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Gerald McCaskell, 51, a Repeat Felon, Accused of Stabbing A Man in a Street Fight in South Bunnell

Gerald McCaskell of Bunnell has a long prison record: five separate prison stints between 1990 and 2015, totaling 14 years. The 51-year-old resident of 200 East Booe Street in Bunnell was back at the Flagler County jail Saturday, on $100,000 bond, following an accusation that he stabbed and gravely injured a 54-year-old Palm Coast man with a serrated blade during a street fight that evening.
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Flagler Beach Commissioners React to Missed Grant Money, Scrutiny Against City Manager

FLAGLER BEACH – The Flagler Beach city government delivered residents more disappointing news at Thursday’s meeting when it was learned that the city had not capitalized on the opportunity for up to $739k in grant money from the Tourist Development Council. There were no procedural roadblocks preventing the city for applying for some or all of the loan, its failure to seize it came as a result of city staff not preparing a project proposal in time for the grant. The window to do so was 18 months long, including an extension.
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Wilmer woman killed in single-vehicle crash

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, has claimed the life of a Wilmer woman. Donna M. Curley, 57, was fatally injured when the 2013 Nissan Frontier she was driving veered off the roadway and struck a tree. Curley...

Daytona Tortugas fund new Little League field at Derbyshire Park

DAYTONA BEACH — Derbyshire Park is getting a baseball-focused facelift thanks to the Daytona Tortugas. The Tortugas’ ownership group donated $50,000 to fund a field renovation project, converting one of the two pre-existing softball fields at Derbyshire Park into a regulation Little League baseball field. City Communications Manager Susan Cerbone said the softball fields are currently “underutilized.”

Drive In Movies at the Drive In Christian Church

Load up the car, sit underneath the stars and enjoy Summer Drive In Movie Mania 2022 on the big screen – July 17, 19 & 21 at the Drive In Christian Church!. All three nights of Movie Mania are free and open to the public. The Drive In Christian Church is located at 3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

Dunes Brewing launches NFT Mug Club with virtual and tangible things of value

Leave it to craft breweries to properly innovate the nonfungible token (NFT). Last week we reported on the NFT in-person event idea launched by a couple Denver area breweries. This week, Dunes Brewing, Port Orange, Fla.’s first-ever beachside brewery, becomes the first craft brewery to develop an NFT-only Mug Club (at least the first ever to email us about it).

The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Monday, June 27, 2022

Weather: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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Daytona Beach woman killed in Port Orange crash on I-95, troopers say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 30-year-old Daytona Beach woman was killed in a Port Orange crash on Interstate 95 Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said they responded to the scene on southbound I-95 near mile marker 256 shortly before 3 p.m. [TRENDING: Supreme Court overturns...

Flagler County holds graduation for third Leadership Academy class

The start of the regular meeting of the County Commission on Monday (June 20) was atypical as students of the third cohort of the Flagler County Leadership Academy were recognized during a brief graduation ceremony. Sixteen students – representing the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners, the Flagler County Sheriff’s...

Independence Day event to feature music, food and fireworks at Flagler Executive Airport

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks Over the Runways on Sunday, July 3, at the Flagler Executive Airport at 201 Airport Road in Palm Coast. Parking at the Flagler Executive Airport: Enter via Airport Road or Aviation Drive. Traffic Units will direct vehicles to parking areas inside the airport gates. Once parking at the airport is at capacity, entrances will be blocked off.

Ormond Beach resident recognized for making an impact in communications industry

An Ormond Beach resident was recently named to the leaders category in Ragan's Top Women in Communication Awards List for 2022, a press release announced last week. Melissa Mathews was recognized during a special award celebration on June 16 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The award celebrates the female communications professionals who are making a significant impact in their daily job and careers. The event in New York City featured a keynote presentation from CBS Mornings' Executive Producer Shawna Thomas.

Ukraine charity event to be held at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center

As the war continues in Ukraine, one local organization is hosting a night of music to raise awareness and support of the country's struggles. At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, the Ukranian Project, Inc. is presenting a charity event featuring Oksana Bilozir, singer and former Ukraine politician, and Nataliya Bratash at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $35, and all funds raised from both donations and ticket purchases will go to provide aid to the people of Ukraine, a cause that hits home for Ruksolana Cisyk, of the Ukranian Project, as she still has family in the country and remembers what it was like to live in the Soviet Union.

Parkview Church Quilt Ministry Delivers Comfort on Many Levels

Palm Coast, FL – The popularity of quilting ebbs and flows but for some people it’s more than a trend. It’s a passion. Rhonda Stapleford has been quilting since the 1990’s, inspired by a friend who showed her how to do it. Starting with a double and a twin quilt for her daughters as her first project, Rhonda was ‘totally hooked’, and the self-taught quilter has been honing and sharing her skills ever since.

End of an era: Frappes Italian Grille closes after 32 years of business

Owning a restaurant has never been easy, but for Meryl Frappier, the last 32 years have been the best time of her life. It's a period of time that started when she and her late husband Bobby opened a 450-square-foot hoagie shop in South Daytona in 1990, when Frappier was five-and-a-half months pregnant and making philly cheesesteaks. She'd deliver sandwiches then too; People would ask Bobby where she was sometimes and he'd tell them she was delivering.