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Palm Coast Residents Say They Like Their City But Less So Their Municipal Government

| February 12, 2018

In the latest survey of residents’ satisfaction, Palm Coast government and the direction of the city takes a significant hit, while services such as police and fire see great satisfaction.

Should Plastic Bags Be Banned? State and Local Officials Have Different Answers

| February 11, 2018

Local governments, including Coral Gables in Florida, are banning single-use plastic bags, but state legislators are either questioning or banning the bans.

Palm Coast Vacation Rental Agency Ransacked, Hammock Unit Used To Print Counterfeit Cash

| February 9, 2018

The Vacation Rental Pros office on Palm Coast’s Utility Drive was ransacked and keys to units stolen apparently by a tenant who used his unit possibly to print counterfeit currency.

Flagler Loses Hutson and Lopsided Vote as Vacation Rental Deregulation Advances

| February 8, 2018

Sen. Travis Hutson voted with the 9-1 majority of his Senate committee today to advance a bill that would strip local governments of regulatory authority of vacation-rental homes.

Urging Opposition, Flagler Beach’s Jane Mealy Says Vacation-Rental Proposals Could Change City’s Look

| February 7, 2018

In an open plea to residents circulated by letter, Flagler Beach Commission Chair Jane Mealy warns of vacation-rental proposals that could change the make-up of the city, eliminating distinctions between residential and commercial zones.

At Coastal Cloud in the Hammock, a Culture More Cutting Edge Than Cutthroat Breeds Startling Success at 5-Year Mark

| February 2, 2018

Palm Coast’s Coastal Cloud marked its 5-year anniversary with startling successes, including 40 percent annual growth, 140 employees and near-parity between men and women in the ranks.

1st Round in New Session’s Vacation Rental Saga Goes Against Flagler Government

| January 30, 2018

A Senate committee approved a bill that would nearly eliminate local government regulation of vacation rentals and enable a single licensee to have hundreds of rentals across the state.

Kathleen Davis Is Flagler County Association of Realtors 2017 Affiliate of the Year

| January 28, 2018

Kathleen Davis, of Grand Living’s affiliate Southern Title, has been named Flagler County Association of Realtors (FCAR) 2017 Business Affiliate of the Year.

Intracoastal Bank of Palm Coast Announces 2017 Results

| January 28, 2018

Total assets at December 31, 2017, were $314.8 million up $30.3 million, or 11 percent, from $284.5 million at December 31, 2016.

Flagler Beach Places Golf Club On Probation, Pending Compliance With Lease Terms

| January 26, 2018

Two Flagler Beach city commissioners were ready to end the lease with the manager of Ocean Palms Golf Club Thursday, but were held back in a last-chance effort to allow for compliance.

County Planning Board May Have Violated Rules In Approving Hammock Restaurant and Brewery Without A1A Committee Review

| January 25, 2018

County Planning Board members appeared to have been misled by county staffers when told that the advisory Scenic A1A Pride committee’s opinion was not required as part of development plans. It is.

Counterfeiters Among Us: Several Palm Coast Businesses Targets of Bogus $100 Bills

| January 23, 2018

Salsa’s, Domino’s, McDonald’s and a Mobil station were all targeted by a user of counterfeit bills, as was a man selling items on Craig’s List. The investigation is continuing.

In Big Shift, Palm Coast Approves New Wireless Rules and Opens Many Areas to 150-Ft. Towers

| January 17, 2018

Palm Coast hopes to end its reputation as a place full of dead zones and a poor place for carriers to do business, but aesthetics may take a backseat to improved coverage.

FPL Will Not Charge Customers For Irma Repairs After All, Citing Tax Savings

| January 16, 2018

FPL says savings from the federal tax overhaul will allow it to avoid billing customers for the $1.3 billion cost of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Flagler Beach Will End Its Lease With Ocean Palms Golf, Finding Settlement Inadmissible

| January 12, 2018

Flagler Beach commissioners no longer want to work with Terry McManus, lease-holder of the city-owned golf course, and plan on either taking over the course or finding a new management firm.

