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Recording Studio Opens in NSB

Volusia County is home to so many talented musicians and now they have the ability to create and record their masterpieces in an inspiring environment, without leaving home! Bable Blue Recording Studio is located at 803 E. 23rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach and is open to anyone looking to take the next step artistically. Whether you are in a band, or are a solo … Continue reading Recording Studio Opens in NSB

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Property Appraiser: Volusia County-Wide 2018 Just Value Up 8%

By Mimi McKee Understanding Volusia County’s Proposed Property Taxes In August 2018, Volusia County property owners were mailed the Truth In Millage (TRIM) notices, also known as the 2018 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes. The notice includes property appraiser value information, taxing authority information, non-ad valorem assessments and an explanation of terms. How to Read Your TRIM and Proposed Property Taxes The total proposed taxes … Continue reading Property Appraiser: Volusia County-Wide 2018 Just Value Up 8%

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Know Your Property Rights: Illegal Vacation Rentals

by Mimi McKee Know the laws of short-term rentals in Volusia County Short-term rentals have become a mainstay of the tourism industry in Volusia County, and with the rise of Airbnb and VRBO.com, there has been a rise of short-term rentals in all parts of the country, in all kinds of neighborhood settings. The websites allow users to book nightly, weekly and monthly stays. Volusia … Continue reading Know Your Property Rights: Illegal Vacation Rentals

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November Fishing Guide

Our backwater fishing expert gives you everything you need to get out on the water! As the warm weather starts to fade away the fishing will remain very hot. Finally, at the end of October, we had our first cool weather. Look for the large trout to start showing up again in the shallows and backwater locations. The redfish have been everywhere as of late, … Continue reading November Fishing Guide

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to Participate in Drug Take Back Day The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Surfing Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence and its Affect on Surfing Ever heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Or does it go, “One man’s misfortune can be another man’s standing barrel?” Our summer started out with the waves as flat as paper. The ocean was more like a big lake! Then Hurricane Florence happened and our lake turned into a surfer’s dream. Why do hurricanes … Continue reading Surfing Hurricane Florence

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County Plans Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy

What Can We do to Protect Our Waterways? Would you like to become a Blue Spring advocate and help environmentalists spread the word about solutions to water pollution? If so, plan on attending the Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy. The academy will include classroom and field trip experiences, guest speakers and hands-on, feet-wet learning to provide an in-depth citizen engagement experience. Those participating in … Continue reading County Plans Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy