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Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children

| December 7, 2018

Christmas With a Deputy at Target this evening will feature 124 children riding in 110 police cars from Town Center to the shopping center for a Christmas spree.

Flagler Will Try a Different, Riskier Strategy to Protect Its Short-Term Rental Regulations

| December 6, 2018

Flagler County government may lobby lawmakers less intensely than they have over the past three years on vacation-rental regulations, hoping instead that the county is carved out of a potential statewide retreat on such regulations.

Save the News-Journal: How Wall Street Is Plundering Newspaper Chains Like GateHouse

| December 4, 2018

Executives at GateHouse, which owns the News-Journal, demanded a $27 million cut from theirf papers’ operating expense to help pay for the hedge fund’s CEO’s $54 million pay package.

In Big Victory for Bing’s Proponents, Commission Votes 4-0 To “Sidetrack” Lease With Captain’s BBQ

| December 3, 2018

The commission, led by Dave Sullivan, who switched sides, agreed to reconsider the lease with Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing through more vetting and analysis.

Barbecuing Bing’s

| November 30, 2018

With even Captain’s BBQ owners willing to get “back to the drawing board,” there’s plenty of room for Flagler government to fix what remains a dirty deal that hurts all sides.

$22.4 Million A1A Rebuilding and Sea Wall Construction in Flagler Beach Starts in January

| November 30, 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation just awarded a $22.4 million contract to a Jacksonville contractor to start construction, sea wall and dune repairs on three segments of A1A in Flagler Beach.

Protesters Gather at Bing’s Landing, But Captain’s BBQ Owner Willing To ‘Hit the Drawing Board Again’

| November 26, 2018

The hastily-arranged protest outside Bing’s Landing Sunday drew between two and three dozen people looking to challenge Flagler County government’s new lease with Captain’s BBQ.

Waste Pro Garbage Truck Overturns, Killing Demont’e Harris, 21, in Palm Coast’s Woodlands

| November 21, 2018

Demont’e Harris, 21, was killed when his Waste Pro garbage truck on its run through the Woodlands this morning overturned flipped on its side in front of 1, Bay Spring Place, killing him.

Florida Hospital Flagler Will Open Stand-Alone ER Near Matanzas High School and I-95

| November 20, 2018

The future AdventHealth’s 12-bed stand-alone ER represents a $25 million investment in north palm Coast and the addition of some 40 jobs near Matanzas High School as that part of town grows.

Divided County Commission Approves Captain’s BBQ Lease That Will Reshape Bing’s Landing

| November 19, 2018

The vote followed more than three hours from 41 people, almost split between supporters and opponents of a lease that would reshape Bing’s Landing.

Entering Hotel Business, Flagler Government Dedicates 3 ‘Cottages’ at Princess Place
For Tourism and Science

| November 19, 2018

The three cottages will be rented out to tourists and to environmental researchers for $125 to $150 a night, with 10 more planned for the River-to-Sea Preserve next year.

How Flagler County Is Readying to Upend Bing’s Landing Park to Benefit Private Restaurant–and Political Donors

| November 19, 2018

Flagler County government will allow Captain’s BBQ to build a larger restaurant in the middle of Bing’s Landing, at its own expense but with large subsidies from the county.

Palm Coast and County Resolve Sour Development Conflict, Signaling Falgout’s More Cooperative ‘Playbook’

| November 14, 2018

The Airport Commons development opposite the future Wawa had led Palm Coast to threaten to sue the county, until the city’s Beau Falgout replaced Jim Landon. Then it became all about resolving issues.

Bunnell Takes Page From St. Augustine to Adopt Harshest Anti-Panhandling Rules in Flagler

| November 13, 2018

Bunnell’s new ordinance prohibits panhandling within 20 feet of any business or commercial property, alongside drivers or diners, but limits penalties to fines.

Ronald Charles Gitschier Jr., Navy Veteran and Radio Master, 1962-2018

| November 10, 2018

Ronald Charles Gitschier Jr., 56, was a 23-year Navy veteran, Flagler Broadcasting’s chief engineer for 10 years, husband, father and grandfather.

The Death of WNZF’s Ron Charles, Friend and Colleague, at 56

| November 7, 2018

Ron ‘Charles’ Gitschier, 56, built Flagler County’s first radio station WNZF as its chief engineer for the past 10 years, was its news director and a man of rare integrity and humility.

Legendary B-25 Bomber Among Two Dozen Aircraft at Flagler Airport’s Freedom Fest Saturday

| November 1, 2018

Freedom Fest 2018 will include an air parade, a special pinning ceremony for Vietnam-era veterans, three tribute rock bands, numerous displays and fireworks to end it all.

Ex-‘Funworld Place’ Owner Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges as State Drops Its Own

| October 30, 2018

Jerard Davis, 33, a resident of Palm Coast’s Buttonwell Lane, was originally arrested after a high-profile search of his business, from where police claimed he was selling drugs and counterfeit merchandise.

Stepped-Up Sheriff’s Patrols, New Sex-Offender App, Candy Buy Back: Halloween Game Plans

| October 30, 2018

Flagler sheriff’s personnel will be conducting heavy patrols and providing crossing assistance at critical points for Halloween, the FDLE has a new safety app, and Flagler Dental is doing candy buy-back for 10 days afterward.

Alleged Armed Robbery Leaves Man Injured at Dakota Joe’s on Old Dixie Highway

| October 29, 2018

Employees at Dakota Joe’s, a business at 2245 South Old Dixie Highway, were allegedly the targets of a violent armed robbery that resulted in a man’s hospitalization late Sunday night.

For 4th Time Since 1995, State Attorney Drops Criminal Charge Against Ex-Dr. Fruehan, But ‘Further Proceedings’ Possible

| October 25, 2018

Even though his office filed the charge a day before the two-year statute of limitation expired, Fruehan was not served until after the date passed.

Ex-Dr. Fruehan Claims Statute of Limitations Elapsed in Charge of Inappropriate Touching, But Dates May Not Be On His Side

| October 22, 2018

Florence Fruehan, the former Palm Coast physician accused of inappropriately touching a woman during a consultation at his office, will argue in court that the misdemeanor battery charge against him should be dismissed because the statutes of limitations has passed.

Two Construction Workers Are Electrocuted and Killed As Boom Strikes Power Line in Seminole Woods

| October 8, 2018

Two construction workers working on a house at Selma Trail and Sesame Boulevard in Palm Coast’s Seminole Woods were killed around 9 a.m. when their equipment struck a power line, electrocuting them both. They died instantly.

State Attorney Drops Battery Charge Against Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley, Closing the Case

| October 5, 2018

The domestic battery misdemeanor charge against Eric Cooley was dropped Friday morning after the prosecution failed to convince the alleged victim to cooperate, ending the three-month case against the Flagler Beach city commissioner and 7-Eleven owner.

Shopping Center Eyed Across From Matanzas High School as County and City Play Nice

| October 1, 2018

The shopping center on Matanzas Woods, the first, would serve the north end of Palm Coast and I-95 traffic, but is still in its earliest planning stages.

Between Frittatas, Colonoscopies and Rebranding at Florida Hospital Flagler

| September 27, 2018

Wally deAquino, Dean Abtahi and Issam Nasr, physicians at Florida Hospital Flagler, headlined a Common Ground breakfast this morning at Palm Coast’s Hilton.

Sheriff Files Criminal Charges Against Dr. Florence Fruehan, Alleging Pattern of Inappropriate Touching

| September 20, 2018

At least five women have now come forward with allegations of inappropriate touching by Florence Fruehan, the Palm Coast physician who agreed to surrender his license last month.

Palm Coast Data Adds New York Magazine and National Wildlife Amid Stable Revenue

| September 19, 2018

Palm Coast Data’s revenue has been solid, with continued addition of clients, and its parent company has been reporting modest but consistent profits, in contrast with earlier years.

Pay Disparity: Many Flagler Government Employees Paid Less While Several “All Stars” Are Overpaid

| September 10, 2018

A salary study found pay disparities between Flagler government and other governments, but also within Flagler government, where an “all stars” system is rewarding some employees far more than others.

Dr. Fruehan Will Surrender License, Quitting Medicine in Face of Allegation of Sexual Improprieties With Patient

| August 23, 2018

Palm Coast physician Florence Fruehan will surrender his license ahead of the conclusion of a state investigation into allegations that he groped a female patient. He is also under local sheriff’s investigation.

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