Flagler Beach Will Lift Parking Restrictions On Downtown Businesses in Short-Term Fix

| January 8, 2018

Th Flagler Beach City Commission in an unusual show of liberality resolved to loosen strict restrictions on parking regulations to allow two businesses either to expand or to grow downtown.

21 Years From Concept to Take-Off: Flagler Airport Opens $17 Million Runway

| January 8, 2018

The new runway at the Flagler Airport will accommodate more fuel-heavy jets, thus adding to the airport’s fuel sales. Next up is the building of a new terminal.

Trump Administration’s Shift on Marijuana Could Imperil Banking Arrangements

| January 7, 2018

By rolling back an Obama-era arrangement that shielded legal marijuana users and businesses from prosecution, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may compel many banks and credit unions to stop working with marijuana businesses.

FPL Puts Plan To Bill Customers $1.3 Billion For Irma Repairs On Hold, Citing New Tax Law

| January 4, 2018

The company has not moved forward with the plan, primarily because it is studying implications of a federal tax overhaul approved last month by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump.

Flagler’s 4.2% Unemployment and Steady Housing Numbers Point to a Healthy Year

| December 22, 2017

Flagler County and Florida are ending the year on an economic high note, with unemployment in the county at 4.2 percent, down from 5.6 percent a year ago.

Woody’s BBQ at Flagler Plaza Is Burglarized For First Time in 18 Years

| December 20, 2017

Two windows were smashed in in an apparent attempt to steal from the cash register, which was empty. Damage from the burglary was valued at almost $5,000, according to a sheriff’s report.

Overriding Medical Marijuana Users’ Pleas, and Voters, Flagler Commissioners Pass Dispensary Ban

| December 18, 2017

The 3-1 vote to ban medical marijuana dispensaries outright Monday evening ends a year-long process that saw commissioners zigzag between approval and prohibition.

Assisted Living Facilities Are Challenging Rule Requiring Generator Power in Emergencies

| December 18, 2017

The Florida Senior Living Association representing 350 assisted living facilities argues the proposed rule creates requirements that are not authorized in state law.

Behind Pending Sale of Sea Ray, A Few Hints As to Why, None As To What Next

| December 15, 2017

Brunswick Corp. had noted a little disappointment with storm-related slowdowns at Sea Ray but explains its sale as a more strategic decision to focus more on different parts of its business.

Masked Gunman Robs Shell Station at Club House Drive, Suspect Arrested Within Hours

| December 15, 2017

Charles E. Rushing-Griffen, 27, was booked at the Flagler County jail at 5:23 this morning as the suspect in an armed robbery by a masked gunman at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Christmas With a Deputy Marks 10th Year By Increasing Shopping-Spree Sleighs to 125 Children

| December 13, 2017

This Friday 125 children will get to go on a Christmas shopping spree with a cop and a gift card at Target, getting there in a long convoy of cop cars, lights and sirens blaring.

FPL Customers Will be Billed $176 Million For Pollution Cleanup Following Leak at Utility

| December 13, 2017

All electricity customers in Flagler County are serviced by FPL and will see the cost, albeit modest, reflected in their bills even though the leak took place in South Florida.

County Calls Waste Pro On the Carpet, Only to Lavish Praise, Flattery and Excuses

| December 5, 2017

The county administration’s account of Waste Pro trash-hauling service contrasted sharply with commissioners’ stories of complaints, or documented complaints in Palm Coast.

FPC’s Dancers, Singers and Artists Bring Talents and Christmas Cheer to Assisted Living Residents

| December 2, 2017

The residents of Brookdale, an assisted living community in Palm Coast, were treated to a spectacular holiday show on November 29 by students from Flagler Palm Coast High School.

At Flagler Playhouse, An Urbane Expansion for a Community Theater Celebrating 4th Decade

| December 1, 2017

The Flagler Playhouse, now in its fourth decade, marked the opening of a new, 2000 square-foot wing that’ll give theater-goers a place to chill, drink and snack before shows and at intermissions.

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