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Flagler and Florida Unemployment in Holding Pattern For Seventh Month In a Row

| April 20, 2018

Flagler’s unemployment rate is at a healthy 4.1 percent, where it’s been, give or take a few decimal points, for seven months, with the state’s unemployment mirroring the holding pattern.

Florida Hospitals and Halifax Health Named Among 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

| April 17, 2018

Adventist Health System, which includes the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top places to work in health care.

Water War Flares Again Between Palm Coast and County Over Planned Shops Near Airport

| April 10, 2018

A proposed commercial development at the southeast corner of State Road 100 and the entrance to the county airport, opposite Bulldog Drive, is at the center of the latest water dispute between Palm Coast and the county.

Flagler’s Labor Force and Number of Job-Holders Jump to New Highs as Unemployment Falls

| March 23, 2018

Flagler County’s labor force has grown by 42 percent since the recovery began in 2010, and more impressively, the rate of people holding jobs has grown 63 percent, by a net 17,500 people.

Tiny RV Park Proposed for Colbert Lane Revs Up Residents’ Rebellion, and Is Denied

| March 19, 2018

Upscale or not, Palm Coast Plantation and Grand Haven residents saw a proposed RV park on Colbert Lane as a trailer park, and the county commission rejected it Monday evening.

“It Stinks,” Palm Coast Manager Says of WastePro’s Service as Mayor Speaks of Ending Contract

| March 7, 2018

Mayor Milissa Holland is raising the possibility of finding a new garbage hauler for Palm Coast after losing patience with complaints about WastePro.

Another Exhausting But Short-Term Victory For Flagler Government as Vacation-Rental Deregulation Fails Again

| March 6, 2018

Flagler County government had staunchly opposed lawmakers’ attempts to eliminate local regulation of short-term vacation rentals, regulations crafted in 2014 largely at Flagler’s behest.

Palm Coast Tells Matanzas Golf That Foreclosure Is On Again as Deadline Passes

| March 2, 2018

Matanzas Golf Club owners did not comply with a deadline to demolish or renovate a cart barn at the site and now face a resumption of Palm Coast’s foreclosure proceedings.

Gov. Scott’s Boasts of “Recovering” $1.2 Million From Palm Coast Data Aside, New Documents Detail Extent of Deal’s Failures

| March 1, 2018

Documents obtained by FlaglerLive and disclosed for the first time show the extent of Palm Coast Data’s difficulties and some of Palm Coast government’s own deception along the way.

Palm Coast and Matanzas Golf Course Owners Reach Agreement, With Conditions

| February 28, 2018

Palm Coast government has agreed to significantly code enforcement reduce its lien on the Matanzas golf course in exchange for a dismissal of all pending litigation.

Does Palm Coast Have a Panhandling Problem? Council Member Thinks So, But Legal Options Are Limited

| February 27, 2018

Palm Coast City Council member Heidi Shipley, citing “regulars” panhandling on Old Kings Road and Palm Coast Parkway, wants an anti-panhandling ordinance.

Matanzas High Students Developing Justice Academy For Aspiring Cops and Lawyers

| February 20, 2018

Matanzas High’s law and justice academy, developed by students with help from the sheriff’s office and others, mirrors the popular fire academy at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

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.

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