay-Gu Ceremony for Jigme Norbu, Dalai Lama’s Nephew Killed in the Hammock

| April 4, 2011

Jigme Norbu was killed on Valentine’s Day at the start of his walk for Florida. A ceremony at the crash site Sunday marked the 49th, and last, day of mourning, which releases the soul–and those left behind.

Mystery Scarring Unsolved, Malacompra Trail Policing Is Turned Over to Biking Group

| March 21, 2011

The Malacompra mountain bike trail, for years a somewhat anarchic free-for-all recently torn up by bikers, will now, in an unusual arrangement, be policed by a mountain biking group and supervised by county authorities in cooperation with Hammock conservationists.



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